Category: Insights

  • Emerging Topics in AI: Navigating the Ethical Landscape.

    Emerging Topics in AI: Navigating the Ethical Landscape.

    What is Responsible AI? In our recent blog post ‘Leveraging Machine Learning and AI in App Development’, we discussed how the development of AI has flung the doors wide open to increasingly personalised and valuable brand experiences.  AI presents a new land of opportunity where all industries, from healthcare to education, can improve people’s lives…

  • Rose, Thorn and Bud for the passing of 2023.

    Rose, Thorn and Bud for the passing of 2023.

    Back when I was a bright-eyed upstart, me and my work pals had a little ritual – every Friday we’d swing by Brandy Pete’s pub for a nightcap…or two or three. The drinks flowed as freely as the laughs and gossip.  But the real treat came when we played our signature game: Rose and Thorn. …

  • The Future of Product Design: Embracing Inclusivity.

    The Future of Product Design: Embracing Inclusivity.

    The importance of inclusive design. Inclusive design isn’t just about meeting accessibility standards. It’s about creating products that are genuinely welcoming to everyone. And it applies to everything.  Recently, a new brunch spot opened by the coast. As beautiful as the decor and as Instagrammable as the dishes, they inadvertently rebuffed a vital demographic when…

  • How shared parental leave can benefit your people and your business.

    How shared parental leave can benefit your people and your business.

    What is shared parental leave? Hey! I’m Connor, a Designer here at hedgehog lab, and I’ve just returned from a little something called shared parental leave. SPL, as I’ll call it from now on, is essentially the process of sharing part of the 52 weeks of parental leave you get after the birth of a…

  • The Rise of On-Device AI in Flagship Smartphones.

    The Rise of On-Device AI in Flagship Smartphones.

    On-device AI is the next big differentiator between flagship smartphones. Cameras that leave top-of-the-range DSLRs redundant? Check. Refresh rates that rival Playstation and Xbox? Check. Screen brightness that makes them usable from the surface of the sun? Check (ish). Zoom capabilities that are verging on creepy? Well, you get the idea. These days, flagship smartphones…

  • Navigating wellbeing with ‘Sensei’

    Navigating wellbeing with ‘Sensei’

    The importance of wellbeing. In our fast-paced lives, the juggling act of work, family, and various commitments can cause us to frequently put self-care on the back burner. It’s the universal struggle of making time for ourselves and having the necessary resources and knowledge to invest in our own wellbeing. During lockdown, like many others,…

  • Innovation and Design – Expert Insights from Catalyst23

    Innovation and Design – Expert Insights from Catalyst23

    The Conference. On September 28th 2023, Yotel’s Imaginex Space in Edinburgh welcomed a mix of industry sectors and sizes for a day of learning, collaborating and networking at the Catalyst23 – Edinburgh’s only Innovation and Design Leadership Conference.  This year’s edition revolved around supporting guests on their journey to deliver commercial and cultural change through…

  • What’s got our developers excited at WWDC 2023

    What’s got our developers excited at WWDC 2023

    For those who might not know‚ WWDC stands for Worldwide Developers Conference. It is an annual event organised by Apple Inc. that serves as a platform for Apple to showcase its latest software and technologies to developers and the wider Apple community. During the conference‚ Apple announces updates to its operating systems such as iOS‚…

  • Axe-con 2023 and Accessibility Beyond Compliance

    Axe-con 2023 and Accessibility Beyond Compliance

    What is axe-con? On the 15th and 16th of March‚ Deque Systems hosted the world’s largest digital accessibility conference for the third year running. It’s a free conference that practises what they preach. You feel fully immersed in an accessible and inclusive space that allows you to maximise your learning experience. There are mostly 4…

  • Sarat Pediredla: Starting and Growing a Tech Company – Podcast

    Sarat Pediredla: Starting and Growing a Tech Company – Podcast

    In the latest episode of the Haystack Tech Uncovered podcast‚ our CEO Sarat Pediredla‚ chats with presenter and founder Mike Davies. Sarat is an award-winning entrepreneur and software developer by trade who started hedgehog lab. Sarat shares his journey from wanting to be a surgeon‚ to software engineering to starting up his own business. hedgehog…