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UX Connections’ Trip to Dubai!

Our week in Dubai as a full team was packed full of exciting experiences. Bringing together our London, Gothenburg, New York and Sydney offices, our excursion was definitely one to remember. Read on to get a feel for what we got up to over there! Design Week One of the first things we did during our Dubai trip was visit Dubai Design Week. It was an interesting mix of all…

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The User Experience of Emirates

The UX Connections team recently arrived in Dubai, and the journey here was quite something. Continuing on with our Down in Dubai: UX Inspirations series, we thought we’d carry out a review – specifically, the user experience of Emirates.  Emirates: A History Emirates as a company is known for its luxurious customer experience. One of two flag carriers of the United Arab Emirates, it is the largest airline in the…

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Exciting Innovations at the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup

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…

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UX Connections’ Dubai Bucket List

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’…

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Dubai Design Week 101: Everything You Need to Know

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…

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Five Incredible Tech Innovations You’ll Find in Dubai

The Middle East has always been a place for innovation and invention, and not many people realise just how many things we know and love today were founded there. For example, Abbas Ibn Firnas made the world’s first ever flying machine in 875 AD – a core necessity for the invention of the modern aeroplane. Dubai, a major Middle Eastern city that has built a reputation for futuristic technology, is…

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How the Middle East is Becoming an Innovation Hub

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…

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SXSW Sydney

SXSW comes to Sydney in October 2023!

It has recently been announced that the world-renowned tech conference, SXSW will be expanding to Australia and Asia Pacific in 2023, being held in the home city of our Australia office, Sydney!  This is a great development for the southern hemisphere, with hopes it will aid the advancement of Sydney’s tech industry. In recent years, NSW has upped technology funding within Sydney in the hope to rival the likes of…

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Saying Goodbye to SXSW 2022

Sadly, SXSW 2022 is coming to an end this Sunday, and so the UX Connections team has returned back to London and Gothenburg from sunny Austin! During our incredible trip, we gained considerable knowledge, both industry-wise and skill-wise. So, we thought we would share with you just a few standout lessons from the talks we attended at the conference. We hope you will enjoy reading them as much as we…

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The UX Connections Austin Bucket List

Austin has an international reputation for being an exciting, zany, slightly-whacky place. After all, the slogan ‘Keep Austin Weird’ is seen and heard all over the city, so it makes sense as to why it has such a unique, individual culture. Seeing as the whole team will be visiting as part of our SXSW trip, we thought we would do a bit of research and start to build our ‘Austin…

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Aeroplanes of the future: what’s next for aviation?

Lara Williams, Editor-at-large Innovative technology is already being used to improve traveller experience in the terminal, but how are things developing airside? In 2014, CEO of IATA (International Air Transport Association) Tony Tyler said the main issues facing the aviation industry were: safety, convenience and environmental concerns. Three years later and it seems these issues are finally being addressed. Unveiled at the Paris Air Show last week, these are the…

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