Archive for the “Thoughts” category

#Screenshake16

by Dries De Roeck on February 22, 2016

The past two days I spent quite some hours at Screenshake, the indie game gathering in Antwerp – organised by The House of Indie. Last year’s Screenshake was good already, but looking back at the 2016 edition – the organisation (…)

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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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Bye 15, hi 16.

by Dries De Roeck on January 6, 2016

Another year, another issue of the Bye Hi post (2015, 14, 13, 12). Overall, I have gone through some major changes – mostly related to the way I now think of my work and how I approach it. Perhaps for (…)

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We know the world is lost.

by Dries De Roeck on January 6, 2016

Out of all ‘2015 year ending’ posts, the closing paragraph in the tale of tales one stuck with me most. I can totally relate to this, and really look forward to their work in the days, months and weeks to (…)

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#thingsconAMS notes

by Dries De Roeck on December 5, 2015

Thingscon is turning out a very nice place for me to reflect on IoT in a non technical and business dominated mindset. I took some quick notes during the talks. Not intending to be coherent, but pointers that stuck with (…)

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Braided products and wickerwork.

by Dries De Roeck on November 24, 2015

Suppose that you’d put 10 knowledgable people in a room, chances are high they all have a different understanding of ‘the Internet of Things’. Someone working for a startup company will think totally different on this compared to someone working (…)

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Living with a GoodNightLamp

by Dries De Roeck on September 16, 2015

Ever since Alexandra announced the GoodNightLamp as something that was going to happen ‘for real’, I have been a #lampfan. Since the beginning of summer I’ve been living with an actual, functioning, GoodNightLamp and I wanted to share some insights (…)

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The work of tomorrow.

by Dries De Roeck on August 17, 2015

There are too many good quotes in this Medium answer by Esko Kilp on this post by Tim O’Reilly. I suggest that you just read the whole thing. Yes, platforms are the most modern iteration of the firm but the impact (…)

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The long tail of internet of things things #thingscon

by Dries De Roeck on May 11, 2015

During #thingscon 2015 I talked about meaningful connected products. I wrote about some central concepts of meaning on this blog before, but consolidated some of that thinking in a new model : the long tail of internet of things things. Note (…)

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Designers and Engineers

by Dries De Roeck on September 26, 2014

Excellently put by John Maeda. This statement has quite a lot of links to my earlier post. Exciting times. For designers, elegance equals empathy; for engineers, elegance equals efficiency. We need both. — John Maeda (@johnmaeda) September 26, 2014