IoT for climate change with Overlay

Since the start of the summer, I’ve been working a few days a month with Overlay, a startup incubated by ING Labs in the heart of London’s financial district. It’s been incredibly interesting and they are fantastic people which I didn’t expect from the financial sector. My work involves helping Overlay’s product development by researching… Continue reading IoT for climate change with Overlay

ITA Awards Nominee

Tomorrow night, I’m very happy to attend the first ever ITA Awards ceremony organised by Inclusive Boards as I’ve been nominated for the ‘Tech Evangelist of the year’ award. It’s not exactly a title I’m completely comfortable with as I’m not a corporate evangelist, selling a product. I have however dedicated much of my career… Continue reading ITA Awards Nominee

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Post-it note included in OZCHI’19 academic paper

I attended a workshop in Chemnitz by the German academic project Miteinander. At the end of it, I drew on a post-it note what I thought was the overlap and position of  the six different internet of things card-based toolkits which had been presented. The image of that post-it has been included in an academic… Continue reading Post-it note included in OZCHI’19 academic paper

On BBC Front Row

I was asked to review the Barbican show AI: More Than Human on live radio for BBC Radio 4’s famous Front Row program. It was great fun to be interviewed by Stig Abel and with the address thrill of seeing The Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers (Mark Billingham, Val McDermid and Doug Johnstone) perform live in… Continue reading On BBC Front Row

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Making it!?

I organised this one day conference on exploring ideas of success in making communities and makers in 2018. It was hosted at DoES Liverpool and sponsored by Barclay’s Eagle Labs and the European Union’s Regional Development Fund.

The Good Home

Along with Peter Bihr & Dries de Roeck, I organised a series of 3 exhibitions (during the Milan Furniture Fair, in Aalst Living Lab for the elderly and during the London Design Festival) around concepts of ‘The Good Home’. The work which was showcased was generated by multi-disciplinary approaches, group work and virtual submissions.

Know Cards

In 2014, Tina Aspiala and I designed a set of cards that lets you explore a wide range of electronics components commonly used in internet of things applications. You can buy them online. I also worked with Dries de Roeck to extend the set to include an ideation pack which was prototyped as part of… Continue reading Know Cards

Day in the life of a designer and her networked objects

I collaborated with Tom Klinkowstein in helping write the scenario for this extremely large diagrammatic narrative. In it, a potential scenario for life in 2030 is fleshed-out including the new smart products which might emerge out of current technological development. The full diagram can be downloaded as a pdf.