Tonight, I ran the 100th and my last London Internet of Things Meetup. I wrote about what I think we’ve achieved as a community back in May. It’s been such an honour to meet so many people and support them in a simple way in their journey: give them the time to talk about what… Continue reading 100th #iotlondon
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
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
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.
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.
The Good Night Lamp is now part of the London Design Museum’s permanent exhibit ‘Designer Maker User’ on the 3rd floor of its new space in South Kensington. It is included as an example of the internet of things next to the Nest thermostat & the Oyster card.
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
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.