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IoT enhanced intangible game design

Thursday, December 6, 13:00-15:00h

Get ready for a fun and active workshop! During this session we will explore the intricacies of inventing simple intangible games (games with no equipment), followed by concepts augmenting that experience with connected technology. You’ll walk away having exercised the part of your brain to better understand gesture/movement design, social design, and design of simple game mechanics.


Ko Nakatsu

Ko is a Seattle-based designer and teacher. His life’s devotion is the study and practice of designing across mediums. He has been a vehicle concept designer at Nissan, entrepreneur-in-residence at Samsung, designer of virtual classrooms at Blackboard, associate professor of IoT/AR design at Academy of Art, and a co-founder of a client-participatory consultancy, Potluck, working with Adidas, Young Guru, and other trend-setters. He currently leads a design team at Amazon.

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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

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