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Rotterdam 6 — 7 Dec It's time for a system reboot.

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.


ThingsCon is a 2 day event, packed with talks, workshops and other events.

Thu, Dec 6

Doors open 8:30h, opening 9:30h
9:45-10:30h: keynotes
10:45-12:45h: workshop round 1
13:00-15:00h: workshop round 2
15:15-17:15h: workshop round 3
17:30h keynote
18:00h pitches student hack challenge
19:00h drinks, award ceremony
Whole day: demos and more

Fri, Dec 7

Doors open 8:30h, opening 9:30h
9:45-10:45h: keynotes
11:00-13:00h: workshop round 4
14:00-17:30h: keynotes
17:30h: closing and drinks
Whole day: demos and more

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Date and time

thursday, 6 dec. 2018, 10:00 – friday, 7 dec. 2018, 20:00 (CET)


Bluecity 100 Maasboulevard, 3063 NS Rotterdam