Category Archives: Business

Double gold for White October team

You’re quite right, yes, we’re really proud to be design winners – a double gold in fact – with Oxford Analytica’s Daily Brief and the Let’s Talk FGM app with Oxford Health. Congratulations to the teams working on both projects. The London Design Awards celebrate the creativity and courage of those who are leading the […]

Shortlisted for the London Design Awards with Let’s Talk FGM and Oxford Analytica.

We’re really proud to be shortlisted with our Clients for this award. The London Design Awards celebrate the creativity and courage of those who are leading the way. Congratulations to the teams working on Let’s Talk FGM and Oxford Analytica. Here is an outline of both projects with links to the nomination. Feel free to give us […]

Disruptive healthcare technologies

The following is a shortened version of the interview from Horizon 2020 Projects: Portal with Dave Fletcher. Portal spoke to Fletcher ahead of the Disruptive Technologies 2016 conference in London, UK, on 29 September (where his presentation focused on ‘advancing the relevance of the built environment to the needs of 21st Century society through ideation’) […]

How to be a mentor

This post was originally published on Medium. I recently attended a mentoring workshop as part of the IPA Women of Tomorrow Awards , led by Gwyn March. I was so inspired by it that I wanted to share some of the key points. 1. There is a difference between mentoring and coaching A coach is someone […]

Upgraded CABI Plantwise app extends help to more farmers

The following is a press release. Global agricultural not-for-profit organisation CABI has worked with digital agency White October to rework and extend the features of its innovative library app for plant factsheets.  The Plantwise Factsheets Library app, now used in 34 countries, is an online mobile resource for CABI Plantwise, a global programme to increase […]

Buon viaggio! Hitachi Rail Italy goes live online

When Hitachi Rail needed a website for its new Italian subsidiary, the team called on us to get it rolling. The new site needed to be in line with Hitachi Rail’s corporate style in terms of look and feel, a task which required great attention to detail from our design team to ensure the new […]

The Automated Project Manager

  Stephen Thomas gave a talk at the Digital PM Summit that mentioned Harvest as a way to help bring some creativity, flexibility, and innovation to your projects and work life. Here he shares his tips and insights. How long before the robots attack? One of the great things about working at White October is […]

BBC Oxford reports on FGM app

Top news story on BBC Radio Oxford Drivetime yesterday was Oxford health visitor Joanne McEwan winning an award to build an app to help communicate with survivors of female genital mutilation. Joanne won the Mary Seacole Award, which is given to nurses, health visitors and midwives helping the black and minority communities. Joanne is working […]