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Tina Aspiala - New Things

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ThingsCon 2015, Amsterdam

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Tina Aspiala - New Things

  1. 1. New things Dispatches from a map of stuff
  2. 2. 192 Kickstarter projects 2% 9% 2% 81% 6% >1 year late Received ok Acts of God Stupidity/useless Scams
  3. 3. • Lied with no intention of delivering • Intended to deliver, then overwhelmed, fled • Personal tragedies/war/lied to by others • Delivered product barely functional POS • Took so long to deliver that better products now exist • Underestimated: • shipping • supply chain • costs • ease of manufacturing • Product not seamless enough for real life • Product nice in theory, meh in practice What can go wrong: Personal issues
  4. 4. • Lied with no intention of delivering • Intended to deliver, then overwhelmed, fled • Personal tragedies/war/lied to by others • Delivered product barely functional POS • Took so long to deliver that better products now exist • Underestimated: • shipping • supply chain • costs • ease of manufacturing • Product not seamless enough for real life • Product nice in theory, meh in practice What can go wrong: Manufacturing and planning issues
  5. 5. • Lied with no intention of delivering • Intended to deliver, then overwhelmed, fled • Personal tragedies/war/lied to by others • Delivered product barely functional POS • Took so long to deliver that better products now exist • Underestimated: • shipping • supply chain • costs • ease of manufacturing • Product not seamless enough for real life • Product nice in theory, meh in practice What can go wrong: Landfill design
  6. 6. Is it seamless? Does it earn its keep? Does it become a natural part of your life?
  7. 7. At least leave a back door open for reuse Kindle weather display hack by Matthew Petroff
  8. 8. “The possibilities are limitless”
  9. 9. The possibilities are limitless The only limit is your imagination!
  10. 10. Robot kit of endless possibility
  11. 11. More parts = more possibilities?
  12. 12. So many inputs!
  13. 13. Outputs displays LEDs lasers speakers vibration motors muscle wire relays heat color printing the web Light Sound Movement Other
  14. 14. Bleating, blinking attention-starved power-drained creatures
  15. 15. Barely explored everyone
  16. 16. Exploratory strategies
  17. 17. Wait for magic threshold of better ___________ are now so ______ that you can ________! projectors motors sensors ICs cameras voice APIs WIFI chips processors small cheap efficient fast sturdy powerful accurate stable ?
  18. 18. I find these interesting tiny projectors tiny spectrometerscheaper thermal cameras
  19. 19. + = Recombine existing parts + I can show all my friends frivolous discoveries at any time
  20. 20. Button + GSM + LEDs + IFTTT = bt.tn
  21. 21. Find new applications for old parts Cryoscope haptic weathervane by Robb Godshaw Click & whistle mobile voice control GravityLight
  22. 22. Develop new parts
  23. 23. Disney Research
  24. 24. Info displays not based on light #Flock by Berg Ugle by Voy
  25. 25. Bradley Tactile Watch by Eone
  26. 26. Info displays not based on light #Flock by Berg Ugle by Voy More human, tactile, polite Fewer ready-made engineering and code shortcuts available Cryoscope haptic weathervane by Robb Godshaw Click & whistle mobile voice control GravityLight
  27. 27. –Bret Victor, “The Humane Representation of Thought" “Humane is never a default…If you just ride the current wave of technology and let technology lead wherever it leads you, it’s going to lead you to a tighter and tighter cage.”
  28. 28. Tend to the areas beside the path
  29. 29. Thank you Tina Aspiala @spongefile

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