Just like your toe bone is connected to the foot bone, and the foot bone is connected to the heel bone (and so on, see: https://makingmulticulturalmusic.wordpress.com/2015/10/25/the-story-behind-the-dry-bones-song/ ) your iPhone is connected to your Jawbone, your Jawbone is connected to your cloud account, your cloud account is connected to your home's heater, your heater is connected to your light bulbs, etc. This is called the Internet of Things (IoT).
And the Internet of Things is the topic of the next edition of the Amsterdam UX Cocktail Hours, which will take place on Wednesday, November 30, 2016!
The Communication & Multimedia Design department of the Hogeschool van Amsterdam (the Applied University of Amsterdam) will host an evening where we will explore this much more tangible (O RLY?) internet. The evening will feature presentations by a few of the CMD students who are researching and designing IoT-based opportunities to keep an Amsterdam square clean & safe. Besides these, I hope to include at least one professional, practical application of IoT technology. And finally, I have also reached out to a few national and international IoT experts to share their views; it is no coincidence that the Cocktail Hour is held the evening before ThingsCon Amsterdam ( https://www.thingscon.nl/) takes place!
But of course there will also be time to socialize and network. Prepare to (re)connect with 75 UX students, freelancers, researchers, consultants, and in-house experts from across many industries.
You can RSVP from Tuesday, November 1, starting at noon.
For questions about this event or the UX Cocktail Hours in general, please contact me at [masked]
Peter Boersma | UX Strategist | [masked] | @pboersma