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18 Apr


The Good Home: Hospitality, privacy & openness in the connected home

April 18, 2016 | By |

Note: This post is cross-posted from

At Fuori Salone Milan, The Good Home and Casa Jasmina teamed up for a shared workshop around hospitylity, privacy & openness in the connected home.

Workshop: Designing for Hospitality, Privacy & Openness

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06 Mar


Interaction 16 is a wrap

March 6, 2016 | By |

Interaction 16 opening session, photo by MJ Broadbent Interaction 16 kickoff. (Photo by MJ Broadbent)

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.

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08 Oct


Work updates: New work with Bosch & a day of workshops at Mozfest

October 8, 2015 | By |

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:

Working closely with these fine people is the best thing ever. To say I’m very much looking forward to these few days would be an understatement.

13 Aug


Foo Camp takeaways 2015

August 13, 2015 | By |

I came back from a whirlwind trip to Foo Camp just last week. Now that the dust has settled, with a bit of distance, it’s time to look back and take a first look at what resonated most…

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26 Jun


Interaction16: Call for proposals & first keynotes

June 26, 2015 | By |

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Good news – lots happening on the path to Interaction16, IxDA’s annual global gathering that we’ll be hosting in Helsinki next year.

First of all, we just officially announce the first two keynote speakers, and I couldn’t be more happy (and humbled).

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25 Jun


SolidCon notes (part 2)

June 25, 2015 | By |

SolidCon 2015, day 2.

Below, for future reference and largely unsorted & unedited, some notes & links. This is the quick & dirty version, I’m paraphrasing roughly, proceed at your own risk.

(Notes from day 1.)

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25 Jun


SolidCon notes (part 1)

June 25, 2015 | By |

It’s been great to catch up to all the folks in the field in one place, and to check up on what’s going on in San Francisco.

Below, for future reference and largely unsorted & unedited, some notes & links. This is the quick & dirty version, I’m paraphrasing roughly and hope I’m not misrepresenting. Proceed at your own risk.

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