In a session on how humans will connect to the internet of things James will talk about why you won't use the next big thing and why designers of IoT experiences will need to check their egos at the door, as the most important innovations will be distributed, invisible, and will only be recognized when they don't work as intended.
James Haliburton is a co-founder and CEO of the strategic design consultancy Topp, headquartered in Malmö, Sweden. He has spent the past 10+ years leading design and innovation organisations. Previously, James was the Head of Innovation at TAT - The Astonishing Tribe (later acquired by BlackBerry), and taught physical computing courses with the Arduino team at Malmö University.
Since its inception in 2013, Topp has spearheaded significant systems-focused projects, including a revamp of the Tizen operating system for Samsung and future concepts for Saab (NEVS) electric vehicles. Topp is currently working on a design-driven development platform called Noodl, which puts connected objects and data in the hands of designers.