The UX Connections team will soon be over in sunny Dubai on our company-wide trip. Whilst experiencing the culture and innovation from the Middle East, we’ll be counting down the days until the FIFA 2022 World Cup, which starts on 20th November in Qatar. Therefore, continuing our UX Inspirations series we’d like to talk about how innovative technologies are being utilised to improve the overall experience for World Cup guests…
Since our trip to Dubai is getting closer, our team has started looking into some of the exciting things we can get up to whilst we’re there. Most of us have never visited Dubai, so we want to get the full tourist experience, and see some of Dubai’s famous places and spaces! So, as part of our Down In Dubai: UX Inspiration series, we thought we’d make a ‘bucket list’…
Continuing our Down in Dubai: UX Inspiration series, we’re focusing on one thing we are all very excited for – Dubai Design Week 2022. It’s the largest creative festival in the Middle East, and we’ll be attending it in person during our time in Dubai! For this reason, we thought we’d share with you the key themes of the event, and everything else you need to know about it if…
The Middle East region is home to some of the most innovative, forward-thinking cities in the world, but also to those who are up-and-coming in terms of future vision. So, as part of our ‘Down in Dubai: UX Inspirations’ series, we wanted to take a closer look at how the different Middle Eastern countries are creating various types of innovative solutions. Innovation, in its most simple sense, is about creating…
As technology constantly evolves and continues to ingrain itself deeper and deeper into our everyday lives, almost every industry is finding itself having to (or even wanting to) incorporate it into their process. When it comes to the fashion industry, this means that more companies are using tech to improve the creation process, personalise the e-commerce experience, or predict the future of customer interest. No matter how or why they…
Over the past few years, the world has been becoming evermore digital and taken a big step toward the future. Things such as art, music, and photography have all taken steps towards digitalisation, so why not the fashion world? For the first article in our FashionXTech miniseries, we’ll be taking a look at how fashion has done just that, with the sudden creation of NFTs – and don’t worry if…
In our latest Automotive Worldwide Series, we have discussed in depth the UX in automotive and have had a bird’s eye view of the industry in certain booming cities. (Check those articles out if you haven’t!) Now it’s time for us to turn our heads fully forward and look ahead to the future. There are trends that have been lurking around and we believe are about to change the landscape…
Sydney’s rainiest year to date – UX Connection’s commitment to limiting consultant’s contribution to global warming
How UX Connections is limiting consultant’s contribution to global warming With Sydney on track to break its annual rainfall record, and record breaking heat-waves in the northern hemisphere, we are continuing to experience the catastrophic effects of climate change. At UX Connections AU, we are committed to being mindful of our impact on the environment and encouraging conversation around our environmental responsibilities. We spoke with some of our UX consultants…
For years, Volvo and Gothenburg have been inseparable – when we speak of one, the other comes into mind naturally. However, the automotive industry at Gothenburg is not a one-man show. Gothenburg is home to many other companies in the supply chain too. In this article, we are going to look at three standouts: Smart Eye, Lynk+Co and CEVT. Smart Eye Smart Eye is a technology company of human insight…
This year, from 27th May to 18th June, Vivid Sydney is back with spectacular light shows, visual art pieces, and live music! It is an annual event that not only attracts Sydneysiders, but people from all around the world. The blend of arts, technology and innovation is truly awe-inspiring, so if you’re around Sydney this month, read this article for all the info you need! What is Vivid Sydney? Vivid…
To end our Swedish Design Series on a high, we thought we’d champion some of the most successful women working in the Swedish tech industry. Not all women mentioned are Swedish-born, but they are helping Sweden become a world-leader in tech. Though not all are design-based, we appreciate that all women mentioned in this list are business-minded, innovation-led and tech-driven, which would explain why they’re all excelling in their field.…
The world’s first ‘speech neuroprosthesis’ technology allows for the decoding of full words from the brain activity of a paralyzed individual.
US semiconductor giant Intel is looking to secure €8 billion in public subsidies to set up a semiconductor plant in Europe
A Canadian biotech firm’s self-administered nasal spray has been found to reduce the viral load of the SARS-CoV-2 virus by over 95%, confirms a UK clinical trial
A University College London study revealed how quantum nanodiamonds could act as sensitive nanosensors, allowing for faster detection of diseases
Augmented reality (AR) is offering phenomenal opportunities where users can communicate with visually impressive overlays, merging the real world with digital data. The technology is tipped to disrupt the aerospace industry.
Retailing giant Amazon has launched its own palm recognition technology that lets customers effortlessly make payments.
Who would have thought that the likes of books depicting fictional universes, and futuristic realities, could actually contain predictions about the future in the real world.
The virtual reality market is growing rapidly. Currently valued at $15.8bn, the market is expected to reach $120.5bn by 2026.
Apple’s sixth-generation watch redefines health and wellness capabilities of wearable tech, and it’s here in the nick of time
The $300 Oura Smart Ring is a personal health tracker that is capable of measuring body pulse, sleep quality, heart rate as well as skin temperature.
The coronavirus pandemic has forced sports fans to stay home for the foreseeable future. As a result, global sports leagues are under pressure to innovate and keep the games as normal as possible.
The autonomous delivery robots market is growing rapidly. During 2020-2024, the market is expected to grow by $USD16.86 billion.
The WHO is taking on an AI initiative to get the world’s 1.3 billion tobacco users to kick the habit and quit for good. Let’s meet Florence, their first virtual health worker.
Revisiting the project amid the pandemic, has our view of virtual art changed?
Augmented Reality (AR) has been dominating user experience (UX) and with the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have been turning to AR apps to help pass their time.
As several businesses were caught in a race against time to come up with ideas that would keep their businesses running in the thick of the Corona pandemic, publishers, and bookstores alike, saw a rise in the number of Ebooks purchased.
The COVID-19 outbreak has forced organisations and schools to adopt remote working and studying. Additionally, more people are subscribing to streaming services and accessing content online. This has caused a significant uptick in internet usage, placing big demands on network providers.
Consumer behaviour has changed drastically amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The number of visits to stores has decreased significantly. Whilst online shopping has seen a spike in sales, physical stores have been left to deal with loss of business.
The UK has seen challenging months with the country coming to a halt due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Research shows that the number of cashless transactions is growing during lockdown. In fact, according to Asian Banker’s research, the number of cashless payments is forecasted to rise by 9% in leading economies in 2020.
After the outbreak and spread of Covid-19, a lot of companies were left having to think on their feet and, while some of them resorted to complete shut downs and having to sack a large number of their employees, others decided to take a different route and use platforms which would enable them to keep as many of their employees and clients as possible.
The African diaspora is booming with young and talented innovators with dreams of changing the world, one innovation at a time.
As the coronavirus crisis compels global workforce to operate remotely, the surge in cyberattacks emerges as another challenge for them to overcome
Are the changes we’re making for coronavirus a short term fix or a long term improvement?
The Joint European Disruptive Initiative launches the JEDI COVID-19 Challenge to use high-performance computing and AI to fast-track aid the development of therapeutics
The time is now for AI to take the rein as workforces across the globe isolate to reduce transmission
CRISPR technology is being used to alter DNA in the name of de-extinction and conservation. How can we make sense of this ethically sensitive field?
Machine learning and CCS has the potential to transform Earth’s eco-system – but they must be adopted cautiously.