We're absolutely delighted to announce our second event, an immersive workshop exploring one of the most widely debated benefits of blockchain - decentralized identity management. Facilitated by the Design Informatics team from The University of Edinburgh, this is a unique opportunity to learn about blockchain, experience how it works in practice and participate in a lively discussion.
Due to the immersive nature of the event, spaces are very limited. Please only sign-up if you can make it and let us know at the earliest opportunity if you can't. Attendees will be refunded their registration fee (minus PayPal fees) on the day of the event
About the Facilitators:
The Centre for Design Informatics is an interdisciplinary research group where we design systems for better human data interaction, in diverse settings such as health, culture, mobility and finance. We explore design from, with, and by data, and have been working on projects related to FinTech and blockchains since 2015. We’re currently working on the government funded project ‘OxChain’ – to explore the opportunities and implications of blockchain technologies in the context of international development and charitable organisations, partnering with Oxfam, and Volunteer Scotland. We exhibit, publish and present our work at a number of national and academic venues, available through the links below.
About our wonderful sponsors:
This special event is sponsored by Modern Human, an award-winning, multidisciplinary design practice and innovation consultancy.
Modern Human works at the intersection of design, behavioural science, technology and business to imagine new products, services, & experiences that improve modern life. Their work includes connected home appliances that make you a better cook; financial services for the way you really manage your money; products that help doctors save lives in the NHS; and physical environments inside retail stores, libraries, museums and call centres.
Modern Human was founded on the philosophy we should all be enriched, empowered and liberated by the technology available to us. Blockchain is one of the next generation of technology with exponential power to transform the direction of humanity. Modern Human believes it's vital for designers to contribute to conversations about the human implications of these technologies.
Please make sure to arrive promptly at 18:00 in order to make sure we can provide a full-briefing for the workshop. Partial attendance is not recommended.
We will have food and drink available for all participants so do let us know if you have any intolerances or allergies we should be aware of.