I’ve been reading and having a lot of conversations lately around digital strategy, big data, and how it applies to business. As someone who is passionate about cultural institutions and museums, and has worked with many of them over the years, I can’t help but think about these topics through the lens of culture: how does digital strategy influence the present and future for cultural organizations? Digital is relevant for cultural institutions, but the approach needs to shift given some of the unique facets of the cultural institution model and offerings.
Recently, there have been several discussions about the difference between services like Netflix and Rdio, that let you “rent” content from their library, and iTunes, which lets you “buy” content. However, thanks to digital rights management (DRM) these conversations are both arguing the same point.
When it comes to digital content, we’re all renting.
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What excites me most about the web and mobile is the ability it gives to the average user to participate in engagements. Every so often a new technology comes along and radically advances our ability to participate; here’s another one of those game changers that we’ve all been waiting for. Some of us might not have known we were waiting for it, but hey, did we know we wanted Youtube, iTunes or texting before they arrived?
I’ve been saying businesses need to go mobile for over a year now. That question isn’t up for debate, with mobile web traffic projected to surpass desktop browsing in the next few years, but the questions about technology remain. Are platform-specific websites the way to go, with a site specifically built for iPhones and another for Android devices? No. In this video blog, I take a look at why responsive design is what you need to be considering when thinking about the mobile web.
“Use GPS-enabled digital cameras to photograph Arctic wildlife 500 miles north of the Arctic Circle, and contribute to a growing online citizen science database.” Sounds like a pretty great adventure, or an excellent line in a job description, right? While it might be both, it’s also what a group of teens will be doing this summer at Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge with bv02’s support.
This morning at Ottawa City Hall, bv02’s own Andrew Milne, OC Transpo General Manager, Alain Mercier, and Diane Deans, Chair of City of Ottawa Transit Commission, announced that the new OC Transpo 560-560 Next Bus Arrivals service had launched.
The 560-560 Next Bus Arrivals service is a new navigation tool that provides real-time bus schedules and [...]
Last weekend the special exhibition, Japan: Tradition. Innovation, opened at the Museum of Civilization. It runs until October 10th and explores five different areas of Japanese design – Travel, Automation, Social Status, Consumer Culture and Entertainment. When I visited the exhibit on Sunday I was unfortunately too late to see the ‘Advanced Step in [...]
This week we got the lucky opportunity to be in the right place at the right time. Our partner at Teknision, a UX, embedded screen design company, and our friends at Blackberrycool got together to talk about the design and innovative technology of the new Playbook coming out, and we were there to capture [...]
Life Without Google
It’s pretty hard to imagine life before Google. From search to collaboration to email, if it wasn’t for Google most of us wouldn’t be able to find distracting content and social meme’s on the web.
All kidding a side, Google is playing a big role in the growth and transition from what web was [...]