Posts

Tech Terms: AR, VR, MR, XR

These tech terms all refer to technologies which provide immersion into a combined real and virtual environment, but what does each specific term actually mean? And are these technologies just for gaming and entertainment or will they be part of our work toolkit in the future? XR - Extended/Cross Realities XR is the umbrella term … Continue reading Tech Terms: AR, VR, MR, XR

Local Government Magazine article

My article 'Localism in a hyper-connected, borderless world' appears in this month's (July 2019) Local Government Magazine. link to article This article draws on research I undertook as part of this year's Rodney Davies Research Symposium. My research paper is on 'digital disruption in the planning profession'. I presented my research findings at the NZPI conference this … Continue reading Local Government Magazine article

Tech Terms: Geofence

A geofence is a virtual perimeter around a real world area. Geofence technology can be used to identify when someone or something enters or leaves the geofenced area. This then triggers some form of action. For example, Countdown supermarkets use geofence technology for their Click and Collect service. A geofence applies to the area within … Continue reading Tech Terms: Geofence

Choosing the right productivity software

Productivity software options have grown significantly in the past few years. If you are not yet incorporating any of these products into your workflows, it is important to give one a try. This post gives you some hints for choosing the right productivity app(s). The key considerations are: Function - what you need it to … Continue reading Choosing the right productivity software