The Disciplinary Dance: Contributions across a design lifecycle

The CoDE team featured centrally in the second annual Festival of Research by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences here at Surrey, with Professor Annabelle Gawer chairing the panel on ‘Technologies Impacting Life’, featuring Professor David Frohlich on the panel. The Festival is a full day event exploring the intersection between our Faculty’s research […]

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2018: The Empire Strikes Back

By Professor Alan W Brown The past few years have been dominated by digital disruption in an economy that is ever more unpredictable. To a large extent, incumbent business organization dominating their markets have been struggling to evolve at the speed demanded by their customers, partners, and prospects. This has encouraged a wide range of […]

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In the Lab: Music, Rugby, and Digital Learning

Turns out, rugby in New Zealand is taught not by age group, but by size of the player. It makes a lot of sense for rugby. What can it show us about education? Why should students be grouped and taught by age, when aptitude and intellectual development are rarely defined so rigidly? Can digital learning […]

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Journalism and the Internet of Things: The NewsThings project

  John Mills, one of our PhD students researching journalism and the Internet of Things (IoT), gave an invited talk on his work at the Guildford Institute recently. The Guildford Institute is a social and educational community hub in the centre of Guildford which has been working for and with the local community for over […]

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Research, Impact, and the Connected Business School

The relationship between ‘Research and Impact’ was a key topic for debate and discussion in our recent Surrey Business School (SBS) ‘Away Day’ in the ongoing and ever-evolving mission to align our strategy with the fast-changing demands of the Digital Economy. Along with sessions on Internationalisation, Teaching and Learning, and Business Engagement, the Research and […]

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Digital Strategy Labs: Shaping Surrey’s digital future

In the Business Insights Lab (BIL), we’ve been putting Collaborative Discovery to work to help Surrey navigate the digital jungle. How do you forge a strategy for a digital future in higher education, when technology is unpredictable, budgets are tight, and every prediction is still a guess? What should our priorities be as an institution? […]

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‘From Goldman to Google’: Culture change in a Digital Economy

A recent workshop with a team from the UK’s leading specialist resourcing and consultancy firm in governance, compliance and complaints has got us thinking about the issue of how to go about changing an organisation’s culture. Much in the way that IT has come out of its separate ‘tech’ sphere, and taken a seat at […]

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Audio Commons: Digital transformation in the sound industry

This week in the Business Insights Lab, we’ll be finding out more about CoDE’s ongoing EU funded project on the Audio Commons. Dr David Plans, Dr Milosz Miszczynski and Dr Carla Bonina are hosting a session to discuss the development of business models in this area, with partners from the project and a few MBA […]

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CoDE on the Road: ‘Blockchain for Good’ at techUK

What is the role for Blockchain Technologies in helping address the world’s global challenges? How can NGOs, charities and other third sector organizations exploit and capitalise on the potential of Blockchain Technology to deliver on their social and environmental agendas? CoDE was delighted to sponsor ‘Blockchain for Good’ (B4G) recently at techUK. It was a […]

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‘The Art of the Impossible’:  Digital transformation for industry

CoDE just hosted a Digital Strategy Day in the Business Insights Lab for a team from a big name in the oil and gas industry. ‘The art of the impossible’ is how the company’s team leader framed the search for the truly unique and unlikely ideas that could transform both their industry, and how the […]

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In the Lab: The challenges of Widening Participation

Important KPIs in our Access Agreement with HEFCE mean that a broad range of departments here at Surrey are drawing together ‘to discuss current initiatives to address differential performance of disadvantaged Widening Participation (WP) groups’. The Business insights Lab was overflowing recently as Dr Ben Shenoy ran a Lab focused on broadening the reach of […]

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‘Wake-Up Design’:  Design thinking in business strategy

The Business Insights Lab here at Surrey was packed on Star Wars Day, with attendees from academic institutions, business- and growth- hubs, SMEs, LEs, interactive studios, and more for Oxford Innovation Services’ ‘Wake-Up Design’ conference. In keeping with the intergalactic theme, moderator Lukasz Liebersbach framed the role of design like ‘the Force’: powerful, but invisible. […]

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