ThingsCon Salon: Listening Things: During the ‘STRP Festival: The Art of Listening’, this ThingsCon Salon invites you to join us in considering how the rapid proliferation of smart home technology is revolutionising the way we interact with our homes and our lives. However, as this technology continues to penetrate our personal spaces, it is also critical to comprehend the implications of its use and the accompanying ethical, privacy, and trust concerns.
With presentations and discussion, we will delve into the complexities of responsible ‘SmartHome’ design as it relates to interoperability, inference, and their overall impact. We will take a deep dive into emerging advancements in the way devices interact with one another and how systems draw insights from the data they gather and consume. Additionally, we will examine both the advantages and challenges of inviting such ‘listening’ devices and systems into our homes and consider how this may already be re-defining the boundaries of privacy and trust.
Join this discussion on the potential and possibilities of Smart Home solutions and on the implications for responsible IoT design.
18.30 Doors open
19:00 – 19:20 Introduction
By Iskander Smit and Lorna Goulden (ThingsCon)
19:20 – 20:30 Presentations
Elif Ozcan Vieira (associate professor TU Delft), on researching the future of product-user interactions in complex environments through audible, visual and haptic information design.
Bob Corporaal (design principal Clever°Franke) will talk about the design explorations visualising the feel of the smart home.
Joep Frens (assistant professor at TU/e, Future Everday group. He will share learnings on interactions in the smart home from applying the IoT sandbox by students through the years).
20:30 – 21:00 Panel and interactive discussion
21.00 – 21:30 Drinks and networking