Archive for the “Experiment” 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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Dear supermarket, part 2.

by Dries De Roeck on February 1, 2017

Remember that time I requested my personal data collected by my supermarket? I think I owe society an update, since the whole story ended rather positively compared to what the previous post might suggest. Tl;dr After sending a registered letter (…)

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Dear supermarket, part 1.

by Dries De Roeck on June 29, 2016

In a previous post, I talked about my endeavours through the ehealth data portal of the Belgian government. Somewhat related is another journey I recently started, during which my end goal is to consult the data my favourite supermarket collects (…)

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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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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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On meaning and connected xmas lights

by Dries De Roeck on January 7, 2015

Over the past couple of months, I have done some talking and thinking on how digitally connected products can be designed with meaning. The problem I framed in previous writings comes down to the fact that a lot of ‘internet (…)

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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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Generative logo hype, I join!

by Dries De Roeck on April 13, 2011

I’ve been looking at generative logo’s for some time, the first one I ever came across was the Casa da Música logo by Sagmeister. More recently the MIT Media Lab launched their generative identity, and other well known organisations like TATE (…)

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Forging scaffolding : how the re-rise of diy and design practice can aid each other in a pervasive computing world.

by Dries De Roeck on December 3, 2010

A couple of weeks ago I wrote together some text whilst trying to crystallize a focus for the PhD topic and activities. Based on feedback from my supervisors and other people, I’m already working on a next version of this, (…)

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MacJournal

by Dries De Roeck on March 10, 2010

Trying out MacJournal after the past macheist!