Microsoft: empowering developers since 1975

Microsoft has been hard at work to make developers’ lives easier. Satya Nadella and his teams have set themselves the goal of bringing devs new tools and features for a better work life. Because as they say at Microsoft: developers are deeply involved in shaping our history and our future. Developers are shaping the world […]

TikTok tactics: The social media the world can’t stop watching

If we were to say years ago, that you’d be able to post a single video on a social media platform, and without any followers at first, gain 1 million views and 1000 followers, it’d probably earn us a good laugh. TikTok took social media by storm. It attracted ordinary people, gave them exposure, and […]

NFTs from an Artist’s Perspective: the end of art as we know it?

Steve Munro shares his experience with NFTs.

Google I/O: a step towards better privacy?

Last week, announcements at the annual Google I/O conference caused quite a stir in the digital sphere. Among the new apps, features and other updates, there was one key piece of information that echoed an announcement from two years ago. The way we deal with user data will completely change in the coming months: third […]

Key takeaways from Google I/O 2021

The conference started with a performance from the amazing Tune-Yards alongside the AI-powered choir Blob Opera. The rest of Google I/O 2021 focused on AI, CSR, AR features and commerce. We’ll go through all the key takeaways and features to come in the following weeks and months. Real-time AR navigation via Google Maps A big part of […]

RE & QA – the love story behind every successful project

Requirement engineering (RE) and quality assurance (QA) are critical components to ensure product quality. They exist so that all requirements are meeting the client’s wishes. But what is the exact role of requirement engineers and quality assurance testers? And why are they so important in the development of new tools and features? Requirement engineering: turning […]

Post-COVID working: back to the office, work-from-home or hybrid?

Mark Kaslatter shares his thoughts on returning to the office. Back to the office, work-from-home or hybrid? Discover more in this complete interview.

Apple WWDC: Reshaping privacy

Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) strikes again with exciting new announcements. Tim Cook kicked things off in front of a frenzied crowd of memojis, then gave the floor to Apple Managers who rolled out the red carpet to mind blowing announcements. Among the new functionalities and updates on iPhone, iPad, MacOS and Apple Watch, we […]

Designing an experience for your entire ecosystem

Earlier this year, Emakina launched a DXD team to enhance our user-centric approach. Service design is a big part of the team’s offering. They create digital solutions that bring happiness to your user, and they also help your organisation to carry out this change. As today is Service Design Day, we grab the opportunity to […]

Reboot and build a better world

Reboot (/riːˈbuːt/ verb – restart or revive (a process or sequence); give fresh impetus to) The global consequences of Covid-19 on our civilisation are profound, both geographically and in the way the pandemic has impacted – even revolutionised – various aspects of daily life. From consumer habits to family interactions, from the way we work […]

How to design kick-ass pages and products by simply asking some questions

Every company wants to design digital solutions with a rich UX. To do this, they need a thorough understanding of how people interact with technology and experience these solutions. As humans we are hardwired to spot certain patterns and responses in our surroundings. We use these responses and patterns when we are solving problems in our day-to-day life.   Digital solutions […]

The Reference’s Isabel Donvil: ‘The most important question is how to stay relevant’

Isabel Donvil recently accepted to lead digital agency the Reference as its sole MD. The innovative Emakina Group agency with offices in Ghent, Antwerp and New York is looking confidently to the future, journalist Myrte De Decker discovered when interviewing Isabel. Here are some extracts of the original article (in Dutch) in Belgium’s leading business […]

NFTs 101 : Talking crypto, minting and early adopters

NFTs or non-fungible tokens are suddenly everywhere. Everyone’s trying to get their heads around this new phenomenon. Because why would people spend millions of dollars on ‘digital collectibles’ that can often be viewed for free ? From breeding NFT cats on CryptoKitties to racing with NFT horses on ZED.RUN to trading artwork on NFT marketplaces – the world has found […]

Clubhouse: must-have social media app or all hype?

Clubhouse is the invitation-only platform that everyone’s been talking about for over a year. But what is it exactly? Is all the fuss really justified or will it end up in the hype graveyard? Let’s take a deeper look.

Ethical design: how to design the right thing, responsibly

What are the first things that come to mind when you think about design? Do you tend to associate design with impressive architecture, trendy chairs, and shiny graphic interfaces? What if we are all designers – and that includes you?  Wait – we are all designers?  Yes, that’s right. No matter what you do exactly, you are contributing to the creation of something, at […]

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