Innovative Agency of the Year
The UK Agency Awards celebrate exceptional teams, campaigns and initiatives in the UK digital sector. The Innovative Agency of the Year will be awarded to the agency that has shown the most commitment to innovation.
From implementing new technologies to developing team skills and taking on new and ambitious projects, the award category is set to highlight what UK agencies bring to the table when it comes to using new innovations on a global scale.
Why were we nominated for Innovative Agency of the Year?
Innovation Time: exploring the tech of the future
Dedicating 15% of our time to innovation projects gives the team freedom to work on and explore ideas that don’t always align with what we know we can do. Our weekly, week-long innovation projects provide individuals with the opportunity to focus on solving problems they’re passionate about.
One of our developers built an AR game, while others have created dashboards, apps, wireframing kits and a bunch of other prototypes or products that they believe can improve people’s lives.
SIMI: The object recognition app for the visually impaired
Recently during Android Developer Nikos’s Innovation Time, we used computer vision to create an app for the visually impaired. Not only can it detect and recognise what it sees through the lens of the phone camera, but it also features speech recognition to facilitate the use of the app for people with sight loss.
Pip: The chatbot for Slack
Recently during Frontend Developer Kev’s Innovation Time, we used AI to automate internal communications, using a chatbot based on our brand mascot Pip to solve a couple of problems, from explaining development jargon and terminology to checking meeting room availability and onboarding new team members.
The chatbot integrates with Slack so our team can talk to Pip on a platform we already use daily. With a little added sass, Pip recognises when you’re being rude or nice and can even respond in the same manner.
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Keep an eye out for @3SIDEDCUBE at the awards ceremony, the competition looks tough this year, but we’ll keep out fingers crossed!