Author Archives: James Clay

Navigating the Airport

In a world first for an airport, Gatwick has installed two thousand indoor navigation beacons enabling augmented reality wayfinding. One part of the Jisc Intelligent Campus project is to reflect on the landscape in this space, and one part of that is what is happening elsewhere, in retail, entertainment and transport. Learning from other sectors … Read more

I didn’t know I needed to ask…

Do you remember your first day at University or College? What about the first week? Arriving at a new institution is a disorientating experience. As students walk around the university or college campus they are faced with problems that need to be resolved in order to help them settle, provide a satisfying experience and even … Read more

If the walls could talk…

Across colleges and universities there are a variety of rooms and areas in which learning takes place, sometimes there is teaching and sometimes there isn’t. Lecture theatres are used to deliver lectures, students use the library to read and discover and classrooms can be used for a range of activities. If the spaces we use … Read more

Future City Predictions – A glimpse at Cities of the Future

So this video talks about the cities of the future. What do you think the university and college campuses of the future will be like? Let us know in the comments. Do you ever wonder what cities will be like in the next few decades? With over two thirds of our population living in urban … Read more

What can we learn from the TFL?

At Digifest 2017 , the closing keynote was from Lauren Seger Weinstein, chief data officer at Transport for London (TFL). Lauren Sager Weinstein, head of analytics at Transport for London, has responsibility for the analysis of customer data, supporting operational and planning areas in delivery of services to TfL’s customers. She joined TfL in 2002, … Read more

Is there any space in the library?

In my previous blog post I asked the question So do you already have such a system in place, does it do what it’s supposed to do, what would you do differently? Using the power of the Twitter I received a few responses, one was from Ruth MacMullen. .@UoYLibrary & @UoYITServices used Google (& dark … Read more

Hijacked vending machines cause chaos

A university had been receiving an increasing number of complaints from students across campus about slow or inaccessible network connectivity. It turned out that hijacked vending machines (and 5,000) other Internet of Things (IoT) devices attacked the university network and slowed it right down. The investigation into the campus network slow down found problems with … Read more

What are our new priorities, and what next? #codesign17

There has been plenty of hype over artificial intelligence and the internet of things. We believe it may be time to put aside the cynicism that this kind of hype generates and look seriously at how we can take advantage of these emerging technologies to improve the student experience, research and the management of our … Read more