Refugees and tech – what works and what doesn’t?

In our post last Wednesday we talked about the tech industry’s response to the refugee crisis. While many of these initiatives have made headlines, not everyone is sold on the solutions. Today we wanted to explore some of these issues.   Last month the UNHCR published an article entitled, “Is your app the best way… Continue reading Refugees and tech – what works and what doesn’t?

Hackathons – Where Humanitarians meet Hackers

Over the last few years as the global refugee crisis has deepened, there has been an outpouring of support from an unlikely source: the tech industry.  We will explore the tech response in this post, and then on Monday we will explore opinions and reviews on how effective the industry’s response has been. So stay… Continue reading Hackathons – Where Humanitarians meet Hackers

Infographics – The Story of Big Data

This week we spent time jumping into the ever expanding world of interactive infographics. As humans we are wired for visual processing. Research has shown that graphics, images and illustrations help us retain information better, assign meaning faster and understand complex relationships with greater efficiency and comprehension.   This is powerfully represented in the beautifully designed… Continue reading Infographics – The Story of Big Data

Feel the crisis – Immersive exhibits that make refugee life hard to ignore

For this blog post we explored three different live exhibitions which use interactive features, art and technology to educate visitors on the lives of refugees and those displaced by war.   The three exhibitions we looked at were: “Forced from Home” an exhibit put on by Doctors Without Borders in 5 different cities across the… Continue reading Feel the crisis – Immersive exhibits that make refugee life hard to ignore

The story of climate change – using interactive media to explore the impacts of a warming planet

This week world leaders, environmental groups, policy makers and private sector representatives are convening in Marrakesh, Morocco for COP 22 a United Nations sponsored conference on climate change.  The main agenda for the conference will be targeted at concrete measures to meet goals set in the Paris Agreement, which commits countries to keeping global temperature… Continue reading The story of climate change – using interactive media to explore the impacts of a warming planet