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Facilitating client workshops – online!

Jul 23, 2020
  As a digital-focussed agency, we’ve been fortunate that COVID-19 hasn’t had a huge impact on our day-to-day work, other than missing the human interaction of seeing each other in the office.  But one area has proved difficult to replicate online and left us wishing we could all get together with hundreds of post-its for a face-to-face collaboration session – our client workshops. We’re

Our thoughts on WWDC 2020

Jul 01, 2020
    WWDC (from home) has come and gone with significantly less by way of extended audience applause, significantly more Memoji avatars, but the same plethora of updates to the Apple ecosystem. No new consumer hardware announced this year, but there were plenty of software updates, big changes coming to the Mac and much more in amongst the slick tour around Apple Campus during

Apadmi Life – what’s new?

Jun 29, 2020
In 2020, Apadmi life changed. Twice. In February, we moved into our new HQ at Anchorage in Salford Quays. Then 3 weeks later we all moved out.  We also reached 150 in head count – normally that would be all the excuse we needed for a party, but times were different. Instead, we focused on the new challenge of onboarding and getting to know

Innovation in wealth management

Jun 15, 2020
The wealth management and investment sector continues to embrace digital – but different organisations move at different paces. We’ve collaborated with financial journalist Sam Shaw, to explore some of the challenges that companies are facing and how they’re making progress.  As lockdown measures forced companies across all sectors to adopt digital, remote and quick-fix approaches to day-to-day operations practically overnight, certain frustrating aspects of

#SportTechTalk: In conversation with Richard Lang, SPOK’D

Jun 10, 2020
Welcome to the first Apadmi #SportTechTalk – an interview series dedicated to all things sport, tech and digital. Here, our sports lead David Stevenson speaks to Richard Lang, Founder of cycling software tool SPOK’D. At Apadmi, we’re fascinated by the increasing role that technology and data can have in transforming both fan engagement and athletic performance.  We’ve recently won awards with SailGP for example,

Usability testing: recognising and adapting to different user personalities

May 21, 2020
You only need five users to run valuable usability testing. According to Jakob Nielsen, testing more users usually doesn’t lead to more insights. But even those 5 people will probably have very different personalities, and as a moderator, you have to be prepared to deal with all of them during each usability testing session. It’s easy to forget about the normal, everyday people who