Archive for the “Thoughts” category

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

A neo-luddite internet of things

by Dries De Roeck on September 24, 2014

Over the last weeks I have been wondering what my (personal?) issue is related to all the internet of things, connected products, networked objects, etc… I see popping up allover the place. Very little connected products seem to be able to (…)

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Research framing

by Dries De Roeck on July 2, 2014

I had previously written about the outline of my thesis on this blog. Within this thesis, I plan/planned to have a couple of central references to frame the research done. For now, these have been divided in three ‘clusters’ which (…)

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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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Bye 13, hi 14

by Dries De Roeck on February 4, 2014

Last year I posted a list of things that I saw probable to happen in 2013 and reflected upon 2012. Time to revisit and add/change for the coming year; 2013, the year in which I thought I would: will make a working little (…)

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RE: Apps and community

by Dries De Roeck on February 3, 2014

In May 2012, I wrote a post which originated from my frustration about apps moving towards in-app purchases. Today, I noticed this tweet by @chrisoshea : "How In-app Purchases Has Destroyed The Industry" http://t.co/3awnNvRZA2 (how EA wrecked Dungeon Keeper) — Chris (…)

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Dear big data paradigm,

by Dries De Roeck on January 29, 2014

During my morning commute yesterday, I came across a tweet by Pantopicon’s Nik Baerten. Big question: how to benefit as individuals and open societies from big data without degrading to big brother or big beancounter? — Nik Baerten (@pantopinik) January (…)

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