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16 March 2015
Better Health and Wellbeing: Giving the elderly in Singapore sparkling golden years

Invitation: sharing session, Singapore, 30 March 2015   What are the hopes and fears of the elderly in Singapore? How can designers offer solutions that support the elderly in managing their health and wellness? What can healthcare professionals do to help them keep active? What role can technology play in the elderly’s daily lives? Design consultants […]

1 January 2015
Happy Playful New Year
21 December 2014
Experientia’s Twitter feed live

Experientia has now its own Twitter feed. Four months of Putting People First posts and other links have already been uploaded. If you followed Experientia on Twitter through the feed of its CEO, Mark Vanderbeeken, make sure to now also follow the company (but don’t unfollow Mark, who will keep on tweeting away). And while […]

19 December 2014
Putting People First blog redesigned

Experientia’s Putting People First blog has been redesigned. It is now entirely responsive, allows for easier browsing, searching, and filtering, and features larger images on the posts. The entire history of posts remains accessible as before. We are still tweaking things and welcome any feedback.

27 November 2014
Why the world needs anthropologists – an update

Why the world needs anthropologists – Coming out of the ivory tower Location: Padua, Italy, Centro Culturale Altinate/San Gaetano Date and time: Friday, 5 December 2014, 13:00 – 18:00 Padua, Italy, 5 December 2014 – The second edition of the international symposium of applied anthropologists attempts to erase the boundary between ‘pure’ and ‘applied’ anthropology, […]

30 October 2014
The BancoSmart ATM by Experientia for UniCredit selected for ADI Design Index

Last year Experientia designed the interface of an ATM of UniCredit, a major Italian bank. The interface is now rolled out across the bank’s ATMs in Italy, to great satisfaction of the bank and the customers alike, since interaction speed is much faster and error rates went down dramatically. Last year UniCredit and Experientia also […]

9 February 2014
A review of Adam Greenfield’s Against the Smart City

Chris Carlsson started reading Adam Greenfield’s new book, Against the Smart City, “with the expectation that it would be a critical view of the ways our urban lives have changed during the past half decade with the massive adoption of so-called “smart phones” and the rest of the ubiquitous technosphere.” But it turns out, writes […]

1 March 2009
Adam Greenfield towards a newer urbanism

Adam Greenfield, Nokia’s head of design direction for service and user-interface design, is frequently featured on Putting People First as his thinking is close to our own interests. According to his Twitter feed, he is not entirely happy in Finland, but having lived up north myself, I have to share with Adam that the long […]

7 December 2008
Audio interview with Nokia’s Adam Greenfield

Podcamp Barcelona’s Chris Pinchen interviewed Nokia’s Adam Greenfield at Visualizar ’08 (Madrid, Spain) the day after the US elections. Their conversation ranged widely over subjects including corporate Situationism, fear of ubicomp, the technological disparity between everyday life in the US and that in other parts of the world, and the odd and occasionally uncomfortable freedoms […]

26 September 2008
Is Adam Greenfield a communist or…?

Frankly, I don’t think so. But it’s a thought that provokes someone’s thinking, apparently. “Is Adam Greenfield A Communist Or…?” is the provocative title of an article by Jeroen Elstgeest (interaction designer at Informaat) on InfoDesign, who reflects on Adam Greenfield‘s keynote at the coming EuroIA Summit in Amsterdam. “Adam said people are pulling back […]

7 May 2008
Chronic’Art interview with Adam Greenfield

The French magazine Chronic’Art recently interviewed Adam Greenfield (Nokia’s new head of design direction) about his recent book Everyware and ubiquitous computing in general. An English version of the interview can be found on Greenfield’s blog. Read interview

21 March 2008
Adam Greenfield to be Nokia’s new Head of Design Direction

Adam Greenfield, author of Everyware: The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous Computing, will be moving to Helsinki in August and begin his new role as “Head of Design Direction with Nokia’s design staff, with a remit for the service and user interface domain.” Says Greenfield: ” I’ll be working on some terribly exciting and important problems, […]

23 January 2007
Interview with Adam Greenfield on the user experience of ubiquitous computing
12 January 2014
[Book] Design Transitions

Design Transitions – Inspiring Stories. Global Viewpoints. How design is changing. By Joyce Yee, Emma Jefferies and Lauren Tan BIS Publishers [Book site – Amazon link – selected pages] Abstract Design Transitions presents 42 unique and insightful stories of how design is changing around the world. Twelve countries are represented from the perspectives of three […]

2 November 2013
Publication: Smart Citizens (by FutureEverything)

Smart Citizens Edited by Drew Hemment and Anthony Townsend Future Everything 2013, 96 pages This publication aims to shift the debate on the future of cities towards the central place of citizens, and of decentralised, open urban infrastructures. It provides a global perspective on how cities can create the policies, structures and tools to engender […]

6 September 2013
Thoughts on clever cities

The multiplexed metropolis Enthusiasts think that data services can change cities in this century as much as electricity did in the last one. The Economist – in a piece written by Ludwig Siegele, online business and finance editor, argues that they are a long way from proving their case. The role of the citizen in […]

12 October 2011
Video highlights from PICNIC Festival 2011

The videos of the presentations at PICNIC Festival 2011 (14-16 September, Amsterdam) are now online. Jake Barton on Urban Collaboration and Storytelling What will inspire and connect cities of the future? At our core, we are linked together by the stories that we collectively tell. How can we create experiences that can bind us to […]

8 July 2010
Towards a read/write urbanism

Adam Greenfield, Nokia’s head of design direction for service and user-interface design, is the author of this week’s Urban Omnibus feature. In the piece, he uses software design as a base to talk about the ways citizens call out trouble spots in the urban landscape and how we might redesign the performance of that landscape […]

24 April 2010
Toward a read/write urbanism

What might we gain, asks Adam Greenfield, if we begin to conceive of cities, for some limited purposes anyway, as software under active development? What if we imagined that the citizen-responsiveness system we’ve designed lives in a dense mesh of active, communicating public objects? Then the framework we’ve already deployed becomes something very different. To […]

8 February 2010
Microsoft Research Social Computing Symposium 2010

For the past four years, Microsoft Research (MSR) has sponsored a symposium on social computing that “brings together academic and industry researchers, developers, writers, and influential commentators in order to open new lines of communication among previously disconnected groups.” The theme of the 2010 symposium, held at ITP at NYU, was “The city as platform”, […]

1 February 2010
The Internet of things: Networked objects and smart devices

Constantine Valhouli, principal of the Massachusetts based Hammersmith Group, which consults to developers on the marketing and branding of luxury properties, and to city leaders on reviving historical downtowns, just published an overview of the potential for connected devices entitled “The Internet of things: Networked objects and smart devices.” It quotes Rob Faludi, Julian Bleecker, […]

9 October 2009
Wired UK’s special feature on digital cities

Here are the five stories that appeared in the special “Digital Cities” feature of Wired UK’s November issue. Words on the street by Adam Greenfield Ubiquitous, networked information will reshape our cities. ‘Sense-able’ urban design by Carlo Ratti Digital elements blanket our environment: transforming our cities, informing their citizens and improving economic, social and environmental […]

9 October 2009
The city as an interaction platform

Martijn de Waal was at the Picnic 2009 conference in Amsterdam, where he attended the session entitled “The City as an Interaction Platform”: Cities have always been about providing frameworks of services to improve the quality of life for residents and businesses. How will social networks, mobile devices, reactive environments, and cloud-based data services transform […]

2 July 2009
July-August issue of Interactions magazine is out

The July-August issue of Interactions magazine is out and more and more content is publicly available online (thank goodness): Editorial: Interactions: Time, Culture, and Behavior Jon Kolko Over the past 10 issues, interactions has, with a great deal of conscious repetition, investigated themes of global influence, sustainability, temporal aesthetics, behavior change, and the design for […]

11 June 2009
“Singing the body electric” by Fabio Sergio and other talks at Frontiers of Interaction

Fabio Sergio, a design and user experience strategist, creative director at frog design, and former associate professor at Interaction Design Institute Ivrea, was one of the speakers at the Frontiers of Interaction conference that took place on Tuesday in Rome, Italy. “Given the themes of the conference and who else was speaking I decided to […]

20 March 2009
Tish Shute interviews Mike Kuniavsky on things as services

Tish Shute’s UgoTrade website is quickly becoming one of the prime sites in the field. In the last months she interviewed Andy Stanford-Clark (IBM Master Inventor), Robert Rice (CEO of Neogence), Usman Haque (architect and director of Haque Design + Research and founder of Pachube), Adam Greenfield (Nokia’s head of design direction for service and […]

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