As the internet of things is gaining traction, it is becoming increasingly important to question how this primarily technological evolution can be approached from a human point of view. How can a world in which everyday products are interconnected be actually meaningful for people? It will probably not be by changing the colour of a living room lamp depending on the weather outside, or having to use an app to switch on the radio someone is standing next to. The central topic throughout the Humans & Things event will be how the internet of things can be approached in a more humane way. Doing so we hope to endeavour in a constructive dialogue regarding this topic.
In close collaboration with CHI Belgium (http://www.chibelgium.be) (the Belgian chapter of SigCHI) and the DIOTTO (http://www.diotto.be) project (Studio Dott. (http://www.studiodott.be), Sensolus (http://www.sensolus.com) and Waylay (http://www.waylay.io)) we are pleased to present the following lineup of speakers;
• Alexandra Deschamps Sonsino (Designswarm (http://designswarm.com/), Good Night Lamp (http://goodnightlamp.com/))
• Louisa Heinrich (Superhuman (http://weareallsuperhuman.com/))
• Marcel Schouwenaar (The Incredible Machine (http://the-incredible-machine.com/))
• Jan Belon (Afdeling Buitengewone Zaken (http://www.afdelingbuitengewonezaken.nl/))
• Anneris Tiete (Beyond.io (http://www.beyond.io))
Made possible by:
CHI Belgium (http://www.chibelgium.be) : The Belgian chapter of SigCHI (special interest group for computer human interaction)
DIOTTO (http://www.diotto.be) : Collaboration between Studio Dott., Sensolus and Waylay. The DIOTTO project explores context driven internet of things products for the ageing population. DIOTTO is part of AIPA (http://www.zorgproeftuinen.be/en/en/platforms/aipa-ageing-place-aalst) - a care living lab initiative of the Flemish government.
This is a free event. Places are limited, if you are not able to make it after all - we kindly ask you to free up your space for any people that might be on the waiting list.