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Using QR codes to drive brand loyalty and customer engagement in grocery store app

How to Engage Customers With QR Codes and Augmented Reality

When one of our clients approached us with the idea of building an entirely new customer engagement app for their grocery stores, we were very excited. Their goal was to build a mobile application that customers could use to learn about products, find them in the store, and...
The Ultimate Beginners Guide to Accessibility

The Ultimate Beginners Guide to Accessibility

The Americans with Disabilities Act requires websites to be accessible or risk being considered discriminatory against those with disabilities and be slapped with a fat lawsuit. Many companies have fell victim to these lawsuits for their websites like Domino’s Pizza,...

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Girl, Stop Reading Self-Help Books!

Girl, Stop Reading Self-Help Books!

A female leader’s diatribe against gender-biased leadership trendsLast year a group of Project and Engagement Managers at Shockoe participated in a two-day training session to earn our SAFe Scrum Master certifications. I really enjoyed the training, except for one...

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Designer-to-Designer Feedback: Tips in 2019

Designer-to-Designer Feedback: Tips in 2019

Let’s face it, some of the things in life that help you to grow and improve are not always the most pleasant experiences, but if you put in the work, they can lead to exceptional results. Training for a marathon and studying for the LSAT are just a few examples....

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The Top 10 Strategic Tech Trends for 2020

The Top 10 Strategic Tech Trends for 2020

Schedule your free Emerging Tech Review To quote Gartner, “Technology is now on the cusp of moving beyond augmentation that replaces a human capability and into augmentation that creates superhuman capabilities.” What boundaries can we push when we consider not just...

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What to Consider When Introducing Emerging Technology

What to Consider When Introducing Emerging Technology

twitterlinkedininstagramThese days, studying and adopting emerging technology is now an essential part of any growing company.  Companies often dedicate time and resources to learning how a technology might impact their work and clients, but they often forget to plan...

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Bringing Balance to the (Work) Force

Bringing Balance to the (Work) Force

From early in life, balance is a key attribute we strive to accomplish. From learning to sit and walk, to juggling sleeping with waking hours, we figure out how to navigate the world. This carries through to school years where our parents help us learn to...

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3D Design: Journey Through Character Modeling

3D Design: Journey Through Character Modeling

On June 10, 2018, I was at work minding my design business when our COO asks to meet with me. When we sat down to talk, he asked me to make our company’s Mascot (the Mobile Monster) in 3D in two months. I got to say I was a little surprised. Not just...

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ARKit 3: What’s new in 2019 as seen at WWDC

ARKit 3: What’s new in 2019 as seen at WWDC

Intro to ARKit ARKit is a framework provided by the iOS SDK (11+) that gives developers the opportunity to create augmented reality experiences in a fraction of the time it would take to create them completely from scratch. It uses the device’s camera and...

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React Native: Upgrade Dos and Don’ts

React Native: Upgrade Dos and Don’ts

While React Native is a great framework for cross platform development, the process to upgrade from one version to another is generally painful.  If you created a new application this time last year, it was most likely running on version 0.56. Today the...

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Droidcon Lisbon 2019: An Overview

Droidcon Lisbon 2019: An Overview

This week, I attended a Droidcon event in Lisbon, Portugal. The conference itself was at the University of Lisbon, known at this time of year for bright sunshine, mild temperatures, and a unique initiation ritual for freshmen known as Praxe, which was...

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