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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 […]

4 September 2007
People regularly featured on this blog

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 […]

2 July 2007
Recent stories on the Turin 2008 World Design Capital website
19 April 2007
Experientia contributes to Torino 2008

The new website of Torino 2008 World Design Capital contains an editorial section, managed by Experientia partner Mark Vanderbeeken, with interviews, profiles of design centres, essays and some commented articles from the international press that together provide an international window on Torino 2008. The monthly interview series features a number of thought-provoking conversations with leading […]

19 April 2007
Torino 2008 World Design Capital launches Torino GEODESIGN

Yesterday I went to a press conference by Torino 2008 World Design Capital at the Milan Design Fair which presented TORINO GEODESIGN. TORINO GEODESIGN (described in more detail in this Core77 article) is an international competition which will bring designers from all over the world to collaborate with communities and businesses in Piedmont. It will […]

24 February 2007
Sacred tech [Business Week]

When I met Ranjit Makkuni now over five years ago at the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea, I became immediately mesmerised by his approach to technology and culture and the work he has been doing. This has only grown since. Makkuni is not only building bridges between technology and traditional, spiritual cultures, but also creating new […]

2 December 2006
Interaction-Ivrea legacy is getting lost
9 September 2005
Sacred World Foundation

The Sacred World Foundation was founded several years ago by Ranjit Makkuni, a visionary and designer and a former leading researcher at Xerox PARC. It is a state of the art research and design think tank, located in New Delhi, India, whose projects are exploring innovation created by building bridges between techno and traditional cultures. […]

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