about

Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino
Photo credit: Adam Leach

Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino is an author, consultant and entrepreneur with a background in design.

She wrote ‘Smarter Homes: how technology will change your home life’ and ‘Creating a Culture of Innovation’, was the first UK distributor of the Arduino and founder of the Good Night Lamp which is in the permanent collection of the London Design Museum.

Good Night Lamp (2005-2017)

She curated the London Internet of Things Meetup between 2011-2020 and helped the community create BetterIoT, a free checklist to help founders and product managers make more ethical decisions.

Iot london meetup
London Internet of Things Meetup (2011-2020)

She is building the Low Carbon Design Institute, exploring how creative professionals integrate climate change knowledge in their practice.

She studied industrial design at the University of Montréal and interaction design at the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea.

She lives in South London and is currently the Chief Design Officer (maternity cover until August 2023).

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