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 […]

Make the Wow Factor Great Again!

A man wearing a black turtleneck once said: ‘Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.’ That man was actually quoting British science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke’s third law, who was as right in 1973 as he is today. This is why so many scientists, engineers, designers, inventors and digital agencies, among others, strive […]

User Experience = Agencies’ New Core Business

The earth has revolved once more around the sun: we are in 2016 and the Digital Transformation is in full swing. Faced with a world of digital native start-ups, companies with physical operations used to appeal to specialist agencies. Now, though, they are increasingly running their own digital operations. The agencies need to rethink their […]

Is User Experience Design the Real Mission of Digital Agencies?

By Brice Le Blévennec, translated from an article in Inside magazine. Emakina is proud official sponsor of the 2016 LIFT conference in Geneva. A logical match, with organizations trying to implement a holistic digital strategy and catching the train to online fame. But beyond the buzz, what will this customer centric approach change for business […]

Burn your bridges: focus on Kodakisation, not Uberisation

Uberisation is the result of a lack of reflection on markets, business models and experiences made possible by digital. It is a lack of innovation, related to products, business models, technology and services. Kodakisation is fear of burning your bridges. It is the fear of transformation, pushing you to stay in the logic of taking small steps. Once you have concluded your reflection on positioning, experience and business models, it still takes courage to burn your bridges to start afresh. To leave behind what you are, to be able to become what you can be. And this is by far the most difficult phase.

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.

AI Boosts Better User Experiences

Emakina Group CEO Brice Le Blévennec shares some ideas on the impact of AI. We live in a world where idiocracy seems unstoppable. It is on a conquest of the minds and hearts of people, frightened by just about everything and its opposite. At the same time, artificial intelligence keeps on progressing, entirely unconcerned about […]

Emakina Celebrates 15th Birthday

Where were you on this day 15 years ago? Let us refresh your memory… Harry Potter, Lord of The Rings and Shreck were competing at the box office, Lance Armstrong won The Tour De France and Jennifer Capriati made here come back on the tennis courts. The Mini Cooper S was the coolest new set […]

Pro Skydiver Jokke Sommer Impressed by First Virtual Flight

Pro Skydiver Joakim AKA Jokke Sommer is one of the best and most experienced skydivers in the world. So, no wonder Cédric Artiges of Emakina/ Applications was excited when this world star visited Emakina’s stand at the Créa Digital Day in Geneva to try out the virtual Wingsuit, created by his team. Together with Arnaud […]

Emakina Launches The ‘Digital Transformation Manifesto’

Emakina published its ‘Digital Transformation Manifesto’. The document describes the basics of a changing world. It guides businesses that want to undergo a successful digital transformation. The Manifesto is also an urgent appeal to business leaders to give the topic the place it deserves. The Digital Transformation Manifesto helps entrepreneurs to better frame the debate around […]

GDPR, Accelerator of Your Digital Transformation

Original text by Alexis Mons, Head of Legal and GDPR at Emakina.FR GDPR: high time to get ready for the new EU data privacy laws On May the 25th 2018, EU’s General Data Protection Regulation will come into force. In business language, that’s already tomorrow morning. ‘GDPR’ (or ‘RGPD’ in French) represents a major tipping […]

Cannes 2016: Reinventing Agencies Lead the Way

Insights by Andrew Berglund (@_AndrewInc) Executive Creative Director at Emakina Silicon Value This year’s theme appeared to be about agencies reinventing themselves. It’s about redefining their offer and in fact underlining their need to be agile, and not rooted in one solution suffering from “the Madison Avenue syndrome”. Instead the trend is more towards “Silicon […]

Why EXPERIENCE should be the key focus for business

For three days at this year’s Lift Conference, Brian Solis and Emakina shared their common vision on the most important focus for business today: the EXPERIENCE. Emakina has been a main partner of the Lift Conference for many years. Not only does Emakina share Lift’s vision and insight into what the future will bring, it also shares its […]

Emakina / Things: Welcome to the next level of connected objects

We asked Michael Totta, Head of Emakina / Things, well, “How are things?”. His answer was a stream of ideas and insights, energetically introducing his business of connected objects. MTO: “The team works at the frontier of new technology, where creativity and digital meet innovation. From smart homes, cars, and other means of transport to […]

Emakina launches the ‘Digital Transformation Manifesto’

Today, Emakina published its ‘Digital Transformation Manifesto’. The document describes the basics of a changing world. It guides businesses that want to undergo a successful digital transformation. The Manifesto is also an urgent appeal to business leaders to give the topic the place it deserves. The Digital Transformation Manifesto helps entrepreneurs to better frame the debate […]