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  1. Great; things are connected, but what will they actually talk about?

    We take it for granted that smart and connected products will bring a benefit to our lives, but connecting is only the first step.

    To get away from the repetitive visions of the connected, efficient and sterile home of the future and to look for new and more human scenarios, we need to shift from designing internets to designing relationships of things.

    People have bias, stereotypes and cultural beliefs that they pass into the products that they design. Companies have business goals that they have to meet and rivalries with other competitors. If we take the point of view of a product in this scenario, how will its life change?

    New relationships and conversations will emerge between products with different goals or references and at the same time with people that will live with them.

    If we stop only drawing dotted lines between products, but we actually start looking at what relationship could emerge on that line, we will find ourselves exploring a new way of understating services and interactions with connected products.

    http://2013.dconstruct.org/conference/simone/

    Simone Rebaudengo hails from Turin, lived in Sweden for a while, and now spends most of his time in Munich where he works as an interaction designer with Frog Design.

    His fascination with the way that people and objects interact with each has led to some amazing work. Not content with exploring the Internet Of Things, he‘s experimenting with the Internet Of Things With Feelings. He paints an all-too-believable picture of how network-enabled objects might behave when they know how other objects on the network are being used. I, for one, welcome our neurotic robotic overlords.

    We invited Simone to come along and speak at our other conference, UX London, and it was a smash hit. I remember thinking, “Oh man, this is perfect for this year’s dConstruct!”

    You’re going to love him.

    You can see Simone’s work at simonerebaudengo.com and you should really check out his Tumblr blog, Designed Addictions.

    —Huffduffed by 40thieves 6 months ago

  2. Materialising and Dematerialising A Web of Data. (Or What We’ve Learned From Printing The Internet Out) — dConstruct Audio Archive

    A couple of years back Tom Coates talked at dConstruct about ’Designing For A Web of Data’, about the idea that your data, the bits that represent you and are useful or interesting to you on the web, are escaping the confines of particular websites and are getting smeared around the web through services and APIs and widgets and myriad other things. (I hope I’m paraphrasing him fairly.) And then, last year, Matts Jones and Biddulph took that on more and talked about ’Designing For The Coral Reef’ and about how they were spreading Dopplr via that web of data, and onto devices, and asynchronous infrastructures and distributed interwoven systems, and slippy maps and geography, and there was a rubber duck in there somewhere as well.

    http://archive.dconstruct.org/hardware/materialising

    —Huffduffed by 40thieves 2 years ago

  3. The Experience Stack — dConstruct Audio Archive

    Here are two ways of looking at a television: a TV is a display surface in my home which can show video which is broadcast or kept on storage media. And then: television is a friend who starts conversations between me and other people.

    http://archive.dconstruct.org/hardware/experiencestack

    —Huffduffed by 40thieves 2 years ago

  4. Reality Is Plenty — dConstruct Audio Archive

    Lately, Augmented Reality (AR) has come to stand for the highest and deepest form of synthesis between the digital and physical worlds. Slavin will outline an argument for rethinking what really augments reality and what the benefits are, as well as the costs.

    http://archive.dconstruct.org/2011/realityisplenty

    —Huffduffed by 40thieves 2 years ago

  5. Outriders (15th Feb 2011): Histories, stories and current tales

    This week Jamillah is joined by Andrew Back and Chris Vallance covering open source hardware, worlds created online, marathons and eating well

    Huffduffed from http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/pods

    —Huffduffed by 40thieves 3 years ago