San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
We're happy to welcome Sjors Timmer this month to Cambridge. If interaction design for future cities interests you then this talk highlighting his time at the Urban Interaction Design Summer School should be a good introduction!
Event starts at 6.30 pm with nibbles and networking, talk begins at 7 and ends at 8.30 pm. After this we head to The Salisbury Arms that's about 3 minutes away for a round of drinks, courtesy of Red Gate.
About the talk
Why do we talk about the future in the singular, when at any moment in time there are many futures to consider? When we look at corporate visions of the future of our cities, we are shown a clear path towards the Smart City. But is that true?
In his talk, Sjors will discuss the Urban IxD project, which experimented with ways to break through the monolithic vision of the future city and create a much wider range of possible urban futures. He will show how their method of critical design and design fiction can be used to explore different futures.
About Sjors Timmer
Sjors Timmer is a freelance Interaction Designer. He is currently working at Zopa and has worked at the Ministry of Justice and with start-ups and agencies. He is actively involved in the design community, where he co-organised UX Camp London and UXDO, a series of practical workshops for designers. He has given a number of presentations on a broad range of design subjects for diverse audiences of professionals, including a presentation on hermeneutics for designers at UX Brighton and designing with time in mind at EuroIA. He has written for well-known blogs and has been featured in .Net magazine. He holds an MA in Digital Media from Goldsmiths, University of London.
We are grateful to Red Gate Software for sponsoring post-talk drinks (Salisbury Arms, 3 minutes' walk) and to Microsoft Research Cambridge for hosting the talk itself.
When & Where
Cambridge Usability Group
This talk is hosted by the Cambridge Usability Group, an informal group of people who share an interest in design and user experience.
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