EuroIA
2016
Amsterdam
22-24 Sept.
EuroIA 2017 goes to Stockholm

 

Friday, 23 Sept. 14:55

The Object, the Actor and the Network

Stuart Curran

45 min. talk
Before diving excitedly into the world of connected products and IoT, it’s essential to first step back, and really understand what it is that connects us, and why. This talk will introduce you to the tools required to gain this understanding.

IoT
Connected world
Artificial intelligence

The challenge for information architecture in shaping the experience of connected things is underpinned by a more abstract but no less important challenge — the conceptual understanding of what connects us and why.

The success of user-centred design has place humans at the centre of our understanding when it comes to the experience of technology but will this work in a world increasingly dominated by non-human actors?

In this talk, I’ll attempt to explain why I believe that a further level of abstraction is necessary, one that informs the design of social objects and understanding of the contextual activity that enables their transmission through a network of both human and non-human actors.

This talk is for anyone interested in tools for thinking about complex problems and figuring out where to start in the face of uncertainty about human behaviour and evolving technology.

Session slides



Sketch by Nádia Ferreira

 

Stuart Curran

@stuartcurran

Stuart Curran is an experienced software design consultant with a background in information architecture, interaction design and user research. He currently works as a lead consultant for ThoughtWorks, a global technology company providing software design and delivery services.

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14:00 - 14:45
14:55 - 15:40
The Object, the Actor and the Network
Stuart Curran
Before diving excitedly into the world of connected products and IoT, it’s essential to first step back, and really understand what it is that connects us, and why. This talk will introduce you to the tools required to gain this understanding.
Thinking Beyond the Screen
Hany Rizk
Let’s think beyond the screen for a second and consider how we, as designers, can begin leveraging today’s ubiquitous technologies to come up with subtle, non-intrusive solutions for real world problems.
15:50 - 16:10
 

 

About EuroIA

EuroIA is the leading Information Architecture (IA) and User Experience (UX) conference for Europe.

EuroIA has travelled through Europe over the years: Brussels, Barcelona, Rome, Berlin, Paris, Prague... In 2016 we return to Amsterdam. Learn more about EuroIA.

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Welkom in Amsterdam

EuroIA returns to Amsterdam, the city that in 2008 hosted probably the most successful and definitely the most well-attended of all EuroIA conferences.

EuroIA 2016 takes place at The Renaissance Hotel, in the heart of Amsterdam, within walking distance of the Amsterdam central train station and Amsterdam's main highlights.

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