ThingsCon Salon - Make your home work for you

In this ThingsCon Salon, consisting of a workshop and Meetup, together with thingsCon Amsterdam and VanBerlo we'll dive into the use of sensors and IoT in a smart home.

17 May
May 17, 2018
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
VanBerlo, Zwaanstraat 31A, Eindhoven
Reserveer gratis

Sensors will be everywhere, also in your home: as part of smart devices and appliances, fixed to your home or brought in by yourself. Connected and smart will be the default.

This brings new opportunities for products and services, but also comes with new challenges. How to have the sensors work for you, and not for vendors of the appliances? Design choices play a big part here, and really understanding the sensors is both inspiring and necessary to make the best products.

May 17th: ThingsCon Salon - Make your home work for you

In this Salon we dive deep in both understanding sensing and understanding the consequences for design. VPRO Medialab chose IoT (internet of things) in the home and its effects on media and our behaviour as our theme of research in 2018. As part of this research project, VPRO Medialab teams up with ThingsCon Amsterdam and VanBerlo to work together on this Salon. ThingsCon Amsterdam is the Dutch chapter of Europe’s leading conference about the future of hardware, connected devices and Internet of Things. Also, we are happy to be guest at VanBerlo in Eindhoven, one of the leading product design agencies in the Netherlands.

The Salon consists of two parts: a workshop and a Meetup.

16:00 – 18:00: Workshop

The workshop starts at 16:00. During the workshop by the VanBerlo team, we will create concepts for intelligent systems in the kitchen that help improve our daily routines. You’ll then get to pitch your concept during the Meetup event that will be held in the evening. 
You do not need to have deep technical knowledge, curiosity for the inner working for sensing products will be met. 

The workshop ends at 18:00. Dinner and drinks are provided by VPRO Medialab. There is room for 20 participants. Want to join this workshop? Secure your free spot here.

19:00 – 22:00: Meetup

At 19:00 the Meetup starts. We have invited speakers that will cover different aspects of the design for the smart home that works for you.

  • 19.30 Opening
    By Iskander Smit (ThingsCon) & Annelies Termeer (VPRO Medialab)
  • 19:40 Talk
    Speaker will be announced soon. 
  • 20:00 Workshop impressions 
    We will share the workshop learnings in short in this Meetup.
  • 20:20 Talk by Koen Beljaars, UX Designer, and Pim van der Meer, Design Engineer

    As we are welcoming ever more digital technology into our homes and daily lives, the need for intuitive and meaningful interaction with this technology is increasing. We need to move from digital technologies that battle for our attention, to meaningful products and systems that integrate seamlessly into our daily lives.
    VanBerlo invited two speakers to share their way of thinking during the design and development of new products and systems to help achieve this shift. They will also show you how this method has been applied in one of their latest cases.

  • 20:40 Pitches from the Sensor Thinkathon
    During the day teams of Design Academy students, VPRO storytellers and other creatives explore the storytelling potential of the sensing home. Can you use sensors in media, in telling stories and engaging audiences in innovative ways? The teams will give short presentations on their future visions.

  • 21:00 Talk
    Speaker will be announced soon.
  • 21:20 Round up and drinks.

Want to join this Meetup? Register here for free.