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What You Can Learn About Innovation From Bubble Tea

Bubble tea is a real thing and it’s growing fast among Indian consumers. We can we learn a lot from innovators like the founder of Dr. Bubbles, Adnan Sarkar, and what other market-leading companies are doing to stay one step ahead of the competition.

Walking the Talk in Antwerp

Reinforcing company culture is crucial to the long-term success of any digital transformation process. This is central to Hyper Island philosophy and close to the hearts of the 23 user experience architects and designers at Monkeyshot in Antwerp. We spoke to Michiel and Anne to see what makes them tick.
Artificial intelligence impacting business

Exploring Business Opportunities Through Artificial Intelligence

Understanding the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on the future of work and other areas, will allow us to transform them into business opportunities. 

4 Ways Digital Acceleration Will Help You Rethink Customer Relationships

Digital acceleration means learning to navigate through complex business landscapes, engage customers, and expand your reach.

Why You Need Human-Centered Design

Let’s look at what human-centered design is (and isn’t) and why you need it to create digital services that address evolving customer needs.

Drive Digital Transformation With Artificial Intelligence

Leaders aren't born, they’re made. So when it comes to driving digital transformation with a relatively new technology such as artificial intelligence, leaders need all the help they can get. 

10 Inspirations For Using Data In Your Work

Understanding the current and emerging uses of data are going to be essential going forward for designers, marketing specialists and product managers to best serve their customer base.

Will we be more human tomorrow?

The more we advance in the fields of neuroscience, robotics, and synthetic psychology, the better our machines become. And the better they become, the more threatened humans feel.

How to land a job at Spotify

Wondering how you can get hired by an exciting company? Hyper Island can help launch your career at top agencies, tech companies and corporations. We generate creative talent sought after by companies worldwide, including Apple, Coca-Cola, Google, Huge, Nike and Spotify.

Innovation Frontrunners Share Their Secrets

When it is done in a sustainable way, innovation can help businesses ensure that their current products and services not only continue to meet customer demands in the future, but also contribute to revenue growth. We can learn a lot by looking at what the innovation frontrunners are doing to stay relevant.

Here’s How to Create Innovation That Really Makes an Impact

Innovation. Surely a contender as one of the most common buzzwords in business right now (even beating ‘artificial intelligence’ in the number of Google search results). It is often quoted as being crucial for companies to survive, but what does it mean to ‘create’ innovation and what impact could it have on an organization?

Alexa, remind me to question your answers

The one skill we must have in order to thrive in the future is the ability to keep growing and learning. Being adaptable, keeping a fluid stream of sources that challenge our beliefs and force us to question what we *think* we know, is a solid strategy for growth.

6 Ways to Lead Innovation in your Organization

Large and small enterprises need to renew their products and services to compete with newcomers to the market, as well as shrinking product and business life cycles. We’ve identified six steps to help you lead innovation and find ways to stay relevant.

Is digital marketing competence the missing link in your career?

Without the skills to create insightful digital marketing strategies and effective campaigns, you can’t reach target audiences or convert them into loyal customers. 

Innovation is your company’s source of protein

With new ways to engage with customers appearing all the time, it’s essential that there’s more innovation that captures the opportunities offered by digital transformation. Our online course Creating Innovation will help you learn to do just that.

This is not the future we were promised

In many ways, this is a pretty disappointing 2018. There are no flying cars, no robot servants at home, not even an affordable mass-produced VR world.

Alex Nieminen: “In Finland, technology is the master, not the slave”

Alex Nieminen is one of Finland's leading voices in digital marketing. He started the country's first online marketing consulting companies in 1994, long before many people were even online.

Why reflection matters

Reflection (or Reflective Practice) is the practice of actively considering your experiences in order to continuously learn and develop. Reflection is a natural human activity and by doing it proactively and regularly, you’ll learn more and develop more quickly. 

How to learn smarter

Hyper Island courses, programs and in-company training are carefully designed to challenge participants to grow personally and professionally.

Why you need to master digital communications

The networked society is happening now. Account managers, copywriters, creative directors, marketing managers and heads of digital needed is a crash course to understand the implications of new technology on business and customer growth to stay relevant. We call it digital acceleration.

Get up to speed with a digital acceleration course

Hyper Island methodology is based on a learner-centered, experience-based approach. We facilitate learning journeys, where discovering, uncovering, applying and reflecting is all part of the process by which participants learn useful skills and knowledge you can apply right away.

Learn the secret to thinking and acting differently

Time is of the essence for marketers everywhere. The networked society is transforming people’s lives, giving them more control and choice than ever before. Leaving it to chance is not an option. You must not only learn how to communicate with modern consumers, but also think and act differently – to stand out from the crowd.

Hollywood artist David Russell on the art of storyboarding

David Russell has designed concepts and storyboards for more than 80 films, including Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge, and The Meg. We talked to him about his career and advice he has for aspiring artists – ahead of a special workshop for Hyper Island students.

The biggest challenge of using AI is getting started

Google CEO Sundar Pichai says artificial intelligence is “one of the most important things humanity is working on. It is more profound than electricity or fire." But what is AI in real terms and how do you use it?

Explore what’s going on outside your bubble

The world is not what it seems. Especially when we consider that the world is not really ‘our world’. Ours is that small bubble of routines and habits we have built around the need for comfort and familiarity.

Digital marketing is always evolving. Are you?

Digital marketing evolves continuously as new apps, devices and networks change the way we live, shop and do business. It’s crucial that you keep up to date with the latest trends to stay ahead of the competition.

What’s happening to financial services?

Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Swish, iZettle, Klarna...the list goes on. It seems that tech companies are launching services that were once the exclusive domain of banks. How did this happen and where is it all going?

Hyper Island taught me that digital is all about people

Maja lives a short distance away from the Hyper Island Stockholm campus in Hägersten. She is originally from Uppsala but moved to Stockholm for her bachelor degree in advertising and PR. Now she is studying our part-time MA in Stockholm.

Why the part-time MA in Digital Management is a collaborative program

We believe that all of our programs thrive on their collaborative elements. Our part-time MAs are tailored to be integrated into your work and personal life. How and why does this integration work?

Transformation is about more than up-teching

Digital transformation requires the latest information and communication technologies, automation and artificial intelligence – but it’s also about strong leadership and an engaged workforce.

Tien Nee focused on polishing her soft skills to stay ahead as a designer

Meet Tien Nee, Owner & Creative Director at ThinkingCouch Interactive and current part-time Digital Management Masters student.

How Johannes Switched Careers Through the Motion Design Program

Meet Hyper Island alumni Johannes Fast, a global creative mind who has started his own company after completing internships in agencies across Italy, USA, and Sweden.

Treasures in our own backyard

When we look to the future, the first thing that comes to mind is a tech-driven world where things work better, faster, and more efficiently. The future is better than today, except we humans are still running it, with all our flaws and virtues.

AI Will Shape The Future of Business: Are You Ready?

You don’t need to have a million-dollar company or hire a team of computer scientists to use AI in your business. In fact, you don’t need any prior knowledge of AI at all before you put it to work.

Chasing Dreams with Hyper Island alumnus Philip Levin

Meet Hyper Island alumnus Philip Levin, a motion creative from Sweden now working at a fast-growing creative agency in New York. Here he explains why he wanted to learn more than technical skills.

Hyper Island Meetup (a Starter Kit)

Hyper alumni have for a long time gravitated to Amsterdam, with presently over 350 creatives in the ‘Hypers in Holland’ facebook group, and growing steadily from year to year. We hosted an event where we helped connect the new with the old.

Prologue to the future

Over 700 links are reviewed and analyzed every week, looking for the most significant and “unnoticed” news from the technology, science, and business fields. But this week is slightly different. 

What’s the future of the hardest job in the world?

The hardest job in the world used to be a noun but then became a verb. Parenting is hard because we, the parents, have not been properly trained to take over such a big responsibility.

When it comes to diversity, have we changed enough?

Change can be scary. It can be messy, and it can be painful. Some believe that it can be managed, and some think that it can even be ignored. Sometimes, though, change is necessary because it opens up possibilities for new futures.

Learning is an endless journey that starts at Hyper Island

A ballerina and more in a past life, Ashley Back decided to change paths. She took on the challenge with Hyper Island and has embraced both the lifelong learning methodology and her new career.

Meet your future leaders

The most popular major in the class of 2018 in US colleges was biology. Computer science came in at 9th place with just a quarter of graduates compared to those of biology.

Signals are everywhere, but what lies ahead?

Tiny signals appear all the time. Small shifts in behavior are driven by new projects, new apps, new research or just pure happenstance.
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Evolve or else!

Complex environments demand continuous evolution. 

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away

Science fiction writers have invented, imagined, and created possible futures in books, comics, and movies for decades.

Nobody ‘knows’ anything

The secret of the adult world is that nobody 'knows' anything.
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Do you want to be a cyborg?

Before humans and machines reach an olympian final face off sometime in the distant future, we'll probably go through phases of evolving coexistence.

Who owns your future?

Today is a fascinating time to think about tomorrow!
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The future of our obsessions

Our world has become more polarized over time. You are either 'this' or 'that'. With us or against us. Pro robots or opposing them.
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