Archive for the “Concepts” category

Are we there yet?

by Dries De Roeck on July 28, 2017

A few weeks ago, my wife and I were preparing for our yearly drive to the Austrian mountains. I have been going to Austria since I was 9 years old, and have kept going back (to the same place) ever (…)

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Archivatr

by Dries De Roeck on January 16, 2016

I like to hold on to a lot of physical stuff. Postcards, birthday cards, the drawings my daughters make, magazines, etc. I take notes in a paper notebook. I love to write with a fountain pen. One major downside of all (…)

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Meaningful connected products

by Dries De Roeck on June 26, 2014

Over a period of a few weeks, I have been or will be giving a couple of talks on meaningful connected products (here, here and here). Although that the talks are all different, I wanted to introduce some of the (…)

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The internet of kids things

by Dries De Roeck on January 17, 2012

I’m organising a workshop for the product development students, where we will be working around the topic of internet of things & design for kids. A perfect platform to start working towards a second iteration of my research around technology (…)

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Chi*Sparks

by Dries De Roeck on July 4, 2011

During the last (hectic) week of June, I presented a short paper at the Chi*Sparks conference in Arnhem, The Netherlands. In this 10 minute talk  I tried to highlight the field that I’m defining my research, illustrating it with one (…)

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Snowtrails

by Dries De Roeck on December 6, 2010

An idea that has been making circles in my head popped up again during the past snowfall we had in Belgium. It struck me, again, that when walking through snow you are able to track walking behaviour and presence of people. In (…)

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Towards refinement!

by Dries De Roeck on June 21, 2010

Long time no write, I guess I’ve doing a lot of thinking in between 😉 Anyhow, I’ve mostly been trying to put some boundaries to the topic of the PhD. Based on the three zone stuff I wrote about earlier, (…)

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Three zones

by Dries De Roeck on January 12, 2010

Over the last months I’ve mostly been trying to put down some boundaries to the research topics I’d like to cover. This has been far from easy, mostly because I tend to get distracted from one focus zone quite quickly (…)

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