Design in Action

Lead Research Organisation: University of Dundee
Department Name: Art and Design Office

Abstract

Knowledge Exchange Hub Design In Action (KEH DIA) is a national network of organisations (academia and industry,) committed to working in effective collaborations, through the ethos of knowledge exchange to deliver a working model of multi-sector participation that meets the requirements for products, processes and services designed for the demands of tomorrows users. It will build economic capability through design-led innovation to ensure that Scotland can maximise its capacity to operate effectively and meet the imperatives of building new economies for future world markets.

The aims of KEH DIA are to:
Engage design and mobilise entrepreneurial capacity in five key sectors of food, sport, ICT, rural economies and wellbeing
Develop a knowledge exchange model for innovation
Develop a collaborative partnership model for Scotland that builds upon existing public support mechanisms
Understand opportunities for growth in international markets
Develop hard and soft metrics for the creative economy

KEH DIA offers a genuine alternative to the existing approach to knowledge exchange, which is project-based and demand-led. It currently occurs in isolation and when the need for it has been identified. The KEH DIA is a unique proactive model of knowledge exchange, harnessing the strategic thinking capabilities of design and designers to work on problem identification through dialogue with multiple stakeholders, in order to envision multiple perspectives / scenarios for emerging issues and single complex problems. The core KE activities undertaken by the strategic partners include 15 'Sandpit' events (which is an extreme model for facilitating innovation) resulting in a minimum of 20 Small Grant Scheme awards to develop prototypes, 10-40 support grants for micro-enterprises to fully engage in the process, an interactive Design Portal, Virtual Incubator and a series of 40 Change Audit Grants.

The four Scottish art colleges - Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Edinburgh College of Art, Glasgow School of Art, Gray's School of Art, University of Abertay Dundee, University of St Andrews, Creative Scotland, Cultural Enterprise, Scottish Enterprise, DC Thomson, and the V&A at Dundee are the key partners, working in conjunction with an additional 30 companies. These companies, range widely from independents to SMEs to multi-nationals and collectively our partners have pledged £1, 470, 563 in-kind support. They are drawn to the project by the KEH DIA's approach to participatory knowledge exchange with many more keen to engage with the truly collaborative approach that the Hub will take.

Developing strong networks between academic institutions and various companies to disseminate the research and working practices that arise as a result of the KEH DIA will be key to strengthening the creative economy and to embedding the innovative approach of design throughout these networks. KEH DIA will adopt a wide-ranging dissemination strategy working in partnership with all of its strategic partners to build understanding of design across Scotland for all audiences. It will also use a variety of visual means to articulate design as strategy for innovation; these will be distributed and exhibited across Scotland in a variety of traditional and non-traditional spaces to build momentum, visibility and an appetite to engage with the people and process that are design.

Design is the strategy for effective innovation through partnership and provides a model that places design excellence at the heart of its delivery, building an inclusive culture with design values, which will generate a perceptual change in the image of Scotland as a design driven culture.

The legacy is to embed in each region in Scotland an innovation strategy, that demonstrates the transformational effect of design to a range of audiences, enabling insights gained to become an established framework for companies to use strategically as a tool for growth.

Planned Impact

In Scotland, the general public have had little opportunity to gain knowledge of design. The DC Thomson partnership (international publishing company) to profile the design profession, designers and KEH DIA events on a monthly and weekly basis over a four-year period will alter this dramatically; visibility of design to increase understanding of design as a strategic approach to developing innovation and economic growth will advance public awareness and lead to understanding design as a means to beneficial change. Social and media strategies of all partners will be mobilised to maximise the reach of KEH DIA activities to further attract international/national partners, through global audiences and markets. The distributed model, under the guidance of the Steering Group, enhances national engagement with innovation through design, using a variety of strategies to ensure the widest geographical reach throughout Scotland, establishing an effective framework for knowledge exchange. The V&A at Dundee designed by the acclaimed Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, provides a world-class context and platform for engaging with audiences about innovation through design.
The added value that the KEH DIA brings to public sector organisations is an internationalisation strategy for design-led innovation and the legacy of an archive and database for exposing Scottish Innovation (as process, product and service) in five strategic sectors - food, ICT, sport, wellbeing and rural economies. In addition to providing evidence to improve understanding of design-led innovation it offers a new methodology for complex, large-scale Creative Industries partnership collaboration where dynamic engagement with strategic public organisations and private companies over a sustained period of time is a given. This will lead to a change as to how and why we do business with design in traditional and non-traditional contexts for future economic growth. The quality of how we evaluate knowledge exchange will improve as new metrics are devised, tested and shared. The lessons learned will be made transparent and the new design tools will be shared via national/international dissemination and branding strategies.
The private sector will gain insight into commercial opportunities of the HE research base and their evolving knowledge banks. The greatest benefit from KEH DIA, will be gaining un-paralleled practical insight into the value of design as a strategic tool for developing business growth, particularly economic growth. KEH DIA will have significant impact on entrepreneurial activities though its Small Grants Scheme, Design Portal, Virtual Incubator and Change Audit Grants. The 15 sandpit events for businesses to engage in extreme models of innovation for the effective resolution of complex problems and the stimulation of greater wealth present rare opportunities for genuine competitive advantage through ingenuity. In total 340 businesses will have the opportunity to exploit the knowledge of leading academics, meet and liaise with new colleagues from across Scotland in progressive dialogue. 120 companies will be offered the chance to receive intense design development support with 71 of these resulting in the effective undertaking of design-led innovation to develop their national and international markets. 110 new products, process and services will be created with 10 companies emerging, and 140 new jobs created over the four-year duration
KEH DIA is a 'game changer'; for partnership collaboration, offering an effective approach to managing today's complex problems in an uncertain climate: it offers rigorous development of a meta-solution to a meta-problem via practical pathways. It will provide an ambitious model of innovation with relevance to the way we live today and with benefit to a range of stakeholders - large and small, young and old, public and private, national and international - in their commitment to creating an economically sustainable future.

Organisations

 
Description We have developed an innovation process for Scottish businesses to help develop new products, services and experiences to customers. We have built a network of over 600 SMEs in Scotland and are engaging them with design techniques to increase their innovative capacity. We have discovered significant gaps of support provision in the Scottish innovation chain for SMEs and are seeking to bridge these effectively.
Exploitation Route The developed model is adaptable to innovation challenges in many contexts in the private, public and third sectors. Our analysis of economic support will be of direct interest to Scottish policy makers (and indirectly those in other nations and regions) as they seek to improve economic performance through improved innovation.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Environment,Financial Services, and Management Consultancy,Healthcare,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections

URL http://www.designinaction.com/research/research-home/
 
Description We have hosted the first Scottish design summit in order to showcase our work to businesses and policy makers. Hundreds of businesses have participated in our events and activities. 12 new businesses have launched as a result of participating in our residential innovation events and have received funding from our Innovation Fund. Our findings have been disseminated through journals and conferences. Subsequently, an annual Design Festival has been supported in Dundee, and has gone from strength to strength. Furthermore, Dundee has established itself as a UNESCO City of Design, and in 2018 the much anticipated V&A Dundee opened it's doors. The ambition and establishment of V&A and other Design associations for the City of Dundee were spearheaded as a result of the investment in DiA by AHRC.
First Year Of Impact 2014
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Environment,Financial Services, and Management Consultancy,Healthcare,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Retail
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Economic

 
Description AHRC Knowledge Exchange Hub: Design in Action
Amount £6,427,304 (GBP)
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2012 
End 05/2016
 
Description AHRC Knowledge Exchange Hub: Design in Action
Amount £6,427,304 (GBP)
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2012 
End 05/2016
 
Description Design Innovation for New Growth (DING)
Amount £148,600 (GBP)
Funding ID AH/P013325/1 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2017 
End 08/2018
 
Description InGAME: Innovation for Games and Media Enterprise
Amount £5,250,127 (GBP)
Funding ID AH/S002871/1 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 03/2023
 
Description Newton Fund-Researcher Link Workshop- Design Entrepreneurship
Amount £38,000 (GBP)
Organisation British Council 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 09/2017
 
Description Skills in Action
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Funding ID AH/L011077/1 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2014 
End 11/2014
 
Title Block Exchange 
Description Block Exchange is a fast-paced workshop activity that will open minds to the future possibilities of value exchange. Using Lego to simulate the Blockchain participants will experiment with trading as economic models shift from the basic acquisition of resources, through a fluctuating market and finally into peer-to-peer trading of value where anything goes! 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This activity is aimed primarily at people with non-technical backgrounds who want to begin exploring the possibilities of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies to envisage the potential for social change and disruption, and the wealth of new scenarios and applications. People skilled with technology may also benefit from involvement in the activity, especially if they are new to Blockchain, as this is more about opening up ideas on value rather than a technological explanation. The inclusion of technical people in the activity can therefore enhance the overall experience of the group, by bringing this expertise into the conversation. 
URL http://blockexchange.designinformatics.org/
 
Description Project Mercury 
Organisation Tesco Plc
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The partnership has facilitated a lecture series to explore topics such as blockchain, artificial intelligence and data ethics; exploring both current and future applications of these technologies and the impacts that these could have on society. Alongside the lecture series, project participants had the opportunity to put their learnings into practice, through the research and development of three projects. The outputs of this were Deedit, Lens and Tess which were all displayed as part of the Edinburgh International Arts Festival at the specifically built Design Informatics Pavilion, Data Pipe Dreams: Glimpse of a Near Future, on Edinburgh's George Street.
Collaborator Contribution Through Project Mercury, Tesco Bank designers, software engineers, data scientists and programmers have worked in partnership with both students and lecturers from the University of Edinburgh's Design Informatics School.
Impact The outputs of this were Deedit, Lens and Tess which were all displayed as part of the Edinburgh International Arts Festival at the specifically built Design Informatics Pavilion, Data Pipe Dreams: Glimpse of a Near Future, on Edinburgh's George Street.
Start Year 2017
 
Company Name HOT TAP MEDIA LTD TRADING AS SQUIDZ 
Description A loyalty card for social media reach. Squidz changes digital marketing forever, giving brands the power to cut out the middleman and reward their fans directly. The app is a rewards system for high quality social media interactions, designed to enable brands to achieve a more direct relationship with fans, and encourage high quality interactions on social media. 
Year Established 2011 
Impact - Funded £19,860 from the 11th Chiasma (ICT - 'Creative Currencies') in Feb 15 Business Impacts: - App developed and tested - Initially launched with Glasgow Film Theatre, Isle of Skye Brewing Company, La La Land and somewhereto_ - Launched May 2016 (7 months after funding) - Employs 4 (all designers) Design in Action Impacts (Rebecca Thomson founder of Squidz): Before Chiasma, I wasn't someone who would call myself a designer every day but after working with Design in Action and learning about design thinking and the process, I realised I actually am a designer! Chiasma really changed the way I think about design. It changed the way I see myself and our company. The design thinking and process toolkit that you gave to designers [at Rural Economies Chiasma, 'Sustaining Rural Scotland' in Oct 2014] is something that we use for everything now. I think it's something that we did to a certain extent before, not consciously realising it was design thinking, but now we're much more conscious of it and make sure we go through that process much more on a conscious level which puts design as more of a focus on everything that we do. Developing ideas together, around a specific problem, provides an opportunity to come up with solutions together. If you have a business on your own, you don't have that sort of insight.
Website http://hottapmedia.com/squidz-app-is-now-live-in-the-app-store/
 
Company Name WILD UX LTD TRADING AS SHADOW BOOKS 
Description A mixed reality mobile phone game - a 21st century reworking of the traditional game of conkers. Children have to forage their local area and discover virtual ingredients for magical potions using their mobile phones GPS (e.g. fish would be found near a lake, wood sprites in the local forest). Players have to mix ingredients to make spells and potions, which they would then use to battle other wizards. The idea behind Shadow Books is to encourage kids to get off the sofa and start to engage with nature extending the play-space from the living room to the outdoors. 
Year Established 2013 
Impact Funded £16,418 from the 4th Chiasma (Sport) in Sep 13 - Successfully developed a prototype - Prototype was well received at the Games Developer Conference in San Francisco (Mar 14) - Researched children's market throughout UK (7-14) - Accepted onto the Entrepreneurial Spark programme - Conversation with major publisher but further investment funding was required to proceed - Further funding was not leveraged and the project ended - IP was assigned to the company - Employed 3 (2 designers)
 
Company Name BYO.MYO LIMITED TRADING AS STONESOOP 
Description A service to connect people who want to share a meal. People would connect via an app where they could make bookings for a meal, write reviews and chat with fellow users. 
Year Established 2015 
Impact - Funded £10,000 from the 7th Chiasma (Food - 'The Canny Consumer) in Apr 14 - Project quickly came to an end, without receiving the full funding available, after safety concerns were not taken seriously enough - IP was transferred to the company - Employed 2 (both designers)
 
Company Name WE ARE SNOOK LIMITED TRADING AS T2U 
Description A single platform for integrating the multitude of proprietary health monitoring hardware devices and software apps, in the first instance, specifically relating to type 2 diabetes. The key function of the app would be to integrate with existing patient information healthcare systems used by Scottish health boards. 
Year Established 2011 
Impact - Funded £5,000 from the 1st Chiasma (Wellbeing) in Feb 13 - Made progress with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde but eventually found out the NHS were looking to work with much bigger companies in this space - Project ended before being fully funded - Employed 2 (both designers)
Website https://issuu.com/wearesnook/docs/whatweareworkingon_lc
 
Company Name TAYLOR HAIG (SCOTLAND) LTD TRADING AS KITCHEN TABLE 
Description A social enterprise providing a local restaurant in communities affected by poverty with good, affordable food in a well-designed setting. The Kitchen Table recognises that, for many, the cost of purchasing cooking equipment and healthy food is prohibitive and purchasing cheap, but often unhealthy food is a rational choice. They seek to provide access to healthy food at low or no cost and to respond to the wants and needs of the community. 
Year Established 2014 
Impact - Funded £20,000 from the 7th Chiasma (Food - 'The Canny Consumer) in Apr 14 Business Impacts - Launches planned for July 2016 (Maxwell Centre, Dundee and Barrhead, Glasgow) - Creating Kitchen Table in a box, so the model can be quickly adopted by partners - Concept presented as part of Scottish Year of Food (2015) - Employs 2 (both designers) Design in Action Impacts (Lynne Wardle founder of Kitchen Table) - The importance of design is at the core of all Kitchen Table development and we have been successful in getting this message across more widely. The development process with the Kitchen Table has had a positive impact on the development of our core business. This development process has led to the appointment of two new members of staff.
Website http://www.designinaction.com/?business-profile=kitchen-table
 
Company Name INTERPRETACTION PROJECTS LIMITED TRADING AS SCRAPPBOOK 
Description An app-based, community scrapbook that encourages anyone, anywhere to collaborate in the creation of a meaningful and durable 'snapshot in time' of a place or experience, using everyday personal technology. It has the potential to be used in a variety of ways and can be adopted by individuals, organisations or even entire communities. 
Year Established 2014 
Impact - Funded £20,000 from the 6th Chiasma (ICT) in Feb 14 Business Impact: - Launched a pilot scrAPPbook - scrAPPbook Badenoch - Undertaken scrAPPbook walk-through at the Tate Gallery - Made formal presentations to National Trust for Scotland, Culloden Battlefield, Tomintoul & Glenlivet Landscape Partnership Scheme, Cairngorms National Park Authority, Highland Museums Forum and Black Isle Landscape Partnership Scheme - Obtained a letter of Interest from Nova Scotia to work on a product for the Bell Museum and National Museum of Scotland - Interest from PlayTalkLearn to provide an approach for content linked to maths and science ahead of their 2017 product launch - Outlined use of scrAPPbook for dementia; disability to create 'new memories'/family collections - Employs 3 (1 designer) Design in Action Impacts (Verity Walker founder of ScrAPPbook): I'm fascinated by the Chiasma process and have an interest in psychology so I enjoyed studying the body language/dynamics of the groups. It felt like a hot house and was a very intense experience but I loved it and thought it was great, I would love to go to another."
Website http://www.scrappbook.net/
 
Company Name BEER52 LIMITED 
Description Beer 52 is a craft-beer subscription delivery service that sends out a selection of beers in a box every month. In each box customers get 8 new craft beers, that are expertly hand-picked from different microbreweries across the world, and a copy of Ferment magazine which is packed with articles and news about the craft beer scene. Each monthly box has a different theme to help you learn all about global craft beers. 
Year Established 2013 
Impact - Funded £19,817 from the 2nd Chiasma (Food) in Apr 13 The business impact: - Launched in September 2013, six months after founder James Brown attended a Design in Action Chiasma - Trademarked Beer 52 name - Beer 52 broke all previous sales records when it was featured on Groupon UK, selling out in under 45 minutes - 500+ brewery partners - Currently 7,000 monthly subscribers paying £24 per month - 70% year on year growth - Beer 52 is valued at £4m - Has a turnover of £2.6m - Targeting £41m annual revenue by 2019 - Won £45,000 from Scottish Edge (2015) - Raised £818k in investment through two rounds - Employs 11 salaried staff and 4 freelance partners (4 designers are salaried) - Ferment magazine is now listed in 400 WHSmith stores, around the UK, and will be on sale in June - Launched in Ireland 2015 - Launching in Denmark (2016), Holland (2016) and USA (2017) - Gift cards available in Tesco and Red letter days - World's largest online craft beer retailer Design in Action's Impact: (James Brown, founder of Beer 52) said - I guess I didn't know that much about Design to be honest. I could appreciate good design but - in the other start-ups I worked on before, they didn't invest in design as it was seen as a luxury, something that was nice to have but that you didn't need to have. I now realise that it's a must-have! At the beginning, we just wanted to get to market as quickly and cheaply as possible and the packaging wasn't right and hadn't been tested enough. We had a very short window to fix it - people were waiting for their beer and starting to get angry - and the designers in the team got to work testing various alternatives and doing drop tests. There were a few different boxes and we eventually found one that worked. The design process is a collective responsibility and is evident in the team - all input is welcome and there is no one decision maker. It is very much influenced by design methodologies and co-creation.
Website http://www.beer52.com
 
Company Name SWEET GAINZ LIMITED TRADING AS MUSCLECAKE 
Description MuscleCake delivers freshly baked nutritionally balanced protein rich sweet treats, delivered via subscription. Initially launched with an oven baked chocolate flavoured MuscleCake brownie, which is both tasty and works as part of a balanced diet. 
Year Established 2015 
Impact - Funded £19,900 from the 13th Chiasma (Food - 'Food Futures') in Oct 2015 - Pre-sales started Apr 2016 (sold out wave 1, now in wave 2) - First deliveries due mid-May with full launch to follow - Focus groups held with target markets - Received a Scottish Enterprise By Design grant (£5k) - Obtained £30k investment (£25k cash and £5k manufacturing credit) from McGhee's bakery   - Won a £5k Innovation Voucher with Queen Margaret's University to develop MuscleCake - Launched within 4 months of receiving funding - Created 5 jobs (1 designer) - Trademark registered Victoria Arnold (founder of MuscleCake) said - Design in Action are another one of the amazing support mechanisms that we have, within Scotland. I found out about them through a friend, who had attended a Chiasma. We got access to a designer through the Design in Action network and he helped us develop the initial concept and the brand.
Website http://www.musclecake.co.uk/
 
Company Name WE ARE SNOOK LIMITED TRADING AS KNOW SUGAR SHOP 
Description Pop-up shops, products and services promoting a no/low sugar lifestyle. The aim of the social enterprise is to reduce sugar consumption in children and adults, to prompt retailers to take positive action to address the amount of hidden sugars in their products and, ultimately, to change policy. 
Year Established 2013 
Impact - Funded £20,000 from the 1st Chiasma (Wellbeing) in Feb 13 The business impact: - August 2014, the first physical store opened for 2 days in Dundee's Wellgate shopping centre - Opened by Dundee-based MSP Jenny Marra on Friday 8th August 2014 - Featured heavily on the STV News - Over 700 people visited the shop - Over 550 challenge cards were taken - The Know Sugar website got over 600 hits with visitors from as far away as India. - 100% of visitors to the shop reported they had enjoyed their visit and had learned something new - Employs 5 (all designers) - KNOW trademark registered Professor Mike Press from the University of Dundee said: This event was a great demonstration of how well considered and executed service design can engage with people, build their awareness over a health issue and challenge behaviours. The design values were evident, the tools were very well designed and the whole concept well developed. However, without volunteers who were confident, clear and adaptable, the project would never have succeeded. Well done to the whole team. Ewan MacPherson, founder Know Sugar Shop said - I'm fundamentally a design engineer, that's my long-term background. I also enjoyed art at school but in the bad old days I had to give it up to study more science and maths to become an engineer. That was then, I'm sure it's not like that now. In my career I've been shocked at the reactionary attitude we've had towards design often seen as a stick-on, add-on extra. It's not, it's fundamentally part of things. Design in Action opened up to me, which I hadn't really appreciated before, that service design was something to focus on as a discipline. It was a gradual thing but I began to see that it's really, really important. You can recognise poor service design - you can recognise poor service - as being all around us but without recognising that design has a part to play in improving that.
Website http://www.designinaction.com/news/news-dundee-hosts-sugar-shop/
 
Company Name SEIN COLLECTIONS LTD 
Description SEIN is a menswear fashion label that offers timeless garments with modern clean silhouettes. Working in symbiosis with the environment, SEIN creates sustainable garments without compromising on aesthetics, using traditional design methods mixed with innovative technology. The label works together with skilled artisans from Scotland to create garments with exceptional quality. 
Year Established 2015 
Impact - Funded £19,842 from the 12th Chiasma (Rural Economies - 'Circular by Design') in Mar 15 - Trademark registered (Jan 2016) - Selected to exhibit at the NEW DESIGNERS tradeshow in London (Jun 2016) - Accepted onto the Elevator Aberdeen programme - Won £5,000 prize from Enterprise Campus (Dundee) - Featured in FX Magazine and Guardian - Launched website - Lookbook created - Range will be on sale from Oct 2016 - Employs 3 (all designers)
Website http://www.sein-collections.com/
 
Company Name TAPPSTORY LIMITED 
Description Tappstory is an augmented reality app that is activated automatically when a mobile device (smartphone or tablet) touches a product label to reveals its provenance and authenticity. The app helps products to tell their story by sharing how products were made, who they were made by, and why. The Tappstory app will function as a link to value-added, bespoke marketing materials and mobile point-ofsale. 
Year Established 2015 
Impact - Funded £30,000 from the 3rd Chiasma (Rural Economies - 'Made in Scotland') in Jun 13 The business impact: - Raised £40k of investment = 10k each from two private investors which has been match funded by Scottish Enterprise - Advanced stage of application process to Scottish Enterprise for a further £40K support - Scottish Enterprise IP audit has been completed - Trademark registered (December 2015) - TappStory app has been tested with pilot partners - Serious interest from several clients from sectors including food and drink - Employs 5 (2 designers) Design in Action's Impact: (Bryan Beattie, founder of Tappstory) said - Part of it is being very clear about what the intention of the project is, and then inviting contributions. I find that ideas develop much more interestingly and usefully the more folk contribute. You have to be prepared to be generous with the people who put their time in. I'm investing in them and asking them to trust the process; by giving me their creativity then I have to trust them back.
Website http://www.designinaction.com/?business-profile=tappstory
 
Company Name VITSEY LIMITED TRADING AS SHOPPING BASKET HEALTH CHECK 
Description The Shopping Basket Health Check is a snapshot assessment of how healthy a selection is for a given shopping purchase. A numeric and visual snapshot is given along with pointers to a website for education and advice on how to improve shopping habits. Revenue is driven through the web support in the form of advertisements, sponsorships, affiliates and sales. 
Year Established 2005 
Impact - Funded £5,000 from the 1st Chiasma (Wellbeing) in Feb 13 - The project ended, before utilising full potential funding, as the company were unwilling to share their idea with supermarkets - Employed 3 (2 designers)
 
Company Name URBAN FARMING COMPANY (SCOTLAND) LIMITED TRADING AS TABLEFARM 
Description The Urban Farming Company is a pre-revenue start-up with an innovative smart edible plant growing system targeted at the children's market, TableFarm. It bridges the digital-physical divide as an internet-of-things plant growing incubator with accompanying software/app platform designed for social media integration. The result is an engaging gamified product ecosystem - including plant incubator, remote sensor set and seed refills. 
Year Established 2013 
Impact - Funded £19,600 from the 7th Chiasma (Food - 'The Canny Consumer) in Apr 14 Business Impacts: - Due to launch in 2017 - Awarded an SFC Innovation Voucher to work with Edinburgh University's Intelligent Lighting Centre (£5k) - An Innovation Voucher to develop a working prototype with Dundee University (£4k) - IAA-funded academic collaboration with Strathclyde University's Intelligent Lighting Centre (£12k) - Awarded a Scottish Enterprise By Design grant (£5k) - Received a Scottish Enterprise funded IP Audit - Trademark registered (2016) - Applied for an RSE fellowship - Currently investment raising - Employs 1 (a designer) Design in Action Impacts: The network that comes with Design in Action, that's not so obvious, they don't just give you money to go away. It gives you credibility and access. You need an organisation like Design in Action to have some baby companies to incubate - it's like a virtual incubator. A Design in Action incubator that offers events, showcases etc. - that is quite unique!
Website http://www.urbanfarmingco.com/
 
Company Name NAUTILUS BEAM LIMITED TRADING AS TUSI 
Description Tusi by Nautilus Beam is a smartwatch chat app which features a unique keyboard interface that makes typing on tiny screens fast and simple. The product, in its current form, is an early beta that enables Android Wear powered smartwatch owners to send and receive messages directly from their wrist. It comes with a unique keyboard interface that the company plans to license to smartwatch manufacturers, and third party messaging app developers. Tusi's keyboard is powered by Flexpansion, a leading word prediction and abbreviation expansion technology, that uses Artificial Intelligence to learn as the user types. 
Year Established 2015 
Impact - Funded £30,000 from the 10th Chiasma (Technology Accelerator) in Jan 15 Business Impacts - Patent-pending - Tim Willis (CEO) was awarded an RSE Fellowship to develop Tusi - Runner-up at TechCrunch Pitch-Off at Mobile World Congress (Barcelona - 2016) - Won tickets to TechCrunchDisrupt in New York - Public beta of Tusi now available for Google Wear devices - Currently investment raising (first of two tranches) - IP audit completed - Team of 8 who hold between them 3 PhDs, 2 MBAs and 6 MScs (5 are designers) - Scottish EDGE Wildcard investment prize of £10,000 Design in Action Impacts (Tim Willis, founder of Nautilus Beam) - Design leads the conversations regarding functionality; should we have a ticker tape display for longer words? Do we have an almost joystick functionality that'll live in the middle? Another design issue is that there is a dead zone, which is when your finger obscures a particular part of the screen and we are working at ways around this.
Website http://www.tusi.co.uk/
 
Company Name UAN (SCOTLAND) LIMITED 
Description Uan produces natural lightweight woollen pillows, cushions and duvets, made from 100% Scottish lamb's wool. Wool has been associated with maintaining regular temperatures and can ease the symptoms of allergy and asthma sufferers. Uan uses the wool of specially selected Scottish sheep breeds. The wool has natural properties that self-regulate temperature, make it breathable, and help retain its shape, all of which significantly improves the quality of sleep. The wool is also naturally flame retardant which is key to its safe use in bedding. 
Year Established 2013 
Impact - Funded £20,000 from the 3rd Chiasma (Rural Economies - 'Made in Scotland') in Jun 13 The business impact: - Awarded an Innovation Voucher from Interface worth £5k which was used to develop early prototypes and use specialised machines via Heriot Watt University - Conducted research into the antimicrobial qualities of wool as well as Scottish Biofuel with Heriot Watt University - UAN Scotland Ltd is currently seeking independent 'Seal of Approval' from the Allergy UK - Piloted launch at the Royal Highland Show (18 - 21 June 2015) - Winner of Scottish Enterprise Rural leader and Rural Den (5 May 2015) - Appeared on STV news (15 June 2015) - Finalist at the Angus and Dundee Women Ahead Awards (2015) - Interviewed by Radio 4 farming today (8 January 2016) as part of the Oxford farming conference - Scottish Field Rural Awards 2016 - Winner Business Start Up (Apr 2016) - Featured in FX magazine (May 2016) - Scottish Enterprise IP Review (2015) - About to start the patent process (2016) - Uan has employed 8 staff members in the last year with half having a design background Design in Action's Impact: (Julie Hermitage, founder of Uan) said - I thought I had a certain awareness of design but I actually had more knowledge of design than I thought because I do a lot of problem solving in my job, I can see that problem solving is an element of design. It took me through an education process of what design was and I still look at design in a problem solving and communication way. The Chiasma educated me in some of the design methods that are out there and I know a lot more about design now than I did. I was coming from the business planning side with very strict procedures and I didn't, initially, know how to get my idea out there. The designers and creatives at the Chiasma inspired me to put my idea out there.
Website http://www.uanwool.co.uk/
 
Company Name FALKLAND STEWARDSHIP TRUST TRADING AS WOODWORKS 
Description Woodworks is an exciting initiative that encourages young people (aged 16 - 25) to realise the potential of Scotland's woodlands and challenges them to create new products and processes using only natural and renewable resources. Woodworks is a social enterprise. 
Year Established 2010 
Impact - Funded £20,000 from the 9th Chiasma (Rural Economics - 'Sustaining Rural Scotland') in Oct 14 Business Impact: - Awarded £4,400 from Dot Rural - Awarded £49,600 from the Heritage Lottery Fund - Launched WoodWorks iPhone app which can be white-labelled and licensed for other similar projects across the UK - Variety of taster days, residential weekends and woodland enterprise brainstorming sessions have run in 2016 - Design Jam weekend enabling participants to rapidly prototype their enterprising ideas & present them to a panel of judges (Apr 16) - Long-term enterprise program is now in the process of matching mentors with applicants - Products will be available to purchase via Etsy - Engaging with other organisations such as the Princes Trust - Employs 5 (4 designers) Design in Action's impact (Ninian Stuart founder of WoodWorks) said - In a sense, I saw design as a word where I wouldn't normally be in the same room as people who discussed it would be but I thought Chiasma was a very interesting process and I really enjoyed it. Being in a large room with so many designers and some of the language of design was quite new to me. I found it [the language] quite helpful and even parts that weren't design related, I found useful. The most challenging part for me was the 'Dragon's Den' type design process but it was very interesting. There was competition in one hand and collaboration in the other hand which was very stimulating.
Website http://woodworks.org.uk/
 
Company Name A FOX WOT I DREW LIMITED TRADING AS BAUM 
Description iOS gaming app with a hand-painted art style and an interesting gameplay mechanic where players must use the power of the wind to carry a tiny droplet of water through the twisting branches of a tree; sliding down the bark, avoiding obstacles and blooming flowers. Baum combines addictive challenges with soothing sounds and imagery to create an engaging experience. 
Year Established 2014 
Impact - Funded £30,000 from the the 1st Dare to be Digital Design in Action Award for Commercial Potential (Aug 14) The business impact: - International release of the game on the App Store - featured in over 120 countries - Received a Make It To Market grant from Scottish Enterprise (£3k) - Translated into 12 languages for launch - Completed 2 weeks of testing with Testology, a professional testing service - Sold nearly 10,000 copies of Baum, generating nearly £10,000 in revenue - Released an update for Baum, fixing issues that were still present in the launch version. - Won a Scottish Edge prize (up to £10,000) to launch Baum for Apple TV - Nominated for a Develop Award for Best New Studio - Employs 6 (3 designers) Design in Action's Impact: (Dan Allan, operations director of A Fox Wot I Drew) said - We were absolutely delighted to be given the opportunity to develop our game. The knowledge and experience that Design in Action lends to the project has been invaluable. Our hope is that we can continue to work together to get the best possible products to market." Dom Littler, Creative Director for A Fox Wot I Drew, said: "We are thrilled to be launching our first game and really excited that it is going straight into the Apple store and in twelve different languages, thanks to Design in Action, giving us a global audience straightaway."
Website http://afoxwotidrew.com/projects/baum/
 
Description #include2 and #include3: Cryptocurrencies public engagement events 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Pre-Chiasma scoping events, delivered to enhance audience understanding and engagement in cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin etc.) and recruit potential applicants and participant to 'Creative Currencies' Chiasma in Feb 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.designinformatics.org/node/337
 
Description 'Collider' event on Public Art - 2 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact [Second workshop of 2]. The workshop took the form of a 'collider' - a series of short talks and provocations which participants then respond to in a workshop activity. The subject related to public art - working towards a definition and examining pertinent issues in relation to artistic, logistical and political conceptions and practice. Participants came from a wide variety of areas - council planners, academics, artists, local government policy makers and provoked a stimulating discussion across disciplines. The workshop outcomes will contribute to the development of the 'ethnobot' and also lead to a report for the council to take forward with a wide variety of stakeholders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 'Collider' event on Public Art 1 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact [First workshop of two.] The workshop took the form of a 'collider' - a series of short talks and provocations which participants then respond to in a workshop activity. The subject related to public art - working towards a definition and examining pertinent issues in relation to artistic, logistical and political conceptions and practice. Participants came from a wide variety of areas - council planners, academics, artists, local government policy makers and provoked a stimulating discussion across disciplines. The workshop outcomes will contribute to the development of the 'ethnobot' and also lead to a report for the council to take forward with a wide variety of stakeholders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description A collaborative software development project in transfusion medicine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The presentation allowed Karl Monsen to meet other PhD candidates in the area of Human Computer Interaction, and present his research to experts in the field.

Karl received feedback on his research from experienced examiners and other students. It also allowed Karl to reflect on how he will prepare for other papers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description A talk or presentation - Speed, Chris. Designing things with Spending Power, Invited talk, Reddit HQ, San Fransisco USA, March 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited talk by Chief Designer at Reddit to discuss and present new methods of designing with data
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description After Money Geocoin workshop - 21 Nov 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact This workshop will introduce new developments such as blockchain and smart contracting technologies to participants in a tangible and experiential way. The aim is to foster and support creative explorations of potential future visions of value exchange in an increasingly 'smart city'.

After an initial introduction, the workshop will comprise of a hands-on exploration of GeoCoin and a creative smart contracting activity. GeoCoin is a web app developed by the Design Informatics Team to explore digital currencies and value in the city. Based on the smart contracting platform Ethereum and in association with your phone's GPS data, it will challenge your understanding of data sharing, value exchange, and economic transactions in the city in an experiential way. We will then further dive into the understanding and use of smart contracts through an 'If This Then What' design exercise to envision and imagine new narratives and potential applications.

Overall, this workshop aims to foster discussion and understanding of potential issues, concerns and opportunities arising from these new technological developments for society, business and people alike. No prior knowledge of the technologies is required to join the workshop, nor is it necesary to own a smartphone. However, bringing a smartphone along will allow you to get the most out of the experience.

Both workshops are part of the After Money Symposium which heralds the end of Design Informatics' research project After Money in collaboration with the Royal Bank of Scotland and the New Economics Foundation, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. The event is hosted by New Media Scotland as part of their 48 hours programme.

The symposium events are separately ticketed - please book sessions you would like to attend separately.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://aftermoney.design/429-2/
 
Description After Money symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This two-day symposium, organised by the Centre for Design Informatics, aims to better understand the implications that FinTech, Cryptocurrency and Smart Contract developments are having on how industry, publics and governments understand money. The fast pace and shifting developments of cryptocurrencies and their underlying technologies have raised significant questions not only about new forms of currency but the economic, social and political constructs that surround them. Challenging current norms of value representation in society and culture, this symposium aims to investigate different perspectives of how financial technologies may influence our lives. The symposium comprised three sessions, each with a unique focus on FinTech Near Futures, Policy, Value and New Economics as well as Cultures of Commodification. The day is intended to bring together a variety of people from academia, industry and culture to understand the broader, cross-cutting implications of these new forms of banking, programmable money and representations of value and its wide-ranging repercussions.

Speakers include Sarah Meiklejohn (UCL), Gavin Littlejohn (FDATA), Dug Campbell (Fankletastic Limited), Philip Godsiff (University of Surrey), Alexandre Polvora (European Commission), Doreen Grove (Scottish Government), Pip Thornton (Royal Holloway, University of London), Max Dovey (Artist & Researcher) and Dominic Smith (Independent). The audience was drawn from the Fintech community, policymakers, artists and academics. Those who spoke had already had involvement with Design Informatics, which demonstrated the continual collaboration and impact of past work by Design Informatics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://aftermoney.design/427-2/
 
Description BBC World Service Click interview. Polite Robots That Make Way for People 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact BBC World Service Click interview. Polite Robots That Make Way for People
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3cstxkx 10th September 2017. Last figures showed this had 12130 views worldwide since 5th September - Discussion and demonstration of the BitBarista prototype which makes supply chains transparent to consumers and demonstrates the potential of autonomous economic agents.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3cstxkx
 
Description Block Exchange workshop and talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact In addition to a morning workshop using the BlockExchange method, AYEKA hosted the Rimon School of Music and BerkleeICE International Entrepreneurship and Innovation Series. Open Music Initiative, Blockchain, Transparency - technological innovation for the music industry and creative fields.
AYEKA, Elifelet Street, Tel Aviv-Yafo Israel

February 19th at 7:00 PM.
Doors open at 6:30 PM.
An initiative led by the Berklee College of Music Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship (BerkleeICE) in collaboration with the MIT Media Lab and with support from a number of major music labels, streaming services, publishers, collection societies and nearly 60 other founding entities.
The mission of Open Music Initiative is to promote and advance the creation of open source standards and innovation related to music to help assure proper compensation for all creators, performers and rights holders of music.
Featured presenters:
From Berklee College of Music in Boston, Panos Panay - Founding Managing Director for BerkleeICE.
From University College London, Sarah Meiklejohn - lecturer and assistant professor of Computer Science.
From University of Edinburgh, Chris Speed - Professor of Design Informatics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://blockexchange.designinformatics.org/
 
Description BlockChain City invited talk at Bitcoin Amsterdam 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk to present activities relating to blockchain / design etc
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.bitcoinwednesday.com/profile-chris-speed/
 
Description BlockExchange workshop, School of Informatics, Edinburgh 4/04/18 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact BlockExchange workshop, School of Informatics, Edinburgh 4/04/18
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://blockexchange.designinformatics.org/
 
Description Blockchain City workshop, delivered by Prof. Chris Speed (Co-Investigator, ECA) as part of Design in the City, Amsterdam. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Centre for Design Informatics is situated across the schools of Edinburgh College of Art and Informatics at the University of Edinburgh and is home to a combination of researchers working across the fields of interaction design, temporal design, anthropology, software engineering and cryptocurrencies. Interdisciplinary in intent, the Centre has demonstrated its distinctive capacity to anticipate the emerging paradigm of Human Data Interaction, through research collaborations, conference contributions and recognition within a peer community.

What is the problem space we will address?
Participants to this charrette will explore design approaches for alternative ways of representing, communicating or conceptualizing economic values in everyday transactions. We address the impending opportunities that new digital economic models have for the parsing, exchange and representation of value within urban contexts. By sketching complex economic cycles, we will question how they expose power, exert control and offer incentives that distort the balance of the urban landscape.
Participants to this charrette will conduct design-based research to understand the affordances of money if it were to become software. After on-site explorations, we will generate, sketch and critically discuss possible scenarios teasing out different ways of conceptualizing value, such as transport companies being able to charge customers only if their train/bus arrives at a GPS location on time, or City Councils using micro payments as incentives for pedestrians who cross roads properly.

Which methodologies will be adopted?
Research methods based on participant observation and auto-ethnography will be complemented with software on mobile devices to generate "geofences" (virtual boundaries separating physical spaces) and associate them with economic values. Addressing and interrogating the principles of blockchain technology, participants will apply algorithms to physical spaces, experimenting with how the value of a digital currency may be altered by designing specific conditions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://designandthecity.eu/programme/lab-of-labs/blockchain-city/
 
Description Co-Directed workshops at TUDelft, part of Design United. Delivered by Prof. Chris Speed (Co-Investigator, ECA) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The workshop introduces designers to the potentials of working with data technologies and prepares them for a near future in which algorithms will become partners in their design studio. The workshop is articulated in a series of events and embedded in a series of design activities, which entail producing and living with speculative artifacts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://things2things.nl/workshop-1-predictive-materialities/
 
Description Collider SWIFT with entrepreneur Rob Dobson, Kate Symons (geography), Duncan Shingleton (RBS) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Centre for Design Informatics has already established a record of running "Collider" design thinking events, in which people from various areas of expertise are brought together to discuss hot topics and develop ideas. Ideas that seem very promising have the opportunity to be helped with some resources to develop prototypes in order to attract further external funding.
Following brief presentations about a specific technology and a problem space, an intensive 'sandpit' style workshop ensues that leads to one idea that is deemed serious enough to be taken forward for further development.
The SWIFT Collider responded to the call to address new banking solutions for international contexts/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description DAOWO 'Blockchain & Art Knowledge Sharing Summit' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact DAOWO (Distributed Autonomous Organisations With Others) Summit UK facilitates cross-sector engagement with leading researchers and key artworld actors to discuss the current state of play and opportunities available for working with blockchain technologies in the arts. Whilst bitcoin continues to be the overarching manifestation of blockchain technology in the public eye, artists and designers have been using the technology to explore new representations of social and cultural economies, and to redesign the art world as we see it today.

This summit will focus on potential impacts, technical affordances and opportunities for developing new blockchain technologies for fairer, more dynamic and connected cultural ecologies and economies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.daowo.org/#the-2019-blockchain-art-knowledge-sharing-summit
 
Description DMA - Value of Data: Co-creating value in the digital economy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Join us for a lecture on co-creating value in the digital economy at DataFest 2019. Delivered by Professor Chris Speed from the University of Edinburgh, this is your first taste of a new understanding of value for your business, your customer and the UK's data and marketing industry.
The way so many of us think about value must change.
20th century business models as prescribed by producers - and pushed to consumers - are past and outdated.
The 21st digital economy - led by the UK data and marketing industry championed by the DMA - rests on complex networks of people, artefacts and bots to support the feedback of data, powered by the co-creation of value.
These dynamic relationships can be described as value constellations.
Join us for a DMA data ethics lecture at DataFest 2019 that explores how value is co-created in value constellations, and reveals the implications, risks and opportunities for new business models in the digital economy.
You will learn:
• About the mission to restore and build trust in the brand / consumer conversation
• The benefits to your brand and your customer of establishing a true, universal understanding of the worth of information
• More about the DMA's mission to elevate and champion the role of data - from the classroom to the boardroom - to help your organisations responsibly deliver value to their customers
The session is led by Professor Chris Speed - Chair of Design Informatics at the University of Edinburgh.
There his research focuses on the network society, digital art and technology and the Internet of Things.
This lecture is part of a series, and a new DMA campaign - Value of Data.
This campaign - conceived by DMA Scotland and led out of Scotland as a hub of data expertise, FinTech and exciting, innovative start-ups - will drive the data agenda across the UK's data and marketing industry.
You can learn about the DMA's Value of Data campaign, here.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://dma.org.uk/article/value-of-data
 
Description Demonstration of Block Exchange principles at Talbot Rice Gallery / Playtime event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talbot Rice Gallery was a special one-day exhibition showcasing the results of an innovative hands-on workshop. Guided by artist Rob Kennedy and curator James Clegg, delegates were welcomed to drop-in and contribute verbally and physically to a playful discussion about how modes of exhibition and display shape and manifest cultural, social, political and physical engagements within life.

Playtime tests the fundamental process of exhibition making by looking at how the manipulation of simple objects and basic materials can allow complex ideas to be shared in imaginative and accessible ways. Starting with an empty space and pile of cardboard boxes, the workshop will have seen a diverse group of academics and students challenged to play out and debate a number of games, applying the logic of a particular world-view to the subsequent spatial creations you will find presented in the Gallery.

Led by specialist 'game leaders' the project will provide insights into ongoing research from across the University and further afield. From animal behaviour to invisibility, from translation to tool-making, from cyborgs to lateral thinking, Playtime will overcome disciplinary boundaries and foster curiosity, fantasy and imagination. The content of the exhibition will only become known through its making, this process will reflect and encourage new forms of creative learning and interaction.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.ed.ac.uk/talbot-rice/exhibitions/future-exhibitions/rob-kennedy-acts-of-dis-play/playtime
 
Description Demonstration, BitBarista: Crypto Payments and Making Data-Driven Choices Visible, National Cyber Security Visit, Informatics Forum, 5th September 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Demonstration, BitBarista: Crypto Payments and Making Data-Driven Choices Visible, National Cyber Security Visit, Informatics Forum, 5th September 2017. Discussion and demonstration of the BitBarista prototype which makes supply chains transparent to consumers and demonstrates the potential of autonomous economic agents.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Design from/with/by Data invited talk Digital Creativity Hub, University of York 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk:
Design from/with/by Data

The complex constellations of personal and shared devices that are connected to everyday practices that involve the transmission of data constitute openings to new markets in which different kinds of value are exchanged. In many cases we are becoming attuned to understanding how value is constructed as we use software: social media users are becoming aware of the many pros and cons of exchanging social values in Facebook, while Trip Advisor users understand the implications of their liking, disliking and commenting upon the economic values of hotels. However, as websites and apps become replaced by objects that we use in everyday life, such as making tea, taking a shower or getting on the bus, it is less clear how the flow of data that is derived from our interactions, constructs value and is 'traded' between services. This disjuncture in the flow of value - with and without humans in the loop - presents both opportunities and threats to people and institutions. This paper will explore the implications of emerging ecosystems and an agenda for designing human data interactions, that goes beyond the organization and understanding of data, toward the development of platforms that balance the values of all stakeholders within complex digital economic systems to offer a level of commensurability with a service.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A2=york-hci;9eb9c625.1603
 
Description Design in Action "What Matters in Food Innovation" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Bringing together a mixed audience of Academics, Designers and Biz/Enterprise individuals (Rowett Institute, SRUC, RGU, Elevator, Centre for Genomic Gastronomy, etc.) this workshop explored and identified "innovation" from a food perspective using the 25+ food-related ideas generated from the Design in Action Chiasmas (residential workshops) - 6 of which launched as Scotland/UK-based food enterprises. Feedback from participants revealed a strong set of insight-led questions into Innovation in the food sector (economic versus social) and where it was most prevalent (4P Categories of Innovation: Product, Process, Position, Paradigm : Francis & Bessant (2005). The data and insights gained informed a follow on funding applications (British Council/Newton Fund).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Design in Action Knowledge Exchange & Impacts Session 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 15-20 Academic and Professional Experts attended a 1 day Workshop and Evaluative Forum on Knowledge Exchange and Impacts. The event sparked interest in broadening our understanding of indicators of knowledge exchange and research impact. The workshop also generated data that fed into analysis to inform a conference paper: Impact by design: evaluating knowledge exchange as a lens for evaluating the wider impacts of a design-led business support programme (Fremantle et al, 2016).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://openair.rgu.ac.uk/handle/10059/1701
 
Description Designing DAOs workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Here is the blurb for the workshop. Designers and data specialists are at the forefront of exploring new ways of exchanging value, using Blockchain, cryptocurrencies, smart contracting and the direct exchanges between things made possible by the Internet of Things. These novel technologies mean that concepts of value and value exchange are being challenged in a variety of ways, and, far from being neutral, these innovations are entangled with and are co-producing novel political, economic and social arrangements, raising questions of ethics, privacy and the sociopolitical implications of new forms of distributed authority.

This workshop will explore the implications of the vastly evolving distributed ledgers and autonomous systems which introduce the principle that products and services may soon be owned and managed collectively and not by one person or authority, thus challenging traditional concepts of user communities, ownership and power.

This half-day design workshop allows participants to further understand, develop and critique these new forms of distributed power and ownership through a creative exploration of nodes and networks. No prior knowledge is required and we welcome academics, creatives, industry experts and non-specialists alike. Attendees came from a variety of backgrounds, professionals in the area and non professionals and reported a growing interest in this area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://aftermoney.design/429-2/
 
Description Designing Things with Spending Power, Datafest, Edinburgh 23/03/18 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Designing Things with Spending Power, Datafest, Edinburgh 23/03/18
Data Summit
22 - 23 March 2018
The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh
A two-day international conference presenting compelling stories on data driven innovation with keynotes, panels, pitches and lots of inspiration.
Invited talk / presentation: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/596fbcc8f14aa1e62eb10b3e/t/5ac4f02670a6ad6580d6944f/1522855982890/Chris+Speed.pdf
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.datafest.global/data-summit/
 
Description Designing Things with Spending Power, MSN CHI Lites, Montreal. 22/04/18 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Designing Things with Spending Power, MSN CHI Lites, Montreal. 22/04/18

CHI Lites 2018 was an afternoon of six bite-sized talks on the future of life with technology.

An informal counterpart to the 2018 CHI conference on Human-Computer Interaction, which brought thousands of international researchers to the Palais des Congrès de Montréal, CHI Lites offered an exclusive program featuring six of today's foremost thinkers on people and technology. It was a chance for the public to gain an insight into emerging research and take away thought-provoking insights.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://sigchi.org/chi-lites-chris/
 
Description Designing Through the City as Database. Designing Smart Cities : Opportunities and Regulatory Challenges, CREATe: RCUK Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Sparked discussion, concluding thoughts

...
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.create.ac.uk/blog/2014/11/06/designing-smart-cities/
 
Description European Consumer Summit, Shaping the Consumer Policy of the Future 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The European Consumer Summit is an annual forum gathering key European and international policy-makers and stakeholders, including representatives from the European Parliament, governments and national authorities, consumer organisations, academia and business. Over the years, the European Consumer Summit has become a valuable occasion to increase awareness on consumer policy and a key tool to mainstream consumer interests in EU policies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://ec.europa.eu/justice/events/european-consumer-summit/2015/index_en.htm
 
Description Imagination Lancaster Poster Presentation: Defining branding concepts for SMEs in rural Scotland. Morton, S. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact We are living in fast changing times in which worldviews and economies are shifting rapidly, where long-standing conventions and business norms are being challenged, social disparities and exploitation are being exposed, and environmental concerns are becoming ever more acute. These shifts are affecting and redefining many aspects of society and our understandings of design, and design research must shift with them.

We welcome attendees from PhD and Masters programmes as well as from the private, public and third sectors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://imagination.lancs.ac.uk/Design_PhD_Conference_2013
 
Description Invited talk to Falmouth University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Invited talk regarding IoT:

Design from/with/by Data

The complex constellations of personal and shared devices that are connected to everyday practices that involve the transmission of data constitute openings to new markets in which different kinds of value are exchanged. In many cases we are becoming attuned to understanding how value is constructed as we use software: social media users are becoming aware of the many pros and cons of exchanging social values in Facebook, while Trip Advisor users understand the implications of their liking, disliking and commenting upon the economic values of hotels. However, as websites and apps become replaced by objects that we use in everyday life, such as making tea, taking a shower or getting on the bus, it is less clear how the flow of data that is derived from our interactions, constructs value and is 'traded' between services. This disjuncture in the flow of value - with and without humans in the loop - presents both opportunities and threats to people and institutions. This talk will explore the implications of emerging ecosystems and an agenda for designing human data interactions, that goes beyond the organization and understanding of data, toward the development of platforms that balance the values of all stakeholders within complex digital economic systems to offer a level of commensurability with a service.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description IoTUK and PETRAS Video Case Study. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact IoTUK and PETRAS Video Case Study. Bitbarista is a bitcoin powered coffee machine https://iotuk.org.uk/bitbarista/ October 2017 . Discussion and demonstration of the BitBarista prototype which makes supply chains transparent to consumers and demonstrates the potential of autonomous economic agents. The video can be used as an educational tool for a variety of technical and non technical audiences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://iotuk.org.uk/bitbarista/
 
Description KE & Arts & Humanities Research Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Members of the AHRC Knowledge Exchange Hub, Design in Action,
presented and discussed recent insights into the role of design in generating and supporting idea
creation between groups of industry, academics, and designers.

This activity has lead to an increase in requests for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://discover.medievalchester.ac.uk/static/media/uploads/KE%20conf%20programme%2023.06.13.pdf
 
Description Knowledge Exchange Scotland: Policy, Practice, Impact Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Inspired researchers - and especially early-stage researchers - about the skills they can develop and the impact they can have through the practice of Knowledge Exchange.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www1.hw.ac.uk/kescotland/index.html
 
Description Nissen, Speed, Oosthuizen: Geocoin workshop, Tesco Bank, 3/11/17 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Nissen, Speed, Oosthuizen: Geocoin workshop, Tesco Bank, 3/11/17. GeoCoin is an explorative platform for geofenced digital currencies. This platform aims to make bitcoin and blockchain technologies accessible in a playful and experiential manner to a wider audience. We have used this platform as bodystorming tool in workshops to explore new models and aspects of geofencing digital currencies.
The platform was developed on the distributed smart contracting platform Ethereum with actual underlying blockchain technology and the cryptocurrency Ether which allows this software to be further adapted for real life use cases and scenarios. There are currently 4 different types of GeoCoin which allow users to collect coins which may add or subtract from their current balance. Simulating potential tax, toll and earning scenarios, this speculative software allows users to experience and explore the potential of digital currencies in a 'Smart City' environment. The workshop was held as part of the Tesco Mercury consultancy programme to open up an understanding of smart contracting outside of the realm of finance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://geocoin.site
 
Description Nissen; Pschetz: Data Driven Innovation Talk - IPA | The Institute of Practitioners in Advertising, 22 Nov 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited talk to the IPA by Larissa Pschetz and Bettina Nissen to help the advertising community understand the implications of data-driven technology
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Oberlander, Richardson, Speed: BBC Data Partnerships launch 19/11/17 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Attendance at BBC Data Partnerships launch 19/11/17 - forging relationships with media partners going forward in the world of data science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/rd/projects/data-science-research-partnership
 
Description Once Upon a Future 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Once Upon a Future is a two-part evening of stories from the future produced by Design Informatics and Creative Edinburgh.
Part one (4-6pm) consists of the shape of things to come from the imaginations of the speakers who are presenting at the Design Summit on the 22nd May as well as local designers and technologists.
Like Roy Batty, many of our speakers have seen things that will be part of our everyday in the near future. From Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion, to c-beams that glitter in the dark, a host of short stories will give us an insight into how unevenly distributed the future really is.

Confirmed speakers include:
Jamie Coleman: Managing Director of CodeBase which is the largest tech incubator in the UK and one of the fastest growing in Europe.
Don McIntyre: Programme Director / Creative Technologist at Glasgow School of Art's Institute of Design Innovation.
Ruth Aylett Ruth: Professor of Computer Sciences in the School of Maths and Computer Science at Heriot-Watt University.
David Cleaves: Creative Director at Frog Design, Munich. Frog is a global product strategy and design firm which focusses on design and innovation that advances the human experience.
Claire Stewart: Director of Electric Bookshop where they explore the future of the written word and the technologies of reading.
Anna Day is the Manager of UNESCO, City of Design, Dundee. She is also a cultural project manager for the University of Dundee, Director of Literary Dundee and co-programmer for Pitlochry Winter Words. She is founder of a publishing company which produces books for children, Playroom Press.

Part two (6-7pm) involves a much deeper journey across time as we have the pleasure of welcoming Madeline Ashby, science fiction writer and strategic foresight consultant, who will provide us with a public lecture / story. Ashby's debut novel 'cN' and its follow-up 'iD', explore self-replicating humanoids, Rapture sects, giant squids and fast food robots. She is also well-known for her short story Social Services written for the Institute for the Future's collection of original science fiction stories.
Located in the Warburton Gallery, within the prestigious Grade A listed India Buildings, on Victoria Street in the centre of Edinburgh. Drinks and canapés will be served throughout the evening and we hope to provide a provocative networking event for Scotland's art, design and technology communities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.designinaction.com/scottish-design-summit-2015/day1/
 
Description Once Upon a Future (Day 1 of the 2015 DiA Scottish Design Summit) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Taking place on day 1 of the Design in Action Scottish Design Summit, this event was a two-part evening of stories from the future. Attracting an audience of over 100, it kickstarted the theme of design and technology that ran throughout the three-day summit.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.designinaction.com/scottish-design-summit-2015/day1/
 
Description Presentation to the Gartner Research Board 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited to present research across a series of projects to the Gartner Research Board.

The Gartner Research Board (RB) is the only peer advisory research group that provides the deep, objective insight essential for transformative leadership in the world's largest, most complex organizations. Founded in 1973, the RB has been a subsidiary of Gartner, Inc. since 1998. Membership of the Research Board is by invitation only.

In addition to programs designed for CIOs, we manage IT functional specialist communities for CTOs, heads of IT Finance, Chief Information Security Officers, Heads of IT Sourcing, and IT Workforce Management executives. Membership program deliverables include vendor-neutral research on member-directed topics of global importance, meetings of true peers, analysts, and industry leaders on global enterprises' most pressing issues, and tailored research on issues of tactical concern
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.gartner.com/researchboard/
 
Description RISE Connect Event EPSRC. Churchill Room, Houses of Parliament. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Chris was invited to a RISE Connect networking event organised by the EPSRC on March 2. Members of the Science and Technology Select Committee from both houses, chief scientific advisers, EPSRC council members, MPs with links to science and renowned scientists and engineers convened in the House of Commons in London for an afternoon of talks, presentations and informal discussion aimed at developing long lasting links and relationships between academics and parlamentarians. RISE Connect is a follow-up initiative naturally extending on the largely successful RISE Awards launched by the EPSRC in 2013 which paired a select number of scientists and engineers with individuals not connected with the world of science and followed the development of these relationships for an entire year.

The event was opened with a welcome note by Nicola Blackwood and Phil Nelson followed by an afternoon networking session during which several scientific projects and programmes showcased the diversity and high impact of research funded by the EPSRC. The key messages delivered during the event stressed that strong economies are science economies, economic growth is fuelled by technology, and engineering and physical sciences deliver much needed growth and productivity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.epsrc.ac.uk/skills/rise/
 
Description Reciprociti 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact ECA and Design Informatics are delighted to be hosting Patrick Stevenson-Keating's work (first shown at the Design Museum, London) as part of the Edinburgh Art Festival 2015. Hosted in the unusual setting of the Royal Bank of Scotland on Princes Street Reciprociti asks if the most mundane of financial transactions be used as a force for good? Designer Patrick Stevenson-Keating tests the possibilities through his imaginary bank with its own notes, debit card and cash dispenser. Highlighting our normally passive role within the global economic system he shows that money and finance are not just tools for buying and selling but for shaping society. In response to the themes and ideas introduced by the work, Saltmarket Design has produced a series of exhibits and events to further consider our own value and worth within the larger systems around us.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.eca.ed.ac.uk/eca-home/news-events/reciprociti
 
Description Reciprociti Artist Talk and Private View 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Can the most mundane of financial transactions be used as a force for good? Designer Patrick Stevenson-Keating tests the possibilities through his imaginary bank with its own notes, debit card and cash dispenser. Highlighting our normally passive role within the global economic system he shows that money and finance are not just tools for buying and selling but for shaping society. Reciprociti was commissioned through the Design Museum's Designers in Residence programme 2014 and will be the first time it has been shown in Scotland.
Alongside Patrick's installation will be the work of jewellers Jonathan Matthew Boyd and Adam Henderson which questions the perceptions of innate value by considering the materials, processes and concepts which determine it. Curated by Saltmarket Design, the exhibit explores these dynamics by displaying the use of current technologies, questioning physical form and how individuals use technology to create social dialogues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.designinformatics.org/node/395
 
Description Speed & Fried: Invited talk, Design Informatics, EPSRC / Japanese Research Council meeting for IoT. British Embassy, Tokyo. 7th / 8th, September. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Speed & Fried: Invited talk, Design Informatics, EPSRC / Japanese Research Council meeting for IoT. British Embassy, Tokyo. 7th / 8th, September.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Speed & Pschetz: Blockchain4EU workshop with EU Policy Lab, Brussels 15-16 November. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Speed & Pschetz: Blockchain4EU workshop with EU Policy Lab, Brussels 15-16 November.
https://blogs.ec.europa.eu/eupolicylab/tag/blockchain4eu/

Pschetz and Speed presented prototypes that are inspired by work by EPSRC activity.The final event of the project #Blockchain4EU: Blockchain for Industrial Transformations will take place on May 24 2018 at the Berlaymont (Schuman Room), Brussels.

We will gather Blockchain communities and other stakeholders interested in the development or uptake of Blockchain and other Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs), counting also with the presence of high level policymakers as Lowri Evans, DG GROW's Director-General, and Vladimir Šucha, DG JRC's Director-General.

Throughout a full-day with multiple sessions, our main goals are to:

launch the project's final report based on research conducted by DG JRC's EU Policy Lab;
present five speculative design prototypes co-created for policy purposes with multiple stakeholders in Health, Advanced Manufacturing, Transportation and Logistics, Energy and Creative Industries.
and engage the audience in a series of interactive dialogues, with a final roundtable on the paths ahead for Blockchain and other DLTs in industrial / non-financial sectors.

The project #Blockchain4EU: Blockchain for Industrial Transformations is a forward looking exploration of existing, emerging and potential applications based on Blockchain and other DLTs for non-financial / industry spaces. It aims to identify, discuss and communicate possible uses and impacts of Blockchain and other DLT based objects, networks and services in specific sectors and use cases. To know more about the project, its main activities, and its research intersections between Science and Technology Studies, Foresight and Horizon Scanning, and Design for Policy, please visit the projects's webpage in this blog.

#Blockchain4EU is coordinated by DG JRC's EU Policy Lab / Foresight, Behavioural Insights & Design for Policy Unit (I.2) in collaboration with DG GROW's Innovation Policy and Investment for Growth Unit (F.1).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://blogs.ec.europa.eu/eupolicylab/tag/blockchain4eu/
 
Description Speed, C. "Bitcoin & Blockchain: what goes up must come down...and up, and down..." Edinburgh Business School 26/04/18 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Speed, C. "Bitcoin & Blockchain: what goes up must come down...and up, and down..." Edinburgh Business School 26/04/18

Will cryptocurrencies reshape the financial system, alongside blockchain, the public ledger of all cryptocurrency transactions? Come and participate in a discussion led by a panel of industry experts.



Tim Jones CBE, Founder of Tibado and former CEO Nat West Retail, Also, former CEO of the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST)

Bill McCall (panel chair), Senior Vice-President, Chartered Banker Institute

Professor Chris Speed (panellist), Chair in Design Informatics, Edinburgh College of Art

Stephen Ingledew (panellist), CEO, FinTech Scotland

Will cryptocurrencies reshape the financial system, remain a niche product for a select group of enthusiasts or become a regulated part of the mainstream? And what of blockchain, the secure distributed ledger technology behind Bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies?

Critics argue that there are several impediments built in - around regulation, scalability, volatility and governance, to say nothing of the huge energy use - which will prevent cryptocurrencies becoming the peer-to-peer electronic cash systems envisioned by Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto and others. The lack of intermediaries, while cherished by Bitcoin proponents, is unlikely to go down well with a mass market which dislikes having no rights, no recourse, no guarantees and no legal coverage. As Mark Carney's recent remarks demonstrated, it doesn't go down well with regulators either.

Meanwhile, blockchain also has its critics. The complexity of the underlying technology, concerns over settlement times and customer protection, as well as regulatory challenges has brought its effectiveness into question. And is blockchain as secure as we believe? The advent of quantum computing brings this into focus.

Come and hear the latest thoughts on cryptocurrencies and blockchain from a group of industry and academic experts.

Coffee/registration from 18:00. The event will be followed at 20:00 by a networking drinks reception.

This event is being held jointly with the Chartered Bodies Alliance (comprising the Chartered Banker Institute and Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment) and the CFA Society of the UK.

The Business School is also running this event with the Edinburgh Futures Institute, a university wide collaborative project designed to tackle the world's biggest challenges within the economy, education and societies.
Venue
Auditorium
University of Edinburgh Business School
29 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Lothian EH8 9JS, United Kingdom
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://tinker.uebs.ed.ac.uk/event/bitcoin-blockchain-what-goes-up-must-come-down-and-up-and-down
 
Description Speed, C. Data Driven Innovation guest lecture at IPA (Institute of Practitioners in Advertising) 10/05/18 Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Speed, C. Data Driven Innovation guest lecture at IPA (Institute of Practitioners in Advertising) 10/05/18 Edinburgh

What do Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain have in common? As well as being two of today's hottest buzzwords and themes in Magic & The Machines, they are also flag bearers for Data Driven Innovation (DDI).

DDI is defined as the challenge to make effective use of data to shape, develop and deliver innovative products and services to consumers and citizens. DDI is providing new insights into society and reconfiguring what we know about how we live. Prof.Chris Speed will give us an insight into a data driven near future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.ipa.co.uk/page/scotland-members-reception--speakers#.Wz4GGX4naIY
 
Description Speed, C. Data Driven Innovation, Keynote talk at Falmouth Innovation event 14/06/18 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Speed, C. Data Driven Innovation, Keynote talk at Falmouth Innovation event 14/06/18

University of Falmouth away day to understand the implications of research in the digital economy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Speed, C., Turner, M., Macdonald, J., Rankin, J. Designing things with spending power (Inverness and live online), Highlands and Islands Enterprise, 5th December 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Description

The rise of the digital currency Bitcoin, along with its supporting technology Blockchain, offers a radical new model of peer-to-peer trading, which raises questions about our existing economic models, and threatens to undermine long accepted financial power structures. The world has changed. The push economy that has long dominated the way we consume products and services has been disrupted by a new pull economy, characterised by platforms such as Uber and Airbnb, where consumers take part in providing and shaping the services provided. This has precipitated an explosion of new products and thinking around decentralised trading of goods and services.

Design Informatics and Design In Action bring two sessions to Inverness on 5 Dec:

10:30-12:30 Lego BlockExchange - Interactive Workshop *attend in-person only

12:30 Light lunch

13:30-14:30 Seminar: Designing things with Spending Power *attend in-person, or watch online

*Please note the workshop in the morning cannot be live-streamed as the interactive nature of the activity requires participation.


More info:

Lego BlockExchange Workshop (10:30-12:30)

Explore the future of value beyond money in a dynamic workshop activity, run by you!

The Lego BlockExchange workshop is a toolkit is a for anyone interested in exploring this rapidly developing new territory. Block Exchange is a fast-paced workshop activity that will open minds to alternative means of value exchange. Using Lego to simulate the Blockchain, participants will experiment with different ways of trading, starting from the basic acquisition of resources, through a fluctuating market and finally exploring peer-to-peer trading of value where anything goes!

The session will be delivered by Professor Chris Speed, Chair of Design Informatics at the University of Edinburgh, and his team.


Designing things with spending power (13:30-14:30)

Design Informatics Seminar by Professor Chris Speed

What happens when we give physical things wallets containing digital currencies? How can this alter power relationships and shift social dynamics? Chris Speed will explore these questions by highlighting the use of smart contracts in design, from a coffee machine that lets you vote for your coffee bean and pays those who clean it, to a hairdryer that trades on the energy market to offer the best price for drying your hair. As objects are connected to the Internet, forming the 'Internet of Things', Chris asks what happens when technologies are given their own spending power, and what this implies for the human.

About Chris Speed

Chris Speed is Chair of Design Informatics at the University of Edinburgh where his research focuses upon the Network Society, Interaction Design, and The Internet of Things. At present Chris is working on funded projects that include coffee cups as cryptocurrencies, internet of toilet roll holders, and an argument that chickens are actually robots. Chris co-directs the Centre for Design Informatics Research that is home to a combination of researchers working across the fields of interaction design, temporal design, anthropology, software engineering and smart contracts, as well as PhD, MA/MFA and MSc and Advanced MSc programmes.

The session will take place at #hellodigital within An Lochran, 10 Inverness Campus. Accessible car parking is available to the rear of An Lòchran.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/designing-things-with-spending-power-inverness-and-live-online-ticket...
 
Description Speed, Chris. 'Blockchain 101' - the impact of distributed ledger technologies that offer the opportunity for "truly lifelong learning". Invited talk for EduTech Further & Higher 2018, Glasgow 14th November 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk for...

Description

Welcome to EduTech Scotland - the latest in a series of Futurescot events aimed at exploring the impact of digital technologies on further and higher education in Scotland.
EduTech Scotland is a full-day, interactive conference which looks at the next steps in the progression of Scotland's national digital learning strategy.

It will examine how the sector is responding to huge digital disruption, and how it can best harness new technologies to enhance pedagogy, improve services and support the lifelong learning experience.

We are delighted to be welcoming some of the leading digital educators from across Scotland and the UK to share the latest knowledge and best practice on subjects as diverse as 'k-hubs', 'teaching the teachers', upskilling whole communities and digital strategising for the future.

Join us for fully-interactive plenary sessions, case studies and panel discussions, as EduTech Scotland considers how FE/HE can keep up with the rapid pace of change, remaining innovative and competitive - amidst the threats and opportunities of automation and the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://futurescotevents.com/edutech-scotland/speakers
 
Description Speed, Chris. Contribution to panel on creative skills. Places of Creative Production: Future Skills, Dundee. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Glasgow School of Art in partnership with Abertay University are delighted to invite you to Save the Date, Fri 1st Feb 2019 for a one-day event exploring the skills agenda in relation to the Creative Industries and the cultural ecology in which these industries sit. The day will be introduced by a keynote speech from the Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop MSP.

PROGRAMME:

9.45 - 10.00 Registration

10.00 - 10.15 Introduction and Welcome; Professor Irene McAra-McWilliam, Director of Glasgow School of Art

10.15 - 10.45 Keynote speech; Fiona Hyslop MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs.

The following four panel sessions will be Chaired by Jean Cameron and Gillian Easson (Creative Dundee).

10.45 -11.45 Session 1: Skills Gaps; Evidence and Identifiers.

Presentations, panel debate and audience q&a/discussion featuring Eliza Easton, Head of Policy Unit, CI Policy and Evidence Centre, Nesta; David Martin, Manager for Creative Industries, Skills Development Scotland; Scott Donaldson, Acting Head of Screen, Creative Scotland.

11.45 - 12.10 Coffee

12.10 - 12.25 Session 2: Creative Skills Employers.

Presentations, panel debate and audience q&a/ discussion featuring Paul Murray, Executive Producer, Mentorn Media; Steve Dunlop, CEO Scottish Enterprise; Jamie Jefferson, CCO & Co-Owner, Equator; Emma Turner, HR and Recruitment Manager, Outplay Games.

13.10-14.15 Lunch (Buffet lunch included)

14.15 - 15.15 Session 3: Creative skills trainers/educators.

Presentations, panel debate and audience q&a/ discussion featuring Prof Vicky Gunn, Head of Learning and Teaching, GSA; Prof Gregor White, Abertay University; Prof Kate Oakley, Head of Culture and Creative Arts/Professor of Cultural Policy, University of Glasgow; Prof Chris Speed, Professor of Design Informatics, Edinburgh College of Art.

15.15-16.15 Session 4: Creative Industries practitioners' experience.

Presentations, panel debate and audience q&a/ discussion Chaired by Gillian Easson featuring Briana Pegado, Arts Festival Manager & Social Innovator; Nicola Wiltshire, Visual Artist and Eilidh MacLeod, Game Designer, Outplay

16: 15: Closing Remarks: Professor Nigel Seaton, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Abertay University.

This event is part of GSA's 'Places of Creative Production' series of symposia supported by Creative Scotland and SFC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/places-of-creative-production-future-skills-tickets-53536389783#
 
Description Speed, Chris. Creative Informatics, Creative Industries Federation, Creative Careers and Education workshop, 22nd Novermber 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk about future of Creative Industries in Data Driven Age - forthcoming Creative Informatics AHRC project
The Federation's Creative Careers and Education working group will meet on 20 November at LAMDA to discuss its creative careers programme, introduce the new Creative Industries Policy Evidence Centre and a progress update on the Creative Industries Cluster Programmes.
Venue
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
155 Talgarth Road, London, England W14 9DA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.creativeindustriesfederation.com/events
 
Description Speed, Chris. Designing Things with Spending Power. Invited talk for Fast Forward, FinTech industry event, Edinburgh, 27th November 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited talk to FinTech Scotland / University of Edinburgh Fast Forward event.

Industry representatives attending Fast Forward Fintech
· 23 attendees from 10 companies have confirmed they will be joining us:
o Barclays (3)
o Clydesdale (1)
o Prudential (1)
o Royal London (1)
o FNZ (3)
o Origo (3)
o RBS (4)
o Blackrock (1)
o Avaloq (2)
o Lloyds Banking (4)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.fintechscotland.com/why-scotland/
 
Description Speed, Chris. Designing Things with Spending Power. Invited talk for IPA Scotland Member's Reception, 10th May 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Award show with industry filled audience at the IPA Scotland Members' Reception heard from Professor Chris Speed, Programme Director, Design Informatics at the University of Edinburgh about artificial intelligence, blockchain and a data driven future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://ipa.co.uk/news/ipa-scotland-student-advertising-awards-shortlist-to-receive-paid-internships...
 
Description Speed, Chris. Designing Things with Spending Power. Invited talk for Morningside Justice and Peace group, 23rd January 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited talk to the Morningside Justice and Peace group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://morningsidejandp.org/
 
Description Speed, Chris. Designing Things with Spending Power. Invited talk for Understanding Blockchain for Business, Belfast, 17th January 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Description

Most businesses have heard of Bitcoin as a blockchain technology and don't appreciate it has wider applications. The aim of this event is to give the business community an understanding of what blockchain is and its potential uses. The event will give businesses a basic understanding of blockchain and then look at more advanced uses. There will be an opportunity for networking and Belfast Met staff and presenters will be around afterwards to discuss any potential ideas or to get a better understanding of your particular sector.

We are thrilled to have Matt Lucas, a member of IBMs Global Blockchain Engagement Team, with us to share his knowledge. Matt is an expert in his field and travels the world addressing seminars and helping clients understand and adopt blockchain technologies to solve business requirements in a range of industries such as finance, the public sector, manufacturing and retail.

Details of Event

8:30 Arrival of attendees with Coffee/Tea and Breakfast

9:00 What is Blockchain and why do I care?

Martin Naughton - Smart Tech Lecturer at Belfast Met

9:25 New Transformative Blockchain Applications - Beyond Bitcoin

Matt Lucas - IBM Global Blockchain Engagement Team

Blockchain is about more than cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. There are changes coming that will blow your mind. Will they threaten the existence of many traditional businesses and be the growth engine of others? How is it providing the foundation for exciting new generation business process applications? What are those applications? Which sectors could be the winners and which the losers? If you want to gain some insights as to who and what may be the Blockchain equivalent in 10 years of recent arrivals like Amazon and eBay with multi-billion £ valuations then is this an opportunity you can't miss.

10:00 Designing Things with Spending Power

Chris Speed - Professor of Design Informatics at Edinburgh University

What happens when we give physical things wallets containing digital currencies? How can this alter power relationships and shift social dynamics? Chris Speed will explore these questions by highlighting the use of smart contracts in design, from a coffee machine that lets you vote for your coffee bean and pays those who clean it, to a hairdryer that trades on the energy market to offer the best price for drying your hair. As objects are connected to the Internet, forming the 'Internet of Things', Chris asks what happens when technologies are given their own spending power, and what this implies for the human.

10:30 Closing and networking opportunities

11:00 Event closed


This event is free to attend and is funded by the Connected programme and by the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT Northern Ireland Branch.

Belfast Met run a range of programmes to help your business develop new products, services and processes. Talk to the team about how Belfast Met can help your business or contact us directly at cedsi@belfastmet.ac.uk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/understanding-blockchain-for-business-tickets-53850729983#
 
Description Speed, Chris. Designing things with Spending Power, Invited talk, Starbucks HQ, Seattle USA, March 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation to staff convened by the Chief Data Scientist of Starbucks to discuss the role of design in supply chains
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Speed, Chris. Panel contribution: AHRC Beyond Conference, Barbican, London 13th November 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Panel contribution to: BEYOND SKILLS: BUILDING A TRULY CREATIVE WORKFORCE

PANEL SESSION: What does it mean to prepare for the work of the future? What skills will be needed and is it true either that creativity is a core requirement or, indeed, that creative industries disciplines are more resistant to automation and artificial intelligence than many other sectors. What approaches to education are required for diversity and creative excellence to thrive and why does it matter?

> Hasan Bakhshi, Director, Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre
> Kate O'Connor, Co-Director, Creative Media Labs (Chair)
> Dr Doris Eikhof, Deputy Director, CAMEo Research Institute, University of
Leicester
> Amanda Murphy, Executive Producer, National Centre for Immersive Storytelling
> Professor Chris Speed, Design Informatics, University of Edinburgh

Beyond is the research and development (R&D) conference for the creative industries. Featuring leading thinkers and practitioners, Beyond will explore the dynamic relationship between research, academia and business innovation, bringing together business leaders, creatives, researchers, policy makers, journalists, funders and anyone with an interest in the future.

The Beyond conference programme will feature speaker sessions, panel discussions and thought-provoking presentations. There will also be video presentations to showcase the recently launched Creative Industries Cluster Programme and the National Centre for Immersive Storytelling.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://beyondconference.org/
 
Description Speed, Chris. When Things Have Wallets. Invited talk. 20th February 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited talk for the Thing Centred Design Course at TUDelft supported by Mozilla.
Thing-Centered Design is a way of researching and designing that looks into the creative possibilities as well as the ethical dilemmas of post-industrial design. The course offers a
toolbox of unconventional design methods that will complement your human-centered design skills and expand your ability to frame and solve problems
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://online-learning.tudelft.nl/courses/thing-centered-design/
 
Description Speed, Chris: An Internet of Things as Citizens, Conference Contribution, Holyrood's Connect Conference, Holyrood, Edinburgh. 27th June 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Scotland's refreshed digital strategy commits to designing and delivering 'digital public services around the needs of users'.
But how can we close the gap between policy, service design and delivery to unlock the transformational benefits digital affords?
Holyrood's 8th Annual Connect conference, Scotland's premier Public Sector ICT conference, brings together professionals from across Scotland and beyond to examine the latest developments, practice and innovation.
Using our redesigned format that features sessions co-designed with our speakers and delegates to ensure we cover the hottest topics, we will challenge our delegates to get involved, to pose questions, share ideas and learn from colleagues facing similar challenges. Attendance will give you the chance to develop your digital transformation strategy and to consider new approaches to how you redesign public service delivery.
Not only will you be able to meet with colleagues from across the public sector, you will also have the chance to meet some of the most innovative technology suppliers who will be on hand to answer your questions and to guide you through a whole technology.
This is a great opportunity to hear some of the most exciting case studies, create a strategic action plan to support your objectives and get a clearer understanding of the most innovative solutions available to the market.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://connect.holyrood.com/about-event
 
Description Speed, Cooke, Turner, Oosthuizen, Alcala: BitBaritsta Demonstration at FinTech Scotland conference, Dynamic Earth, 27 & 28 September 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Demonstration of Design Informatics prototypes - BitBarista and Kash cups at launch of Fintech Scotland conference. Competition between participants to understand the possibilities of blockchain and cryptocurrencies outside of the Fintech focus. Audience was influential business people and demonstrated Edinburgh University's pioneering research in this area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.fintech2017.co.uk/
 
Description Speed, Coulton & Jain: IoTUK PETRAS Conference session 3: How design fictions and future scenarios 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Speed, Coulton & Jain: IoTUK session 3: How design fictions and future scenarios can help to steer innovation in the Internet of Things. Panel session, Living in the Internet of Things: A PETRAS, IoTUK & IET Conference, Forum & Exhibition, IET, London 29/03/18

IoTUK session 3: How design fictions and future scenarios can help to steer innovation in the Internet of Things
Room: Riverside
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://events.theiet.org/petras/programme.cfm
 
Description Speed, Symons: Block Exchange workshop, School of Education, 27/10/17 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Speed, Symons: Block Exchange workshop, School of Education, 27/10/17. Block Exchange is a fast-paced workshop activity that will open minds to the future possibilities of value exchange. Using Lego to simulate the Blockchain participants will experiment with trading as economic models shift from the basic acquisition of resources, through a fluctuating market and finally into peer-to-peer trading of value where anything goes. Held at school of education to help explain potential digital futures for education.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://blockexchange.designinformatics.org/
 
Description Speed, Symons: Block Exchange workshop, Tesco Bank, 27/10/17 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Speed, Symons: Block Exchange workshop, Tesco Bank, 27/10/17. Block Exchange is a fast-paced workshop activity that will open minds to the future possibilities of value exchange. Using Lego to simulate the Blockchain participants will experiment with trading as economic models shift from the basic acquisition of resources, through a fluctuating market and finally into peer-to-peer trading of value where anything goes. Held at the offices of Tesco Bank as part of the Tesco Bank Mercury programme consultancy project which is a pioneering professional development plan for Tesco executives, and is a fantastic link between academia and business, allowing research to be taken forward by business.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://blockexchange.designinformatics.org/
 
Description Speed, Tallyn: Block Exchange workshop, CodeBase, Edinburgh, In collaboration with IoTUK / Digital Catapult. 8th December 2017. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Block Exchange is a fast-paced workshop activity that will open minds to the future possibilities of value exchange. Using Lego to simulate the Blockchain participants will experiment with trading as economic models shift from the basic acquisition of resources, through a fluctuating market and finally into peer-to-peer trading of value where anything goes. Held at the offices of Codebase - a Tech hub in Edinburgh. Demonstrated Edinburgh University's pioneering research to industrial practitioners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://blockexchange.designinformatics.org/
 
Description Speed: Chairing of Conference: Research Through Design, National Museum of Scotland, 22-24/03/17 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Speed: Chairing of Conference: Research Through Design, National Museum of Scotland, 22-24/03/17 The third edition of the conference was chaired by Chris Speed and Ian Lambert and was held at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, UK, 22-24 March 2017. The museum context provided an exciting venue for exploring new and emerging disciplines of making, and a unique opportunity for RTD conference exhibits to be juxtaposed with curated NMS artefacts and collections, challenging contemporary and future notions of value and expertise.
Through the theme 'New Disciplines of Making - Shared Knowledge in Doing', the 2017 chairs continued a discussion and debate exploring how the artefacts and processes of practice-based research can become tangible outcomes. The conference programme explored ideas around the nature of knowledge 'in doing', and how we 'unpick' tacit forms of knowledge arising from processes that are often intuitive and impulsive, and sometimes recognised only on reflection - when the process has ended.
33 out of 233 submissions were included in the final programme, after being peer-reviewed by members of the Programme Committee and reviewers in the growing RTD community.
The RTD 2017 incorporated a number of Provocations alongside presentations and discussions of exhibited work. Invited speakers at RTD included Prof. Elisa Giaccardi of TU Delft, and Azusa Murakami and Alexander Groves of Studio Swine. As the conference was hosted by NMS, there was rich opportunity to hold two panel discussions that brought museum curators into conversation with design researchers and practitioners about relationships between artefacts, research, and museum spaces.
A new addition to the format for RTD 2017 was a day of workshops, which created the opportunity for researcher-practitioners to be 'hands-on' in making and experimenting and new materials, engaging multiple areas of exploration including printmaking, sandcasting and mapping. More information on the workshops is here. Outputs from experimental making at each workshop were presented back to delegates during the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.researchthroughdesign.org/news/rtd-2017-new-disciplines-of-making-shared-knowledge-in-do...
 
Description Speed: From Smart Contracts to Distributed Autonomous Things. SICSA IoT Cyber Security, Edinburgh. 20/04/17 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Speed: From Smart Contracts to Distributed Autonomous Things. SICSA IoT Cyber Security, Edinburgh. 20/04/17. The Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA) is a collaboration of 14 Scottish Universities. SICSA promotes international excellence in University-led research, education, and knowledge exchange for Scottish Informatics and Computer Science
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Speed: Invited talk, "Stories with Artefacts" seminar, KTH, Sweden. 5/11/17 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Speed: Invited talk, "Stories with Artefacts" seminar, KTH, Sweden. 5/11/17
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Speed: Invited talk, FinBooks, FACT, Liverpool. 26/10/17 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited talk, FinBooks, Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, Liverpool. 26/10/17. Discussion of the Design Informatics Finbook project, FinBook is an algorithmic exploration which associates chapters of a book with financial robots (FinBots). As a creative provocation, the Finbook website presents the book as a market place in which the articles within it lose or gain money based upon the performance of stocks that they are associated with. This project explores current and future questions surrounding practices of commodification, cognitive labour and algorithmic trading.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://finbook.co.uk
 
Description Story Blocks 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This workshop is part of a series of events in which we will explore some of the principles of the blockchain in the context of storytelling. It is a fun way to learn more about the intricacies of digital currencies, but also to discuss and reimagine the future of collaborative writing and publishing.
This event will particularly focus on authenticity, validation and mining.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.designinformatics.org/node/380
 
Description Supermarket 2111 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact A knowledge exchange workshop involving the imagining and prototyping of future food products: their ideas and routes to market. The intention was to encourage groups of students (undergraduate design students and post-graduate nutritional science students) to consider the social, environmental, scientific and political contexts for our food through future food scenarios informed by the current research of the scientists at the Rowett Institute for Nutrition and Health and inspiration from contemporary news stories. The workshop was a joint initiative between Genomic Gastronomy (Leverhulme Supported Artist in Residences at the Rowett Institute), The Rowett Institute, Design in Action, Make (Aberdeen's Digital Fabrication Studio) and Gray's School of Art/ Robert Gordon University. The workshop broadened the knowledge of the students, served as an opportunity for interdisciplinary creativity, materials and processes, and the 3d printed outputs served as prototypes and probes for imagining alternative food futures and informed an issue of 'Food Phreaking' (Genomic Gastronomy output).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Talk - GeoAid - Exploring Smart Contracting for Humanitarian Aid Distribution 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk at RGS-IBG 2017 exploring Smart Contracting for Aid Distribution, 30 August. RGS IBG is a prestigious conference and demonstrated Edinburgh's pioneering research to an international audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk, Deloitte Digital, Design Collision Event - Reimagining Signage 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Spoke to Deloitte Digital marketing team about data driven innovation at Design Collision Event - Reimagining Signage
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk, HR Team for Heineken UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Spoke to the HR Team for Heinken UK about Blockchain
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk: Crossing Borders as part of FuturePlay Festival Edinburgh (Aug 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk: Crossing Borders as part of FuturePlay Festival Edinburgh (Aug 2017). As part of Future Play our co-director Chris Speed led a discussion on Designing for Near Futures with Bettina Nissen and Larissa Pschetz on the 17th August 11.30am. The short talks offered a glimpse into the near future of a society without money and biological civil war. The talk complimented our exhibition in the Design Informatics Pavilion which is free to enter everyday from the 3-26 August 11am-6pm.

The talk is part of the Future Play Sessions which were a diverse programme of talks, panels and showcases where artists, performers, experts and academics discuss and debate the latest trends, challenges and controversies in the worlds of art and tech. For more information and to book tickets visit the Future Play website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.designinformatics.org/node/489
 
Description Tallyn: Demonstration, BitBarista - Instantiation of Distributed Autonomous System, in Power 2.0: New Digital Geographies at RGS-IBG 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Tallyn: Demonstration, BitBarista - Instantiation of Distributed Autonomous System, in Power 2.0: New Digital Geographies at RGS-IBG 2017. RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2017. The 2017 Annual International Conference, held at the Royal Geographical Society in London, from Wednesday 30 August to Friday 1 September 2017. Discussion and demonstration of the BitBarista prototype which makes supply chains transparent to consumers and demonstrates the potential of autonomous economic agents.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Things2Things workshops, Design United Netherlands 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I co-organised the Things2Things workshops with the Design United team in the Netherlands:

Things2Things was a one-year-long project of the 3TU Industrial Design programs in the Netherlands that ran from January to October 2016. The project brought together a community of almost 50 professional designers and design researchers to explore the role of design thinking in creativity and innovation within the field of the Internet of Things. We have captured the key insights generated during the workshops in a booklet that we are launching at the Dutch Design Week, DRIVE Festival for Design and Innovation.

Anticipating a culture of small scale, distributed manufacturing, the workshop envisions a scenario in which people receive not software suggestions, but material artifacts that anticipate their daily needs. Over a period of 3 months, three families will play host to three networked 3D printers that 'print' artifacts meant to aid families in their daily practices. During the 3 months, participants in the final workshop will use readings from families' calendars in order to design objects for the families, which will then be sent over the Internet to the 3D printers. During the workshop, participants will discuss, evaluate and create new design concepts in light of the diaries families are asked to maintain about their experiences with these unusual material artifacts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://things2things.nl/
 
Description UK Digital Economy Crucible 2016, London Skills Lab 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk to discuss the roll of value constellations in mapping research relationships across projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://cherish-de.uk/crucible/
 
Description Workshop, Block Exchange - Exploring the Blockchain through Lego at Franklin Templeton Global Investors Limited 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Ran a workshop for Franklin Templeton Global Investors Limited. Workshop is called Block Exchange, exploring the Blockchain through Lego.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://blockexchange.designinformatics.org/
 
Description Workshop, Block Exchange - Exploring the Blockchain through Lego for Scottish Enterprise 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Ran a workshop for Scottish Enterprise called Block Exchange that explores Blockchain through the use of Lego pieces.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://blockexchange.designinformatics.org/