The next Google Firestarters event is happening next week on Tues 15th at 6.15pm, at Google HQ in London. We're theming the event around 'Designing for the Future', and considering how we design for a world filled with sensors, connected devices, wearables and embedded internet. The only thing we can say for sure is that in many ways it will be a very different world to that which we know now. Or will it? What happens when almost every product becomes digitised and has a communications channel built right in? How should we design customer experiences for this world?
To help us address these excellent questions, we have three amazing provocations from three of the best future thinkers in the UK.
Anab Jain (above) is a TED Fellow and the founder of Superflux, the future-facing design consultancy working with businesses, think-tanks and research organisations such as Sony, BBC, Nokia, NHS, Design Council, and Forum for the Future.
Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino (below) is an interaction designer, product designer, entrepreneur & speaker, and one of the key thought leaders on Internet of Things. She runs the London Internet of Things meet ups, has worked in this area with clients like EDF, BT and British Gas, and also made the Good Night Lamp.
As usual it's invite only but I have a few guest passes to give away to readers of this blog. If you'd like one, please let me know in the comments or drop me a note.