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Is the LMS dead?

When talking to companies about their learning needs we’re often told “yes we have a Learning Management System (LMS)” before they go on to explain all the problems they suffer from. If an LMS is the answer then why are there still so many questions? The truth is we’re not…

When talking to companies about their learning needs we’re often told “yes we have a Learning Management System (LMS)” before they go on to explain all the problems they suffer from. If an LMS is the answer then why are there still so many questions? The truth is we’re not…

From hieroglyphics to emojis – the changing face of icons

Icons, symbols, images, language and text have been used by us for a long time as a means of communicating ideas and conveying messages.  History of icons Prehistoric cave paintings depicting stick figures hunting woolly mammoths, the ancient Egyptians using hieroglyphics for literature, symbolism in religion and medieval tapestries detailing…

Icons, symbols, images, language and text have been used by us for a long time as a means of communicating ideas and conveying messages.  History of icons Prehistoric cave paintings depicting stick figures hunting woolly mammoths, the ancient Egyptians using hieroglyphics for literature, symbolism in religion and medieval tapestries…

Ocasta now available on Gov’s Digital Outcomes Framework

Ocasta are now listed as an approved supplier on the Crown Commercial Services' Digital Outcomes Framework. What is the Digital Outcomes Framework? The framework is live on the Digital Marketplace and can be used by public sector organisations (PSOs) to quickly find suitable consultancies to help them design, build and deliver digital outcomes. It…

Ocasta are now listed as an approved supplier on the Crown Commercial Services’ Digital Outcomes Framework. What is the Digital Outcomes Framework? The framework is live on the Digital Marketplace and can be used by public sector organisations (PSOs) to quickly find suitable consultancies to help them design, build and deliver digital outcomes.

The fingerprint – from our digits to the digital

As fingerprint readers become more and more ubiquitous on electronic devices, are you guilty of taking your pinkies and the unique signature they carry for granted? I give you an examination of what fingerprints are, how they have been historically used and why there is more than meets the eye!…

As fingerprint readers become more and more ubiquitous on electronic devices, are you guilty of taking your pinkies and the unique signature they carry for granted? I give you an examination of what fingerprints are, how they have been historically used and why there is more than meets the eye!…

Greg’s top tips from Unity Unite 2018

What is Unity? Unity is a versatile development platform used primarily to build high-quality 2D and 3D games, we use it here to create Albert the e-learning hero for Virgin Media. Unity Unite is an annual conference for content-creators to learn about the latest developments in the Unity engine and…

What is Unity? Unity is a versatile development platform used primarily to build high-quality 2D and 3D games, we use it here to create Albert the e-learning hero for Virgin Media. Unity Unite is an annual conference for content-creators to learn about the latest developments in the…

‘A day in the life at Ocasta’ directed & created by Ben our work experience student

Ocasta recently welcomed a lovely student called Ben who worked with us for a week to practice his video production skills. He joined us from BDMA as part of his work experience to complement his media course at Portslade Aldridge Community Academy. Let's face it, we've all been there... stuck in…

Ocasta recently welcomed a lovely student called Ben who worked with us for a week to practice his video production skills. He joined us from BDMA as part of his work experience to complement his media course at Portslade Aldridge Community Academy. Let’s face it, we’ve all been there… stuck…

MakerClub opens first permanent workshop in Brighton

MakerClub, the creative-design after school programme announce their first permanent making and inventing workshop in Brighton! You can now find the ‘MakerClub’ Lab on New England Street where they will be teaching kids the skills to become master inventors. With the workshops previously being held at Barclay’s Eagle Lab in…

MakerClub, the creative-design after school programme announce their first permanent making and inventing workshop in Brighton! You can now find the ‘MakerClub’ Lab on New England Street where they will be teaching kids the skills to become master inventors. With the workshops previously being held at Barclay’s Eagle Lab in…

Ocasta chosen for the 2018 BMW Innovation Lab

Last September we showcased our multi-award winning employee engagement, learning and operations app called Oplift to BMW for their 2018 Innovation Lab. After being chosen from 142 applications from 36 countries worldwide, we were one of 21 companies who were shortlisted to pitch in order to claim our place at…

Last September we showcased our multi-award winning employee engagement, learning and operations app called Oplift to BMW for their 2018 Innovation Lab. After being chosen from 142 applications from 36 countries worldwide, we were one of 21…

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Ocasta in 2017

This year we focused heavily on the people who make Ocasta what we are, we continued our strong investment in our product suite Oplift, and launched many bespoke customer projects 👌 People We've grown steadily through the year with seven new Ocastars joining the team; Hayley our marketing coordinator, Viktoria and Megan  to…

This year we focused heavily on the people who make Ocasta what we are, we continued our strong investment in our product suite Oplift, and launched many bespoke customer projects 👌 People We’ve grown steadily through the year with seven new Ocastars joining the team; Hayley our marketing coordinator,…

Christmas themed computer drawn graphic of Santa holding various technologies, applications, coffee, hearts and smiley faces Christmas themed computer drawn graphic of Santa holding various technologies, applications, coffee, hearts and smiley faces

LOCATE

Ocasta have been working with artists' Elise Liversedge and Mary Hooper to create the emotion-tracking app: Locate. Have you ever wondered what your world of emotions looks like? Well, now you don't have to imagine. Locate was designed for artistic and therapeutic purposes, it is an app that collects your…

Ocasta have been working with artists’ Elise Liversedge and Mary Hooper to create the emotion-tracking app: Locate. Have you ever wondered what your world of emotions looks like? Well, now you don’t have to imagine. Locate was designed for artistic and therapeutic purposes, it is an app that…