Don’t Do Things Better,
Do Better Things.

How are you today?

We are Nexus, the Human Focused Digital company. We invent, design, create, build and embed functions into peoples lives that give them more control today than they had yesterday.

We design at the apex between humanity & technology. Our approach to design tries to make technology more human & the way it’s consumed more human. A lot of time is wasted designing the next version of something that exists, rather than inventing the best version of something new. Which is why our approach involves consideration of what makes us human rather than users.

By placing human emotions and limitations in a higher priority compared with other metrics and targets, we create products that amplify the best parts of humanity, rather than erode them. We pride ourselves on being the experts at tracking, learning and using contemporary technologies to support and evolve humanity. Design more… or design better?

Creative thinkers, dedicated to crafting natural languagemeaningful, neuro-logical products & experiences.

We create

Smart experiences that teachguide and inspire people to change.

 

What do we do?

Da Vinci’s message was not only to study the science of art, but also the art of science #hippobook

This is us today, gearing up for tomorrow.

 

Human Focused Digital

Human Focused Digital

Technoself Studies (TSS)

Technoself Studies (TSS)

Minimum Viable Personality

Minimum Viable Personality

Service and Product Design

Service and Product Design

Delivering

Delivering

Analysing

Analysing

Inspiring

Inspiring

Championing

Championing

#TechForGood

#TechForGood

Clients and Partners

FlowXO
Digital Catapult
Digital Agenda
BIMA
UK Man Made
Forward for Life
NatWest

Our Latest Thoughts

Interview with Digital Agenda

Interview with Digital Agenda

Nov 03 2016

MyAgenda is DigitalAgenda’s Q&A with folk working on technology that is for a change. This week, Pete Trainor, director of ‘human-focused digital’ agency…

Adobe Future Of Experience Report

Adobe Future Of Experience Report

Sep 18 2016

We are delighted to announce that, in collaboration with Goldsmiths University, we have been included in Adobes new ‘Future of Experience’ report looking at…

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I set up Nexus with the very basic idea that digital design could be more human. That starts with the way we work with people, because I was crazy enough to think maybe we could also make innovation more human by design.

A lot of other companies who play in our space think that innovation happens by sitting around letting magical ideas pop into heads. It doesn’t. Innovation is a hard, messy process. We always start by making something that we’d like to use and that might make people’s lives better. We’re crazy, passionate people who believe we can change the world. We’re not “professional” and “proven” people, we’re people who are unashamed to dream big.

Please come and work with us, or for us, if you believe in something important. Even if the odds are not in your favour. Because we want to change the world, upset the status quo and this takes more than run-of-the-mill thinkers or thinking. We need to work with people who dream the same dream.

Pete Trainor Founder, Nexus

Say Hi to SU

Year upon year a staggering number of men die by suicide across the UK. Every two hours a man takes his own life in the UK – Infact, over 75% of all suicides are by men.

Suicide affects all parts of society, but suicide rates amongst men remains markedly high in comparison to women. More traditional approaches have focussed on reducing access to means and targeting people with mental health needs. However, although not always with an aim of preventing suicide, there are many innovative upstream solutions that through placing emphasis on well-being, social inclusion and resilience, support people to find reasons for living.

Say hi to SU

We specialise in Technoself Studies (commonly referred to as TSS). TSS is an interdisciplinary domain of research dealing with all aspects of human identity in a technological society. It focuses on the changing nature of relationships between the human and the technology.

As new and constantly changing experiences of human identity emerge due to constant technological change, TSS studies seeks to map and analyse these mutually influential developments with a focus on identity, rather than technical developments.

We study the Transhumanism (abbreviated as H+ or h+) movement, which aims to transform the human condition by developing and making widely available, sophisticated technologies, that greatly enhance human intellectual, physical, and psychological capacities.

Transhumanist thinkers seek to study the potential benefits and dangers of emerging technologies that could overcome fundamental human limitations, as well as the ethics of using such technologies.

Keep a HIPPO in your pocket

91% of people keep their smart phone within 3 feet of themselves, 24 hours a day. The average person checks their phones 150 times a day and often spend as much as 177 minutes on their devices per day. Mobile sessions average a mere one minute and 10 seconds long, dozens and dozens of times per day.

The trial for HIPPO – A totally new kind of behavioural monitoring application –  will start in the Spring of 2016 with the aim of helping people learn about their patterns and give them visibility of their behaviours.

Sign-Up For Hippo

Is there a secret to triggering habits in people so that they’ll engage and keep engaging with whatever it is you create? Nexus showed us in their fascinating SXSW talk, “Is there a Neurological Recipe for Success?“, they shared some principles that they have distilled over the years from psychology, behavioral, and experimental economics and observations of the human animal – Themselves.

Camille Sweeney Fast Company

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