Empathy & Technology: the odd couple

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Recently, understanding empathy has shifted our perspective on the use of technology and can help make products and services more useful, effective and intuitive.

7 events you must attend at Sydney Design 2014

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Spotting 3 emerging trends from this year’s Sydney Design week (16 – 24 August) and 7 events you should attend.

Enabled by Design 2014: Designing for accessibility and social inclusion

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Recap from our 48 hours immersed in the world of design, innovation and accessibility at Enabled by Design-athon, a two day ideas and prototyping-fest to transform the lives of people with a disability.

If a Yammer network fails, does it make a sound?

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Most of the time we worry about launching new Yammer networks, but existing communities also need care and attention.

Secret Power Brokers – The ties that bind our workplace

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A feature story in BOSS magazine about the results three of Optimice’s clients have achieved from the use of Social Network Analysis (SNA).

Pathways to Success: Enterprise Social Networks – 6th August, 2014

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Attend this workshop with the Ripple Effect Group and learn about our leading practices for enterprise social networks and social intranets.

Being John Malkovich: What is the future of research with wearable technology?

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Interface: people, machines, design – a participatory design workshop on the future of research using wearable technology at Sydney Design 2014.

A German perspective on successful social business stories

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Guest post – Christoph Schmaltz looks at some of the successful social business stories from Germany that have recently garnered the spotlight among efforts of companies around the world.

Join us for DISRUPT.SYDNEY.14 – 26 September, 2014

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Many new wearable technologies are making their way into the marketplace. The Ripple Effect Group team will be running a hands on design workshop at DISRUPT.SYDNEY.14 to strategise about the use and potential of wearable technologies.

UPDATED: Meetup with SAP’s collaboration expert Sameer Patel – 17th July, 2014

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Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Sameer Patel joined SAP in 2012 to lead the solutions and go-to-market for collaboration and social software. He has been cited in publications such as CNBC Business, The New… Continue reading