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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 […]

What the heck is DXD (and how can it help your business)?

We are Emakina, the User Agency. It’s our mission to help your business evolve, with the user squarely in the centre. Knowing this, it won’t come as a big surprise that we’ve taken the strategy & advisory pillar in our service offering to the next level of user-centricity. How? By adding a brand new Digital eXperience Design (DXD) team!  Sure, but what is DXD?  DXD is short for Digital eXperience Design. It means exactly what is says: designing […]

Will the office of the future fit on the tip of our nose?

One of the main benefits coming out of the 2020 annus horribilis is technology’s impact on the future of office work. Remote working could just become the norm in sectors where it is feasible. In 2019, 22% of Belgian workers were already regularly working remotely (compared to 5% in the EU). These numbers will certainly rise drastically in the (very near) future. Giants of the web, with Facebook in the lead, seem confident that tomorrow’s office will be virtual.

Priya Sonn’s Digital Proust Questionnaire

Emakina recently welcomed yet another top talent to the team, Priya Sonn, as Director Global Strategic Alliances. Forbes named her a ‘Woman to watch in Business’. But who is she, besides an internationally recognized young leader in partner marketing, with an agile assertive nature? Let’s sneak a peek inside her head with Emakina’s Digital Proust Questionnaire, our version for the digital age of the famous parlor questions game, popularized by French author Marcel Proust.

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 […]

Google Page Experience: when user experience becomes the new priority of the algorithms

From June, Google will base its evaluation of the user experience of a website on new criteria. Media websites, corporate websites, online shops… they will all be assessed the same way, which may have critical consequences for their natural referencing if they are not adapting. This update is called Google Page Experience. What is behind […]

GDPR, data privacy, cyber security & sustainability: have we reached digital maturity?

Digital is no longer just a company asset or a way we communicate. For several years now, it has been one of the most important subjects that impacts everyone. Users can be exposed to all kinds of abuse, making this is a high priority. Data privacy, GDPR and cyber security are at the heart of the digital debate.
In addition to major concerns over data privacy, there are also other issues like sustainability at play.

Emakina wins Best Influencer Campaign Award at Le Meilleur du Web

Congratulations to Emakina and premium Italian beer brand Peroni for winning the prestigious CUBE ‘Le meilleur du Web’ Award for their inspiring influencer campaign.
‘La Passegiata’ combined an original event with the support of top influencers, boosting awareness in the Swiss market for Peroni, and bringing life to its communication platform.
Peroni scored on all key parameters with this feel-good initiative, re-positioning as a premium lifestyle brand, and generating strong commitment.

How e-Commerce Will Empower Your B2B Business

E-commerce is already shaping the future of B2B businesses. There has been an unprecedented expansion on B2B e-commerce platforms, especially after COVID-19. Based on a research published by McKinsey & Company “A post–COVID-19 commercial- recovery strategy for B2B companies; July 2020(1),”: Digital interactions are two times more important to B2B customers now than they were before […]

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 […]

Co-creation – The most creative ideas emerge in close cooperation

What is creativity? What is innovation? There are many different definitions, but one thing is sure: artists and entrepreneurs need both on a daily basis. Today’s international day of Creativity and Innovation draws attention to how important these two elements are for economic, social and cultural development. For these reasons, Emakina strives for the best […]

Will Covid-19 durably transform the way we work?

At the end of 2019, Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) were still fairly niche technologies. Even in video games, immersive worlds were not succeeding in enticing the general public, despite the release of major titles dedicated to these platforms, such as Half-Life: Alyx and the hugely popular Pokemon Go. But since the explosion of the Covid-19 pandemic in early 2020, which could impact us for quite a while, things have been evolving. We can now expect an increase in the practical applications of AR and VR in our daily lives, on both personal and professional levels. This is exciting news — which we desperately need in these troubled times.

Seamless 2020: The Role of Technology in Building a Digital Business. Master or Slave?

Emakina @ Seamless Middle East 2020 “design thinking allows businesses to perfectly balance what the customer needs with what is technologically feasible and economically viable” Just when everybody was adapting to the new “normal”, running their businesses remotely from behind computer screens – physical conference events start popping up again. In these hard times, such […]

4 Key Questions to Ask When Selecting Your B2B e-Commerce Platform

Choosing the right B2B commerce platform for your businesses is a critical step of your digital journey. Ultimately, the solution you follow enables achieving objectives and fully implementing your business strategies. Here are the 4 key pointers to take into account: 1. What is my strategy and primary goal? Strategy comes first. Particularly in a […]

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