Humanity > Technology

2020 heralds a time of humanity being recognized as being more important than technology. This might sound ridiculous, or, at the very least, obvious, but it hasn’t been. Technology has been the hot topic for many, many years now and…

A How-To Guide for Companies

Welcome to 2020! As we enter a new decade (!) I want to take the knowledge I’ve gained in the last decade and really understand the main takeaways. Try to think of where you were, 10 years ago. I had…

Car key

After having done a whirlwind circuit in the beginning of June, visiting Jewellery of Tomorrow, Respond Festival and Folkemødet and presenting some design guidelines for Designing for Meaningfulness, a question kept arising, “Does every device have to be meaningful?” –…

3 Take-Aways for Designing for Meaningfulness

In this post, I’m defining the three take aways which I present in my dissertation for Designing for Meaningfulness – Chapter 9, and available here, in much more eloquent language. This is alongside the 6 Mechanics of Meaningfulness (the value…

Meaningfulness in Welfare Technology

In this post, I’m sharing the work I’ve done with meaningfulness in welfare technology, exploring and evaluating meaningfulness with companies, and creating an industry report and a CHI paper, as well as a case study for my PhD. Welfare Technology…

Offline?

It has been a minute since I last published a blog post. In the meantime, I’ve been writing this little thing called my PhD. Designing for Meaningfulness is now complete and ready to be sent to a PhD Committee for…

The Plant Orchestra

The common house plant is usually a decoration, something to add a little green to your environment. Perhaps, if you’re ambitious and don’t kill everything like I do, you even have a kitchen garden with herbs and chilis. Or, like…

#Sketching18

This top image is called “Dreamer” It’s PCB Art, and it was my favourite slide from the conference, presented by Chad Vavra. Learn more about this image, and the artist who created it, here: https://www.boldport.com/products/dreamer/ Last year, I wrote about my…

Meaningful Devices? Part II

As I write this I am sitting in one of the most incredible places, the Embassy Network in San Francisco. It’s a co-living space which is home to long or short term guests all of whom have revolutionary ideas, practices…

Meaningful Devices? PART I

PART I: To keep you hooked, and me on track with writing other things I should be writing, this will be a 3 part series. Welcome to PART I! Inspired by a conversation with Anna Vallgårda early in 2017, this post…