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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
International woman of blogs Régine Debatty does a balancing act between art and technology. Over the past 18 months, 34-year-old Ms. Debatty has written about robots, digital information security, nanotechnology, technology for women, and about many such intersections of society, art, and technology on her blog we-make-money-not-art. Ms. Debatty’s writing reaches millions, if you add […]
Régine Debatty who runs the very successful cult blog we make money not art just launched no garlic please, a new blog on what’s beautiful or interesting in Europe, starting this week with a special on 100%design London. The blog has big images and short texts. A blogroll and other features will come.
“La Signora dei Blog!” is the title of Lele Dainesi‘s introduction to his interview with Régine Debatty, author of the cult blog we-make-money-not-art.com (which has been a favourite link on this blog pretty much from its beginning and was recently listed by Feedster as one of the 75 most popular blogs). Lele Dainesi is in […]
After the project, the collaborative website, the game, now also the booklet. KashKlash is an open forum and web project focusing on alternative economies in a post-money future. What will such a world look like? How will the concept of value be measured? What concepts will shape the formal and informal economies? Bright thinkers from […]
We just came back from the LIFT conference and have lots to blog about. Our LIFT experience started off with the KashKlash game, an action-packed workshop that explored alternative methods of exchange [and I helped prepare]. The focus was on a possible future ecosystem – in a new world where today’s aging, less useful and […]
Experientia, in collaboration with the Vodafone User Experience team, is running two workshops on 25 February at the upcoming LIFT conference to present the results of two recent projects and explore their impact. KashKlash: exchanging the future Join us for a workshop to explore alternative methods of exchange. The focus is on a possible future […]
Bruce Sterling looked at the KashKlash questionnaire results and condensed it all into four narrative future scenarios. An excerpt from the last one: But then his son — who had gone into “cloud design,” God help him — started referring to bricks as “brixels.” A brick house was a byword for solidity. “Solid as a […]
“How can you rob a bank in a world without money?” wonders science fiction writer Bruce Sterling, one of the collaborators of the new foresight project KashKlash. KashKlash is a lively platform where you can debate future scenarios for economic and cultural exchange. Beyond today’s financial turmoil, what new systems might appear? Global/local, tangible/intangible, digital/physical? […]
PSFK is a global trends and innovation company that also organises conferences in various parts of the world. Videos of over forty presentations at these conferences are now online. My ten highlights: Allan Chochinov on the Dumbest Smartest Design Problem At the PSFK Conference New York 2008, Allan Chochinov (Core77) gives an object lesson in […]
Most of the presentations of the recent Interaction 08 conference are now online. Here they are in alphabetical order of the speaker’s last name: Cinematic Interaction Design, Sarah Allen, Laszlo Systems (synopsis) Concept Ideation and IxD, Gretchen Anderson, Lunar (synopsis) Experience Design, Convergence + The Digital Agency, David Armano, Critical Mass (synopsis) Effective Prototyping Methods, Jonathan […]
A conversation between the authors Adam Greenfield and Mark Shepard provides an overview of the key issues, historical precedents, and contemporary approaches to designing situated technologies and inhabiting cities populated by them. “The Situated Technologies Pamphlet series explores the implications of ubiquitous computing for architecture and urbanism: How is our experience of the city and […]
In alphabetical order: A Marko Ahtisaari Ken Anderson B Nik Baerten Genevieve Bell Chris Bernard Tim Berners-Lee Ralf Beuker Nina Boesch Danah Boyd Stefana Broadbent Tyler Brûlé Bill Buxton C Jan Chipchase Hilary Cottam Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Alistair Curtis D Uday Dandavate Liz Danzico Regine Debatty Paul Dourish E Jyri Engeström Richard Eisermann G Jesse James […]