The second day of EuroIA 2016 certainly hasn’t seen any slowing in momentum. 4 more workshops, 6 more talks, a keynote from Alanus von Radecki, and drinks at the Travelbird offices (kindly sponsored by Mailchimp and Travelbird). We also saw next year’s [extremely lovely] co-chairs announced ;)
Continuing the theme of ‘Connected Things amongst us’, I think it’s fair to say that yesterday saw a deeper, perhaps more challenging, and often more philosophical look at this area. Considering activity models, actor networks, and the the inevitable privacy and security issues that stem from more connected physical environments.
From Strategy to Structure (and Back Again)
Designing Elegant, Modular Systems
Kerstin Mehle & Victor Zwimpfer
Design Sprints at the BBC
Dan Ramsden, Cyrièle Piancastelli, Luisa Sousa & Rob Scott
Nadia illustrated this extremely packed workshop brilliantly in the this sketch-note:
Talks in the afternoon
We saw another six brilliant full length talks on:
Privacy as Default — Concept for Privacy of the Internet of Things
Designing for Data Tools that Talk to Sensors and Talk to People
The Object, the Actor and the Network
Thinking Beyond the Screen
How Do You Deal with Information Everywhere?
Learning From a Connected Africa
Rahel Anne Bailie
New co-chairs for 2017
Every year of EuroIA now sees three different co-chairs organise the conference, and yesterday these three (currently fresh-faced) characters were announced to organise EuroIA 2017. Koen, Sylvie and Konstantin will be a hard act to follow!
Keynote: Alanus von Radecki on smart cities
Alanus gave a really great introduction to the components and driving forces behind smart cities, and the often less-smart organisational structures that may prevent or slow us ever seeing this view of smart cities materialise.
Thanks to TravelBird for the excellent venue for last night’s drinks, and thanks also to MailChimp — who it’s now clear know how to make swag…