Design Research - 2 new approaches

An evening featuring two Brighton-based speakers discussing how behavioural research can be used for design.

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Date: 14 February 2017
Location: The Skiff, UK

Spin-Out Pitch-Off: Pitching Event at Digital Catapult

A unique opportunity to see some of the UK’s top technology innovators pitch their product or service to an audience of investors, researchers, entrepreneurs and advisors, as part of the Digital Shoreditch.

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Date: 13 May 2015
Location: Digital Catapult Centre, UK

UX for Kids

This event will attempt to give a broad overview of the challenges and rewards when designing for children. f you're a designer, UX-person, copy-writer, web or mobile app-developer, a product-owner or anyone who's interested in creating digital products for children, then you should definitely come!

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Date: 10 March 2015
Location: Hotel du Vin, Dome Room, UK

Technology for Ecommerce

Neoworks would like to invite you to hear the main findings of the first survey-based Technology for Ecommerce Report. Those attending will receive a free copy of the report before it is published.

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Date: 11 February 2014
Location: Hospital club - The screening room, UK

Facebook or Twitter? How Age and Narcissism Motivates The Choice

Facebook is a mirror while Twitter is a megaphone.

That is the core of a University of Michigan study into the two dominant social networks and how people use them.

Lead researcher Elliot Panek and colleagues carried out two studies. In the first, college students were asked how they used social media and given personality assessments. Among this age group, narcissists preferred to use Twitter to broadcast their opinions to others.

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Wisdom Wanted: Guest Blog on Chinwag

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Ever fancied sharing your opinion on issues affecting the digital industry? Or writing about your experiences setting up overseas? Maybe you've done some research you'd like to share?

Well now is your chance, Chinwag are looking for guestbloggers - it's a brilliant opportunity to tell your company's story, share your experiences and knowledge and talk about what you're passionate about.

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The Email Marketing "D-Spot"

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If your email marketing strategy doesn’t factor in mobile devices and your emails aren't mobile ready then your marketing communications are missing a fundamental trick.

Our research shows that 36% of all consumers are already reading marketing emails on a mobile device - and this rises to over half (55%) for 18-34 year olds. The way your emails look - and the volume and type of content within them - needs to evolve so that the content is as engaging on a mobile device as it is on a laptop or desktop computer. Finding the middle ground between both types of devices (the "D-Spot") is paramount - particularly with the rise of m-commerce.

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The Social Media Garden: A Digital Era Research Study into Social Media at Work


A failure of leaders to adapt to social media is the main barrier organisations face in embracing social media. This is the message of a research project - The Social Media Garden, a digital era research study about social technologies at work.

There is already a mounting body of research on the use of social media in organisations. However, none of these studies have been conducted using social media methodologies. Pioneering collaborative technology was used to create The Social Media Garden. It is, in itself, a demonstration of how social technologies are changing the way we engage in conversations and exchange knowledge about our opinions, experiences and ideas. 

Unilever and Silverman Research conducted the project (which ran Feb - Apr '12 with approx 650 participants) to provide insight to people who are developing, or expanding, the use of social media in organisations.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Individual is Better Than Exclusive: Why Luxury Brands Should Embrace Social Media

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The terms “Luxury” and “Exclusivity” are often used, if not interchangeably, then at least with a high degree of overlap. Social networks, on the other hand, are all about openness and sharing. Shouldn’t luxury brands shun social marketing?

The experience of luxury brands like Tiffany & Co and Burberry suggest otherwise: social and mobile marketing have paid enormous dividends for both of those brands, so why the apparent contradiction?

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Interest in Pinterest : What marketers need to know about this popular social media channel

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You may have heard some of the buzz about Pinterest, one of the newest social networks on the block, but you might not know how much of this excitement is warranted, and how much is pure hype.

Suffice to say, in the history of social networks, never has a service risen so far, so fast; and never has a social network started to deliver lucrative customers to business so quickly. Read on to understand how Pinterest can help your brand.

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New Research Finds Nearly Half of UK Consumers Interacting with Brands on Facebook

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A new study released by global interactive marketing provider, ExactTarget, found that nearly half of UK consumers interact with brands on Facebook and nearly a quarter of those are more likely to make a purchase from that brand.

Based on more than 1,404 consumer interviews and surveys, The Social Profile UK research report is the latest in ExactTarget’s Subscribers Fans and Followers research series to explore UK consumer behavior across email, Twitter and Facebook.

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Horizon Digital Brand Jam @ Brunel

Brunel University hosting Brand Jam on behalf of Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute. One day event brings together brand owners, brand agencies, digital economy scientists, academics, designers to explore future issues concerneing brands and thier relationship with the digital economy

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Date: 30 May 2012
Location: Brunel University, UK

Smart TV, Smartphones, Tablets, DAB, Facebook:  YouGov’s consumer technology predictions for 2012

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YouGov, the most quoted research agency in the UK, today reveals its predictions for 2012 on people’s consumption and behaviour around Smart TV, smartphones, Facebook, digital newspapers and digital radio.

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GlobalWebIndex Research Shows Social Media tops B2B Influences

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Press stories about social media could make you believe that platforms such as Facebook and Twitter are just for spotty teens and young adults on the pull. It’s all parties gone wild when 5,000 turn up and cyber bullying. 

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Creative Industries and Creative Researchers

Come and meet some of the brightest young researchers from around the South East of England and talk about your mutual interests, ideas and expertise. We will hear from speakers exploring how industry can benefit from engaging with universities and how researchers can work with industry.

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Date: 30 September 2011
Location: American Express Community Stadium, UK