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Designing trust

Friday, December 7, 11:00-13:00h

We like to talk and debate about designing technology in a responsible way these days. But what does designing a trustable system mean?

During this session we will zoom in on what it means to design a trustable, internet connected, product by creating several conversational systems in a low fidelity way.

We will endeavour in talking about what kinds of value a trustable system holds and which relationship patterns between man and machine need to be established during the design process.


Andrea Krajewski & Dries De Roeck

Andrea is an industrial designer, speaker and blogger. Since 25 years she is fascinated by the changing role of design in innovation processes. In 1994 she co-founded 360° – a design agency with an interdisciplinary approach, designing products at the border of digital and analogue media. In 2002 she was appointed as a professor for the Design of Interactive Media Systems at the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt. Here she established the interdisciplinary study course Interactive Media Design the UX-Lab and the THINGS-Lab – the current centres of her research. The contact to the ThingsCon-Team for her was like love at first sight.
She ist member of ThingsCon e.V. and hosts the ThingsCon Salon Darmstadt.

Dries is a designer, researcher and leads all things research at the creative agency Studio Dott (Belgium).
Most of the work he is involved in intertwines digital and physical elements. Overall, his interest lies in the way digital technology is being embedded in and used throughout the everyday life of people. He is the creator of the IoT strategy & ideation cards and the initiator of ideasofthings.eu.

Program Day 1

Our program on Thursday the 12th

Day 1 of Thingscon 2019 we will shape the future narratives of the responsible IoT and beyond together. You can dive deep with peers, thought leaders, innovators, and researchers from the ThingsCon community and beyond:

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Program Day 2

Our program on Friday the 13th

Day 2 of Thingscon 2019 is about the current state of the responsible IoT. You can get inspiration from thought leaders and practitioners from the field, get hands-on with the latest tools & insights and be part of the leading discours. To end Thingscon will present a State of the Responsible IoT in 2019:

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Tickets & info

12 / 13 December, Rotterdam | Get your tickets now!

Date and time

Thursday, 12 dec. 2019, 09:00 – 19:00 (CET)
Friday, 13 dec. 2019, 09:00 – 20:00 (CET)


Het Nieuwe Instituut
25 Museumpark, 3015 CB Rotterdam (map)


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Speakers & hosts

Our speakers & hosts

We are happy to announce our keynote speakers and hosts for sessions and workshops. These include:

Marleen Stikker
Tracy Rolling
Heather Wiltse
Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino
Klasien van de Zandschulp
Mirena Papadimitriou
Davide Gomba
Wouter Reeskamp

But wait, there are many more:

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