Headed back from co-chairing Interaction 16 in Helsinki, my head is still spinning with all the conversations, talks and experiences of the last week.
The UX community is great: Welcoming, inclusive, interested in a huge range of topics. It was like being adopted by a whole new family.
Ever since Sami Niemelä invited me to co-chair this gathering, one thing I’ve been particularly interested in was to see how the more emerging tech-focused topics we included in the program would resonate with this design-focused community.
Two things that have been keeping me busy for a while (and will continue to do so):
Building bridges with BoschSI
Together with Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino (Designswarm) I’ve been working with the good folks over at Bosch Software Innovations on building bridges between the company and the #iot, startup, designer, and developer communities. Focused around a conference, this is one of several projects to foster collaboration between the various scenes, actors and disciplines that make up the larger #iot ecosystem.
More on this soon.
Connected Home at Mozfest
In early November I’ll be headed to London for Mozfest for a few days of connected home fun. In a highly collaborative (and I daresay agile) fashion, Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, Marcel Schouwenaar & Harm van Beek and I will be taking over a space inside the Global Village, a series of spaces that explore all things “connected home/space” in its various facets.
For me this is a bit of a singularity event in that it combines a whole bunch of strands and projects I’ve been working on: