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.
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.
Most augmented reality (AR) experiences leave me with a “Why did they even bother?” feeling, but there a few that score big on my Awesome-Metre. This week Johnson & Johnson’s Band-Aid brand released the Magic Vision app. The app uses AR technology to bring Muppet characters to life on a smartphone or tablet screen. A More »Posted in Entertainment, Technology.
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.
Viewers of Top Chef Canada can now win a $15,000 GE Monogram Kitchen by scanning a QR Code that will appear on air during the show over the next four weeks. People who want to enter the contest but miss capturing the code during the broadcast or during a commercial through the week can visit the Top Chef More »Posted in Entertainment, Technology.
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.