Last week I presented an internal Lunch & Learn on the subject of Gamification to the team here at Delvinia and AskingCanadians. Gamification is a term that frequently comes up in conversation between ourselves and clients and it’s essential that we all have a solid understanding of the concept, and examples of how other organizations More »Posted in Entertainment, Experience Design.
Earlier today, the Delvinia and AskingCanadians teams had the opportunity to go backstage at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts to get a sneak peek at the set for the Canadian Opera Company production of Semele, an ornate 450-year-old Chinese temple from the Ming Dynasty. COC associate technical director Barney Bayliss led our More »Posted in Entertainment.
When I worked as a journalist, I spent three years as the editor of BizBash magazine, a publication geared towards corporate meeting and event professionals in Toronto. The position required me to attend and report on a range of events across the city, including countless fundraisers and galas. (It wasn’t a bad gig!) The best More »Posted in delvinia, Entertainment.
When Microsoft’s Kinect for the XBox 360 came out last November its relatively low cost and ability to both record video and sense the position of objects in 3D space made it an extremely tempting piece of hardware for hackers. A $3,000 bounty was offered by Adafruit Industries to the first person who could create More »Posted in Digital Culture, Entertainment, Technology.
I have always been an avid reader of newspapers and books offline. In the past 6 months I have introduced audio and digital books into the mix. I find that what I read has not changed, but the ways I consume my reading certainly has. Not only am I using multiple devices, I am consuming More »Posted in Digital Culture, Entertainment, Technology, User Experience.
Last week the venerable music trade magazine Billboard debuted its new Social 50 chart. The introduction of the Social 50 goes to prove how important the internet has become to marketing music artists. With artists now likely to break first on YouTube rather than music television or radio, it’s become vital to look beyond mainstream media More »Posted in Entertainment.
Today YouTube launched a new user interface called Leanback. The immediate response around the office was “that’s for TV”. As mentioned in this article from GigaOM, the hope is that YouTube viewers become more passive and stick around for greater than the current 15 minutes of viewing time a day. The interface is slick, easy More »Posted in Digital Culture, Entertainment.
Shave your legs, paint your toes, shoulders back and keep your eyes straight ahead! The big day is here, and the bad boys of the Delvinia Heel Toe Team are ready to get out there and strut our stuff in Toronto’s Walk a Mile in Her Shoes fundraising event. Today we’re talking the talk and walking More »Posted in delvinia, Digital Culture, Entertainment.
One of the most inspired and compelling web experiences we have seen recently launched on Monday, a collaboration between Google, filmmaker Chris Milk and Montreal mega-indie band Arcade Fire. This is not the first time we’ve seen Arcade Fire push the envelope of what a music video should be. In 2007, the band released a More »Posted in Creative, Digital Culture, Entertainment, Experience Design, Technology.
This post is the first in a 3-part series featuring results from our AskingCanadians™ Back to School poll of 1000 Canadian parents with school-age children. Look for Part 2: ‘Back to School Spending’ tomorrow. In 2010 back to school shopping extends well beyond the latest fashions, triple-fold organizers and designer backpacks. Technology devices and gadgets are now More »Posted in AskingCanadians, Data Collection, Digital Culture, Entertainment.