Last Friday a team of us headed down to BBC Broadcasting House to take part in a BBC hack day, together with some of the best creative and digital talent in the UK. The Digital Lab, formed earlier this year to drive digital marketing innovation, teamed up with Radio 4 to tackle some of the big challenges around growing audiences via digital communication.
What Design Can Do, a conference as single-minded as its title suggests, took place a couple of weeks ago. Rather than viewing design as a superficial layer to prettify products and services, the event is used as a platform to cast design as a powerful force for driving positive change in the world. Nik Roope, Poke Executive Creative Director and co-founder, was there to give a talk. And now he’s right here to tell you all about it…
When our developer Chris Reeves wanted to play with the python wrapper for LibSpotify earlier this year, he spotted an opportunity to improve the way we do things and solve some of the common gripes people had in the office, as well as build something cool.
The Poke studio often showcases the work of many talented artists, designers and creatives. We’ve been privileged enough to play host to the work of Sarah Maycock, Peter Frank, Chrysa Koukoura and our most recent Poke studio artist in residence, illustrator Masha Karpushina.
Back in the UK and fully recovered from Hackney House Austin, Poke’s very own Nick Farnhill has provided us with the lowdown from some of the most exciting conversations from SXSW. From hardware start-ups, Google Glass, and innovative apps; Nick has provided us with an insider summary of the best in techy awesomeness and creativity from this years SXSW.