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A Co-operative’s Perfect Day And Our Festive Spirit

What is the Co-operative’s “Perfect Day” competition? The Perfect Day is a competition involving all the Co-operative retail stores in the west midlands area to take part in to see which store is, in this case, most festive. Alongside judgments on how successfully the store is managed, for example this…

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meet the team: george

Hi all, I’m George and I’m the new addition to the Think:Digital team based in Birmingham City University. Technology and its pure potential has always intrigued me from a young age, I’ve always believed that technology can be used as tool for good and a way to improve people’s spirits…

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Using Digital Tools to help Out and about

Who are Out and About? Out and about are the CEC’s LGBTQ+ support group aiming to help our Colleagues, Customers and Members to understand and embrace people of all gender and sexual orientation through education and collaboration. Why are we using digital tools? The group is still in its early…

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Our First Design Sprint!

Our First Design Sprint! We recently finished our first 5 day design sprint! It was a fantastic/ exhausting week and we had some really great insights which ended with a brilliant prototype which we have tested with real people! What is a design sprint? A design sprint is a 5…

UPS delivery drone
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Are drones the future of delivery?

UPS have recently released a video of their first completed drone delivery with a view to changing their day-to-day delivery operations. The UPS drone is deployed from a modified UPS delivery truck – the roof of the truck opens up to reveal a launchpad. Once open, the driver activates the…

digitools

how might we note taking – digitool

Hi all, Tom here, Last week we were approached by IT continuous improvement engineer Neale Mclaughlin to help resolve a problem which had arose around data storage. When I have tried to tackle this size and type of problem in the past we have pulled a few colleagues in a…

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retail digitools, bcu open day work shop, funeral design sprint and IT problem solve session

Hi all, Tom here, another busy week here at think:digital! Tuesday saw a visit from our Retail colleagues. Regular contributor John Mangan and his colleagues from the west 4 region came to visit and see how our digitools are being used to identify areas we can be impacting to make…

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Using Digitools in a day to day environment and our first Design Sprint confirmed!

Hi All, Tom here, Last week was very busy one here at think:digital. We currently have over 20 pieces of work in flight ranging from scheduled visits from externals and colleagues from across the business to our first full design sprint and a work shop with the society’s LGBTQ+ group…

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Applying Digital tools in Chelmsley Wood

Hello all, Nicky here, In my day job I am the manager of Chelmsley Wood retail store and was interested in how I could apply our digital toolkit in the surrounding area.¬†Last week saw a really positive meeting with Sue Watson, a local education authority officer with Solihull council.¬† We…

Digital signage in retail store
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In-store marketing – digital signage

Most modern shoppers are used to seeing digital signage across many retail outlets. Ranging from large 4K plasma screens to digital shelf edge labels, this technology is becoming not only more ubiquitous but more eye-catching. But what are the benefits of this technology? The dynamism of the content that can…