Cyberfrank avatar, the world after midnight, hopes and fears
Hopes – filtering
Fears – windows!
There are a lot of absurd things we do like conference calls and locked down IT infrastructure, how can you forcast if you don’t know what is coming next, people travel to their capital means of production but this has changed but we behave the same, the rules have changed and our behaviour is completely inappropriate. The future is now it changed 15 years ago.
If you make an environment real enough people can work together even if they are not in the same place, learning has to be collaborative it is all accessable, no point in teaching content teach frameworks, get people common alignment and bring people together online.
People extrapolate their formatting to everything you do, need to reformat, everything you are really good at everything already knows it too, learn framework environments.
Mike Bracken @MTBracken
The government digital programmes, thinking digital by default, flexable faster gov.uk saves money and provides better service. Fix publishing, transactions and go wholesale.
Build better services for users, user focused agile and iterative, quick alphas, betas, go live. Simple site for gov.uk users like it, can change it and all parts of Whitehall are on, other departments are coming and saves £50 million per year, government is very federated, large number of transactions like applying for passport or licence to be buried at sea.
Deliver 25 new transactions via common platforms and open standards eg. Identify, Publishing, Payment, Hosting, Appointments etc. Digital services have been closed or siloed, government procurement can be not very good experience.
Announcing a Digital Procurement Framework, getting right suppliers for agile/digital teams across government and work with open standards and supply government in a more meaningful way, use community of digital figures to work with government.
Need great local supply chains the best digital suppliers @GDSteam digital.cabinetoffice.gov.uk
Alex Reben areban.com blabdroid.com
Documentary shot by robots, artistic research things that make sense did things like phone that texts friends to tell them they don’t like them anymore!
Make robot friendly, people did odd things but did engage with people, art as experiment, drain ocoean with pump and music box using solar power
We put life into objects, but what happens when you put death into a machine like a countdown, people shared a lot with the robots, get more of these robots out in the world, looking to partner with to get view of humanity through the eyes of the robot, incorporate technology into life rarher than partition it.
Showing something that might be fake, is it real? Right Place, Right Time, everything fell apart they had to come home to run their family embroidery company after their Dad died. Access to breaking news everywhere in the world right now, how do you place yourself in the right place and the right time. Find the valuable tweeters who’s being retweeted a lot, eg Barack Obama tweet from AP was read by bots and closed Dow Jones but humans recognised it as a hack/fake those who understand the medium knew this, but those that don’t believe it. Storyful recognised content the cadence and ensure who person is it’s valid and true, look up location on google and person who recorded it and allow verification of story.
Wrong Place, Wrong Time asking people for content can put people in danger, how to look in the right place at the right time, look at signals and indicate where need to direct attention, be aglile, fly fast, react quickly.
Julian Treasure thesoundagency.com
Tech assumed to be ok for the ears, send > receive, 5db more noise makes it lot harder to concentrate, learn and sleep and cost of this can be many billions of euros, noise pollution is second only to air pollution in Europe. 1 day spent on sound by architects in 7 years of leaning and that’s about sound conduction between rooms not from outside.
Alter how things are received especially with learning, not the sending is where need to innovate, many spaces not designed for noise and noise sources looked at, put in good sound system not cheapest one. Danger, we are losing our listening, lack of patience in listening. NIHL from headphone abuse.
2 mins of silence once per day, 2. Listen to many sounds, 3. Sounds that are familiar, hidden choir in sounds. 4. Many places you can listen from active/passive, reductive/expansive, critical/empathetic 5. RASA receive appreciate summarise ask. Designed Soundscapes
Adrian Woodlard & Ian Forrester @adew @cubicgarden @bbc_connected @bbcrd
Apply the Gartner Hype Cycle, but there was no hype for Media City, connected devices and red button iPlayer based there. Perceptive media, how we used to tell stories, perceptive radio to chanve narrative. Open hardware and code.
Maggie Philbin –Teen Tech
Tommorow’s World, first person to take phone call on a train when loaned one from BT, if you were inspired by TW have obligation to inspire new generation. Learning how to code is more common, make sure young people have the right skills. There are a lot of job titles in IT industry, need to get kids knowing whaf it’s like to work in creative industry, app idea, take ides seriously have TeenTech awards to encourage them to collaborate on projects with companies
Accenture, northsourcing, north east forefront of first industrial revolution, another industry that has grown up is tech industry, creating north east forum to promote what we do in north east and grow our industry, need to get the skills agenda right. Have more startups than anywhere else outside of London, want it to be inclusive not exclusive.
Drew Purves – Microsoft Research
How take big data and apply, need to solve data with climate, should be able to go through big data at the speed of thought. Interactions between plants and animals, feedback and ecosystems in general. If you could simulate an ecosystem in computer would be useful to model. Specify ecosystem in the computer, pointless one upman ship can happen.
Ian Robertson – The Winner Effect
Mystery of Cichlid Fish. Power and Powerlessness, remember when you had power over another, when someone had power over you. Thinking errors and power, feeling when you were powerless makes you perform badly at tasks, high power makes one feel more abstract. There is the Winner Effect if a creature has a contest with a weakened opponent significantly increases chance against a stronger opponent.
Think of a boss who was changed by power, personalty changed by power.
Rob Wilson – Big Data
Big society of data, worked at Newcastle Uni, big data is a multi-faceted problem! Rhetoric and Reality, join in organisational aquarium, think about joining up the joining up. Open Data is about driving a transparent society, not short of data, are short of human attention, have to make sense of data, co-interpretation. Bring back human attention!
Value of moments, press record in your mind and pay attention to them, make most of experience don’t let tech corrode the experience itself, there is so much value in moments, create moments but need to capture of the value e.g dating and pay when it work they didn’t capture the experience the value there is the date, this is the point of value. Willing to pay for things if can see the value.
Company was acquired by Facebook, had a meeting and they mentioned this, their company was very successful, can either step back or take a deep breath, trust intuition and jump of that cliff. DEO design executive officer for Facebook now. Treat people equally, aesthetic masturbation. Designer CEO had a company by accident, someome who puts design at the centre of the company. GSD. Design is an active verb – change mindset about design and designers facilitate change, Focus on people – walking the talk, WE not ME eg. Cory Booker Mayor of Newark NJ, Champion Creative Culture and have fun! Iterate and Evolve be open to change be in constant state of evolution and change. Be yourself the authentic you and start right now!
View from Every angle, YouTube has democratised distribution of content and brought it to people and audiences which it otherwise wouldn’t be able to, share content.
Be responsive to a trend, how do you choose the trend, cross trending, drive crossovers and cross collaboration share videos together. Be able to connect with granular interests that mainstream methods can’t connect with. More sources could be professional or not, encourage participation, find the next big thing.
Jo & Tara
Minimally Invasive Teaching, MIE. Connection with students, do a news show they did a connector with other school and brings in a bit a rivalry. Real Messy Maths use MIE principles, another example home-made McDonalds, don’t tell them what they need to do, they need to figure it out. Crowd Sourcing or Mitra’s Granny Cloud, some digital stuff is not culturally neutral and also get feedback.
Won the 2013 TED prize of £1 million prize. A view into the future of schooling, groups of children can teach themselves how to use a computer, in a hole in wall scenario. They can do things by themselves in groups with computers and internet.
Get from zero to thirty percent success but need granny cloud to get that to fifty. Act or teacher not being there helps them.
Self organised learning zones by children for children keep adults away, and release a big question from the teacher, electicity and broadband should be free for children. School in the Cloud using their prize money for that
No its not Graham, Google Business Photos, Google Streetview visit Scotts Hut in Antartica or Great Barrier Reef. Do you need a Hand, Handycam. Next extension is Google Business Photos which is streetview inside buildings. Google+ is going to be huge for business need to sort out page there.
BBC Radio One are on there and the Whitehouse and soon the Harry Potter tour. North East 360
Mapping the world, from pizzas to portals. More maps used than before. Keeping maps up to date is a challenge. Not quite real time though, lot of tech to make make maps possible. Making a digital map of the world, can do different things. Maps are abstract, who are creating maps need to crowd source.
Visit every country in the world without flying, took four years to do it, hard to find ferries around carrebean, hard to get visas for African country, got arrested in Cape Verde and held for six days.
Saving Bletchley Park, the goto foundation. Over 10,000 people worked there and over half were women. Mention of Tommy Flowers! Documentally too, also she contacted Stephen Fry via Twitter got 8,000 hits in one day and was most retweeted person in world that day!
Savingbletchleypark.org, Dr Sue Black Carpool. Captain Jerry Roberts. Google helped too!
Aza Razkin VP Jawbone @aza
Design is the beauty of turning constraints into advantages. Sometimes need to re ask the problem can make hard problem easy, Or impossible problems doable.
Solving the wrong problem, Henry Kremer dream was people should be able to fly under their own power. The problem is we do not understand the problem, embrace failure and fail forward, design problem so you learn from failing. Constraints create creativity, finding the right box to think inside, things that rhyme are true.
Creative and ingenious solutions come from constraints, can lead to very different solutions. Communicate in 140 characters. Write memoir in six words, text only instagram. Instagram works because it is constrained by what you can do, Or snap chat that has messages that self destruct.
Perceptual Scope and Conceptual scope – do you see forest or the trees?
Obstacles change perceptual and conceptual scopes. Distribute medicine in coca cola crates and use empty space in it, take advantage of the constraint. Jawbone needs to fit into life, most important thing is to ask the right questions.
Constraints that can ask good questions, ones that help you fail forward.
Playing with trains while people fix the government shapeways.com 3D kit made a product in two weeks and only gets made when someone wanted one.
That midnight thing is happening again, many things get made and thrown away and never used, we have to mine landfill for materials. Fixed the Gov.uk website, scanner old narrow gauge engine, can see all the changes and old fashioned pull request. Fast turnaround of maintenance, make replacement parts for old machines from 3D scanned and printed components. Its not just about web, restore industry and engineering with technology. Need to open a 3D printing centre here!
Rob Bernard – Boeing
Thinking Analogue, let digital tools assist us in doing so, shouldn’t have to think digital, field of intelligence analysis is the poster child of analogue thinking. Search, Sort, Read, Discard, Analysis and create software to enable the analysis and look at people who do their jobs and bring in experienced people to help design the interface, represent analogue thinking into the digital realm. Understand problem before diving into solution, use every possible source of information, don’t ask same question twice, ask the best question possible, can choose tranliteraction options for names and choose right ones, be notified when something important is happening, share your knowledge with others. Boeing TAC resulted in stuff that was in news that was intelligence related. Many problems are analogue use digital tools to solve analogue problems.
Paint picture on thing that is being painted, no digital manipulation turning people into paintings. Create something that isn’t obviously what has been asked to be done, create shadows on the landscape. How to create a painting in space and even practiced on themselves.
Limitation of painting on objects is limited by the shape of the object, gain interest in shadows.
This is all there is. Feel helpless when something is needlessly complicated and not very intuitive, if it needs help/tutorial it isn’t simple, make it simple and straightforward. Common sense is a myth it doesn’t exist, we don’t understand a problem. Great design is about saying no to things and not saying yes, eg deciding not to take pin for ticket machine to speed up process, thought outside the screen. Think about user problems and needs and not your own.
Great design is your business plan, design thinking trickles down it can’t go up, people at the top need to get it. IDVD is video dragged on and hit burn button, design is not democratic and is not about pretty pictures.
Cannot separate technical and creative, make things, experience design, design and dev are not separate they are cyclical and iterative like assume, test, build and test back to assume for cycle.
The design vision is your route to get there, everything comes out of the vision everything needs to be filtered through that. Make things that empower people and give them good experiences, but find it hard when going to places with bad experiences. Make the whole widget, need to capture the whole experience, need to think about the whole process, hardware and software are the same process. Living in the age of experience not features, this is how things are differentiated, if we ignore expectations then this adds confusion, way things look tell you how it wants to be used. Use strong affordances, mistakes are awesome, don’t stop at good enough, have a culture of mediocrity.
Warning are not a design solution, and there is evil darkpatterns.org,, noticing things that don’t work is the first step to making things better, look at process make it better. Inside Out vs Outside In design, don’t make things better, make beautiful experiences, technology invisible and make it magical, the little details, empathy better friendly error messages, build things people fall in love with and enjoy. The little things matter, refect our own attention to details, we spend our time having experiences have responsibity to make their experiences delightful as this is all there is.
Ted on the Tyne. Extinction and de-extinction, a creature will be deliberately driven to extension something that is a huge worm, it has to be wound out over weeks to get rid of it, life is a digital phenomena. Revive and restore to bring back extinct species, a decade or two away is ability to do this, example the passenger pigeon, or The Great Auk.
Polymath, writes sci-fi, the impossible method. Do exciting things with life, respond to complex question with simple answer, like what are you going to do in the future. Asked to have extraordinary ability to predict future, useful for short term but not long term.
Assume things in nature that aren’t true in reality, need better set of rules to describe, networks and flows and dynamic interactions in complex systems. World is fundamentally knowable is a flawed thought as it is a continuously in flux, rich multi disciplinary view of reality is required. Speculation, Synergies and Synthesis.
Stop feeling helpless, stop short term thinking, stop overspecialisation, stop working solo, stop fixed goals. Start becoming impossible, start being passionate. Npossible.me
Have had anything that is so bad that had affected you, diagnosing cancer is expensive and inefficient, find a reliable detection method, using carbon nanotubes to support antibodies to detect proteins. 3c piece of paper to detect pancreatic cancer in less than 5 mins, if you switch out the antibody can detect a variety of diseases. Tricorder X prize, Nokia Sensing Challenge, don’t have to know can research it.