Using the pandemic as a factory reset, how can we redesign cinemas to better serve the needs of the user.

A sign reminding people to wear a face mask while in a small independent cinema.
A sign reminding people to wear a face mask while in a small independent cinema.

As we close the book on 2020 there are plenty of open-ended chapters that we still need to finish. We are well aware that COVID-19 has impacted every industry globally, and the phrase the “new normal” is being tossed around rather ominously, with many experts agreeing that we will still need to take necessary precautions well into 2021. The pandemic has significantly impacted the film industry, mirroring its impacts across all arts sectors. Across the world, cinemas have closed, festivals…


Fans of German football team St Pauli show their dismay at the influence of big business on football prior to a match against FC Kaiserslautern in Hamburg with a banner saying: “Save football! Smash Business!”
Fans of German football team St Pauli show their dismay at the influence of big business on football prior to a match against FC Kaiserslautern in Hamburg with a banner saying: “Save football! Smash Business!”
Fans of the German football team St Pauli show their alarm at the control of big business over football prior to a match versus FC Kaiserslautern in Hamburg in 2009.

It has been announced that some of the largest football clubs in Europe have agreed to join a new European Super League (ESL). What would be a seismic move for football, the ESL is set to be a brand new midweek competition, with plans for teams to continue to compete in their respective national leagues. This “American-style” structure, without any form of relegation or promotion, will only exacerbate football’s class divide.

The move has been widely condemned. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has noted that the move is not good news for fans and football in general, while France’s President…


What the non-fungible is going on?
What the non-fungible is going on?
In May 2007, Beeple set out to create a new work of art online every day. He hasn’t missed a day since, creating a new digital picture every day for 5,000 days straight, eventually making up EVERYDAYS: THE FIRST 5000 DAYS.

The art market’s fascination with non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, has reached a fever pitch. In March 2021, a piece of NFT (non-fungible token) artwork sold for US$69+ million at Christie’s. The work, EVERYDAYS: THE FIRST 5000 DAYS, is a collage of purely digital artwork created over 5,000 days by the digital artist Beeple. You can’t hang it on your wall. It is simply a bunch of pixels.

This sale marked many significant shifts in the art industry. It was the first major auction of a wholly digital work of art with a unique NFT. It was the first auction to…


Can the new app reinvent the way in which young people enjoy and share experiences in the age of Instagram? Can it become the new Instagram?

The Dispo app logo
The Dispo app logo

The Background

People live on social media. They think through the lens of their “brand”. Their “aesthetic”. Living out the lives that people want to see. In rich countries where internet access is nearly universal the vast majority of young adults use social media multiple times a day across many different dimensions.

It is easy to understand why. People exhibit themselves online as socially desirable. In turn, this boosts self-esteem, but lowers self-control. We start to…

Jack Roberts

Senior Experience Consultant based out of Hong Kong. Passionate about making everyday experiences better for everyone.

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