Our experience

Our work is split in thirds:

  • 1 third speaking at international events around the topic of the internet of things.
  • 1 third with our clients
  • 1 third on self-initiated projects.

 

Here’s a list of what we’ve worked on since 2006. Get in touch if you think you might want to work with us!

2017

  • Writing a book on smart homes for Apress. (out in 2018)
  • Leading an international community-led effort to build a certification mark for the internet of things.
  • Working on a 4G/LTE version of the Good Night Lamp for the US market. We’ve designed and commercialised a set of connected lamps for global families.
  • Produced a report on the possible impact of the internet of things for a US insurance company.
  • Technical & business assessment for UK & European funding programs.
  • We ran a  3 day intense practical internet of things manufacturing workshop in Berlin & Norway.

2016

  • We were a mentor-in-residence at the Startupbootcamp IoT Connected Devices accelerator for the Winter 2016-17 cohort.
  • Collaborated with The Waving Cat & Stefanie Prosavec to produce  a global analysis of the smart city landscape for Nominet R&D. This includes a publicly accessible database of all the projects we found and a visualisation of the findings.
  • Was Innovator-at-large for Wintec Innovate, an industry-facing research facility at the Waikato Institute of Technology in New Zealand focused on agricultural technologies.
  • Organised and coordinated  a workshop capturing design processes of #iot startups with Studio Dott.
  • Designed and collaborated with Phil Gyford to build an MVP of a local food producer mapping service Made Near You.
  • Produced a report on the possible impact of the internet of things for a US industrial company and an international fast moving goods company.
  • Curated Bosch’s first internet of things developer event in Berlin

2015

  • Produced a report for  BBC North Lab exploring the perceived future value of the internet of things and the readiness of the business across the whole of the BBC. This report was shaped on 15 interviews from multiple stakeholders in the business.
  • Shipped the first batch of Good Night Lamp to customers around Europe.
  • Contributed to policy recommendation papers by the Worshipful Society of Information Technologists and the British Computing Society.
  • Started The Good Home, an events-driven collaborative exploration of the future of home living.

2014

  • Worked with Nominet R&D on trend reports on the internet of things and is applications in education, farming and smart cities.
  • Acted as dissemination parter for the Eyehub project, a UK funded internet of things project.
  • Developed Know Cards with Tina Aspiala, a set of cards to help you explore the internet of things. You can buy them now.

2013

  • Researched the landscape of UK internet of things startups and their requirements for the Digital Catapult to help shape its services around that space.
  • Contributed to a white paper on the internet of things for the Digital Policy Alliance.
  • Contributed to a white paper on cyber security by Chatham House.
  • Curated and ran a Christmas internet of things pop-up shop in our office in East London .
  • Production of the second Mozilla Festival (1000 people attending).

2012

  • Start of development of the Good Night Lamp.
  • Production of the first London Mozilla Festival (800 people attending)

2011

  • Designed scarves for single people no matter what their sexual preference. Worked with a fashion design to make a series of prototypes.
  • Project management & logistics for smart Christmas 3D printed product FRSTEE
  • Identity design for Historytag an identity system for Huit, a Wales-based jeans company.
  • Project management of exploratory project with Nokia Advanced Labs team in Los Angeles. This led to physical prototypes being made and videos produced.
  • Started running the London Internet of Things Meetup. It’s now the second largest meetup in the world around the topic.

2010

  • Developed Homesense a pan-European open innovation project to explore bottom-up smart homes in collaboration with EDF R&D. The creative-commons licensed output included a blog and hardware tools which are part of the permanent collection of New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMa).
  • Overseeing the electronics design and Chinese manufacturing support for the first Current Cost Bridge a home energy display that posted data to Google Powermeter (2009-10)
  • Acted as dissemination partner for Lirec, an EU funded project on social robots.

2009

  • Overseeing the manufacturing of the Big Red Button for Russell Davies which part of the permanent collection of New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMa).
  • Overseeing the build of next generation screen experiences for the BBC’s North Lab team. This included building 3 prototypes & video documentation.

2008

  • Design of three workshops with EDF R&D to get their teams to explore new home energy management experiences. The workshop lasted 1 week each and outputs varied from physical prototypes, UX wireframes, mobile/tablet app demos, videos and websites.
  • Overseeing the build of interactive installations for a range of marketing campaigns for brands such as Sony Bravia, Nokia, Wired, National Geographic and others.
  • Overseeing the build of a smart picture frame for David Hockney’s paintings for the Evening Standard Editor’s office.

2007

  • Became CEO of Tinker London, the first UK distributor of the Arduino.
  • Ran public and corporate Arduino workshops until 2010.

2006

  • Worked at Blast Radius Amsterdam as a service design intern.

2005

 

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