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Big Data, Internet of Things, Wearables… tech trends we’ve been hearing about for quite some time now. So, what about them?

It’s fascinating how slow the broad adaptation of these trends are. The world of tech and innovation seem to experience an interface deficit. Simply put, we’ve got all the tech we could wish for but the interfaces, essential for creating meaningful experiences for humans are in many cases lacking.

To us this sounds like a major business opportunity, so we’ve invited some fabulous humans to help us figure out how to make technology meaningful to, well, humans.

Juliette Melton, The New York Times
Design researcher Juliette will reframe what we mean when we talk about data, and instead, consider: how do we learn at scale, in order to be more strategic?

Adam Pruden, Frog Design
Adam is a Senior Interaction Designer who will talk about how drones will soon be part of our everyday lives and one of the largest platforms for innovation.

Kati London, Microsoft Research
Kati will talk about opportunities and challenges in Internet of Things through examples that draw on humanizing data.

Kate Darling, MIT Media Lab
Expert in robot ethics (!) who is performing experiments on human-robot interaction, and where that relationship is going.

Nicholas Felton, Designer
In a session on storytelling Nicholas will talk about communication that become possible when photography and data visualization techniques are merged to tell complex stories.

Heather Barnett, Artist & researcher
Heather will talk about what we can learn from observing natural systems and how artists work with biological materials in interesting ways.

Laura Berman, Melon Headband
Laura will share her own experiences of designing wearables as well as her vision for how wearable technology will evolve over time.

Ida Tin, Clue
Clue Co-founder & CEO, Ida will talk about why female health and family planning is the hottest trend in health technology.

James Haliburton, Topp
James will talk about why you won’t use the next big thing and why designers of Internet of Things experiences will need to check their egos at the door.



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