The concept of wearable computing is no longer confined to science fiction. Google’s head-mounted Glass project is now in the hands of developers, Nike’s FuelBand is frequently seen on the wrists of fitness enthusiasts and everyday people alike, and rumours of a wrist-mounted flexible glass screen from Apple persist and could arrive before the end More »Posted in Digital Culture, Retail, Technology.
I was very sad to hear the news that Laurier LaPierre passed away suddenly in Ottawa at the age of 83 on Monday. I first met Laurier in 1996 when I was asked to be the digital media representative on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Independent Film and Video Fund (CIFVF). At the More »Posted in Digital Culture.
The intersection between digital, social and physical experiences. The other day I was on a conference call with an old industry colleague. We were discussing the commercial viability of augmented reality (AR). If you don’t know what AR is, check out Wikipedia here. When I think about the true intersection of digital and physical experiences AR More »Posted in Customer Journey, Digital Culture, Experience Design, Screens & Places.
The intersection between digital, social and physical experiences. During a recent visit to Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre, I stopped by the new Tesla Motors retail store. Yes, I said retail store. If you have not heard of the Tesla brand, take a look. Personally, I love the idea of car brand opening a retail store More »Posted in Digital Culture, Retail, Screens & Places, User Experience.
Our mobile devices are becoming even more indispensible than ever before. And, consumers are using them in ways that were the realm of science-fiction not that long ago. According to our AskingCanadians research, 25 per cent of smartphone owners in Canada surf the Internet on their mobile phone, virtually everyone with a smartphone or tablet More »Posted in Customer Journey, Digital Culture, Mobile.
There are fewer hotter movie, comic book, and television characters these days than zombies, except maybe sexy vampires, or superheroes in capes. Zombie fans are hungry for Season 3 of AMC’s The Walking Dead, and for a few weeks back in June several incidents of horrific movie-esque violence had people questioning whether we were on More »Posted in Digital Culture, Entertainment.
For it’s July issue, centred on the Fall TV schedule, Strategy called on Delvinia and its sister company, AskingCanadians, to find out how TV consumption habits are changing among Canadians. Using it’s online panel, AskingCanadians surveyed a nationally representative sample of 1,017 Canadians. The TV by the numbers infographic, seen below, illustrates who is watching More »Posted in AskingCanadians, Digital Culture.
It might be easy to scoff at Airtime; the much-hyped video networking startup launched Tuesday by Internet entrepreneurs Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning. With funding in the neighbourhood of $33 million, and a celebrity-studded launch event featuring Jim Carrey, Alicia Keys, Snoop Dogg and more, many in the tech community seemed to take pleasure in More »Posted in Digital Culture, Technology.
650 bands. 7 days. 40 films. The annual music, film and interactive festival and conference that is NXNE gets under way in Toronto on June 11 and Delvinia’s Randy Matheson is one of this year’s presenters. Randy, our Director of Emerging Media + Trends, will moderate a panel discussion about The Art of Mobile Photography More »Posted in Digital Culture, Speaking Engagements.
Like many of you, I followed the buzz around the Facebook IPO on Friday. I was in Vancouver to speak at a couple of industry events, and, while sitting in Caffè Artigiano (my favourite Vancouver coffee shop); I spoke to my financial advisor back in Toronto. The conversation took me back to Yahoo!’s IPO in More »Posted in Digital Culture, Social Media.