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13 October 2015
Experientia report: Design for ageing gracefully

Design for Ageing Gracefully Rethinking Health and Wellness for the Elderly: Public Services Asian Insights & Design Innovation, DesignSingapore Council October 2015

29 September 2015
[Experientia book] Ethnography on elderly health and wellness

As we age, we increasingly depend on public services and the community for support. Well-designed public services can greatly affect the lives of the elderly and their experiences of healthcare. Experientia collaborated with DesignSingapore Council on understanding how the elderly interact with public services and how we can look towards improving their lives with design. […]

2 July 2015
Getting citizens involved in protecting fragile energy environments

A new project funded under the FP7 European Commission framework is getting citizens involved in testing new tools for reducing energy consumption during peak loads, in the hope that its pilot program will set the new state of the art for protecting locations with fragile electricity supplies. One of France’s most fragile regions The Provence-Alpes-Côte […]

5 May 2015
Experientia designer Dohun YuLuck Jang 유록 in Design 4 Disaster

Design 4 Disaster features an engaging illustrated safety manual for ship passengers, a personal project by Experientia designer Dohun YuLuck Jang 유록. After the Korean ferry accident last year, Yuluck (who is Korean) wanted to find a way to make safety manuals more interesting to read. He spent one year designing an interactive safety guide […]

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
31 January 2009
Dopplr designer Matt Jones on bionic noticing

Reporting on PSFK’s Good Ideas Salon yesterday in London, Guardian writer Jemima Kiss highlights the presentation by Dopplr designer Matt Jones: He sees mobile as something of a super power device and described something he calls “bionic noticing” – obsessively recording curious things he sees around him, driven by this multi-capable device in his pocket. […]

27 January 2009
Matt Jones on Dopplr’s new personal annual report for all its users

Peter Merholz of Adaptive Path asked Matt Jones, founder/lead designer of Dopplr, on the new ability for every Dopplr user to download a Personal Annual Report of their 2008 travels in pdf. “All of us at Dopplr are fascinated by the blur between the digital and the physical that it’s becoming easier and cheaper to […]

6 April 2008
A conversation with Dopplr’s Matt Jones

Matt Jones used to be director of user-experience design at Nokia. Now he is the co-founder of Dopplr, a social networking site for frequent travellers. Ryan Freitas of Adaptive Path recently had a long conversation with him that you can read a summary of on the Adaptive Path blog and in full on Freitas’ personal […]

23 June 2007
Matt Jones, former UX director at Nokia, now moving to BBC and Dopplr
27 February 2012
And the Oscar goes to: Interaction

[Guest post by Jan-Christoph Zoels, senior-partner of Experientia®] Avoiding one of the shortcomings of Oscar ceremonies, the international jury of the first Interaction design awards, selected a diverse range of winners from all over the world – from Ford’s smart speed gauge to a Dutch shopping application Ice Mobile to a Brazilian museums installation Interaction […]

22 December 2011
Five lessons from the best interaction designs of 2011

Frog’s Robert Fabricant breaks down the themes from the 2011 Interaction Design Awards. “Technologies like cheap sensors and cloud computing are increasingly being used to augment our daily lives in both magical and mundane ways. Everything we do is an app in the making (a million and counting). But in this environment we are also […]

24 November 2011
Demanding devices: design and the Internet of Things

On Tuesday 22 November, NESTA in London organised an event that looked at the challenges of designing for an Internet of Things. The speakers: pioneers Usman Haque, founder of Pachube, and Matt Jones, formerly at the BBC, Dopplr and Nokia, and now a principal at design agency BERG. Videos: – Part 1: Usman Haque (17:20) […]

23 September 2011
Reflections on the internet of things and yet another revolution

The internet of things and yet another revolution The “internet of things” is viewed as the next big thing, but when will it allow people to create their own stuff, asks Russell M Davies on the BBC website. “It’s a world where everything is smart – smart cities, smart grids, everything prefaced by smart. It’s […]

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”, […]

27 October 2009
Data mines and ideas of time

The boys at design consultancy BERG are prolific this week: Toiling in the data-mines: what data exploration feels like by Tom Armitage “There are several aspects to this post. Partly, it’s about what material explorations look like when performed with data. Partly, it’s about the role of code as a tool to explore data. We […]

26 September 2009
The city is a battlesuit for surviving the future

Matt Jones, design director at Berg in London, has published a piece in Future Metro which Bruce Sterling “would like to call ‘the greatest design-fiction writing I’ve ever seen,” but (a) it’s not about design, (b) it’s not fictional and (c) it’s not even writing.” “This piece,” Sterling says, “is doing the same futuristic thing […]

15 June 2009
From business to buttons

Interaction designers, business strategists and usability experts gathered last week in Malmö, Sweden for the third edition of the “From Business to Buttons” conference. Videos (alternate link) of the presentations are now online. A selection: The Zen of presentation design & delivery: Why it matters now more than ever Garr Reynolds, Associate Professor of Management, […]

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 […]

11 June 2009
Designing things that think they are services, and services that think they are things

Matt Jones, founder and former lead designer at Dopplr and also former director of UX design at Nokia, is now a principal designer at Schulze & Webb in London. He was also one of the speakers at the Frontiers of Interaction conference that took place on Tuesday in Rome, Italy. On this personal blog, he […]

30 April 2009
A selection of CHI2009 papers

Today I spent some time looking through the CHI 2009 papers. Here is a personal selection (and you need an ACM membership to access them): A comparative study of speech and dialed input voice interfaces in rural India Neil Patel, Sheetal Agarwal, Nitendra Rajput, Amit Nanavati, Paresh Dave, Tapan S. Parikh In this paper we […]

14 April 2009
Data as seductive material

Matt Jones (of Dopplr) gave a talk recently on seduction at the Sensing and Sensuality conference at the Umeå Institute of Design, Sweden. It’s all about seductive data visualisation. But as per usual, impossible to summarise. And as per usual, highly recommendable. Download talk

5 February 2009
RCA Design Interactions’ Tribal Futures project for Vodafone

Matt Jones writes about a short project he worked on last November with the students on the Design Interactions course at the RCA in collaboration with Vodafone’s User Experience group. The brief was deliberately wide and intended to steer us all from thinking about mobile phones. It was entitled “Tribal Futures”, and asked the group […]

31 January 2009
35 Picnic conference videos

On Vimeo you can find no less than 35 videos of the Picnic conference. They are great. My personal favourites (quite a few): Jim Stolze: The virtual happiness project “Virtual Happiness” is a research project that aims to provide insights on the relationship between internet usage and happiness. – Jim Stolze specializes in new thinking […]

11 November 2008
Two UX magazines for subscribers only

Two user experience magazines landed on my desk this week. They are available only to subscribers, both in print and online. But subscriptions are relatively cheap. User Experience is the quarterly magazine of the Usability Professionals’ Association (membership is a modest 100 USD) and its latest issue is devoted to usability in transportation. Here are […]

25 September 2008
Experientia’s Jan-Christoph Zoels at Picnic /1

Experientia’s senior partner Jan-Christoph Zoels is this week at the Picnic conference in Amsterdam and is sending regular updates. Here is his first one: Create the Future – Collaborative creativity is the guiding theme of Picnic, Amsterdam’s Cross Media Conference, now in its third year with a fascinating rooster of speakers, workshops and artistic events. […]

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