A busy week of meetings and events awaited us this week, you can see the highlights here!
Danny, Jerome and Matt have been at the ‘New Designers’ show, and have been really impressed with the level of talent there this year.Last night they presented the ‘Cyber-Duck Associate Prize’ to the best digital project at the show – SlopeScope. The guy behind it is Pablo de la Peña, a first class graduate from the University of Dundee. SlopeScope is ‘a conceptual service for snowboarders which allows passive recording from multiple angles on a slope’ and we absolutely loved the innovation and techniques behind it.
Some of the Cyber-Duck Team with Pablo, our prize winner at the New Designers Show
The team were equally impressed with Ross Forrest’s 'Zoom' project which demonstrated an enthusiasts social network and how a folksonomy based navigation system delivers a ‘journey’ based user experience. Calum Pringle’s ‘Subtle Subtitle’ project was fascinating. He clearly demonstrated (using an iphone prototype) how a mobile device can help people with speech impairments with the potential of transforming peoples lives.
Tom, Khal and Paolo have been ‘researching’ location-based mobile applications Gowalla and Foursquare with their incessant ‘checking in’ to places as exciting as Tesco and Greggs. Some more great news…Chris and Sajith finished their masters degrees and have officially become the 2 cleverest people in the office! Well done to them (and thanks for the beer).