Cyber Security of the Internet of Things

Lead Research Organisation: University of Edinburgh
Department Name: Edinburgh College of Art

Abstract

Today we use many objects not normally associated with computers or the internet. These include gas meters and lights in our homes, healthcare devices, water distribution systems and cars. Increasingly, such objects are digitally connected and some are transitioning from cellular network connections (M2M) to using the internet: e.g. smart meters and cars - ultimately self-driving cars may revolutionise transport. This trend is driven by numerous forces. The connection of objects and use of their data can cut costs (e.g. allowing remote control of processes) creates new business opportunities (e.g. tailored consumer offerings), and can lead to new services (e.g. keeping older people safe in their homes).

This vision of interconnected physical objects is commonly referred to as the Internet of Things. The examples above not only illustrate the vast potential of such technology for economic and societal benefit, they also hint that such a vision comes with serious challenges and threats. For example, information from a smart meter can be used to infer when people are at home, and an autonomous car must make quick decisions of moral dimensions when faced with a child running across on a busy road. This means the Internet of Things needs to evolve in a trustworthy manner that individuals can understand and be comfortable with. It also suggests that the Internet of Things needs to be resilient against active attacks from organised crime, terror organisations or state-sponsored aggressors.

Therefore, this project creates a Hub for research, development, and translation for the Internet of Things, focussing on privacy, ethics, trust, reliability, acceptability, and security/safety: PETRAS, (also suggesting rock-solid foundations) for the Internet of Things. The Hub will be designed and run as a 'social and technological platform'. It will bring together UK academic institutions that are recognised international research leaders in this area, with users and partners from various industrial sectors, government agencies, and NGOs such as charities, to get a thorough understanding of these issues in terms of the potentially conflicting interests of private individuals, companies, and political institutions; and to become a world-leading centre for research, development, and innovation in this problem space.

Central to the Hub approach is the flexibility during the research programme to create projects that explore issues through impactful co-design with technical and social science experts and stakeholders, and to engage more widely with centres of excellence in the UK and overseas. Research themes will cut across all projects: Privacy and Trust; Safety and Security; Adoption and Acceptability; Standards, Governance, and Policy; and Harnessing Economic Value. Properly understanding the interaction of these themes is vital, and a great social, moral, and economic responsibility of the Hub in influencing tomorrow's Internet of Things. For example, a secure system that does not adequately respect privacy, or where there is the mere hint of such inadequacy, is unlikely to prove acceptable. Demonstrators, like wearable sensors in health care, will be used to explore and evaluate these research themes and their tension. New solutions are expected to come out of the majority of projects and demonstrators, many solutions will be generalisable to problems in other sectors, and all projects will produce valuable insights. A robust governance and management structure will ensure good management of the research portfolio, excellent user engagement and focussed coordination of impact from deliverables.

The Hub will further draw on the expertise, networks, and on-going projects of its members to create a cross-disciplinary language for sharing problems and solutions across research domains, industrial sectors, and government departments. This common language will enhance the outreach, development, and training activities of the Hub.

Publications

10 25 50
publication icon
Elsden C (2019) Searching for an OxChain: Co-designing blockchain applications for charitable giving in Ubiquity: The Journal of Pervasive Media

publication icon
Khairuddin I (2019) BlocKit

publication icon
Nissen B (2018) GeoCoin

publication icon
Pschetz L (2017) Bitbarista

publication icon
Pschetz L (2017) Bitbarista

publication icon
Speed C (2019) Designing New Socio-Economic Imaginaries in The Design Journal

publication icon
Speed C (2019) Editorial in Ubiquity: The Journal of Pervasive Media

publication icon
Speed C (2017) Data and the City

publication icon
Speed C (2017) Centre for design informatics in interactions

publication icon
Tallyn E (2018) The Ethnobot

publication icon
Tallyn E (2018) The Ethnobot

publication icon
Tallyn E (2018) Exploring Machine Autonomy and Provenance Data in Coffee Consumption A Field Study of Bitbarista in Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction

 
Title BitBarista 
Description Bitbarista serves you coffee in exchange for a Bitcoin contribution towards its future coffee supply. The coffee beans used to make your coffee served will have been selected collectively by previous customers. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact Initial studies of BitBarista with 42 participants reveal challenges of designing for connected systems, particularly in terms of perceptions of data gathering and sharing, as well as assumptions generated by current models of consumption. A discussion is followed by a series of suggestions for increasing positive attitudes towards data use in interactive systems. 
URL https://www.designinformatics.org/research_output/bitbarista-2/
 
Title BitBarista: Autonomous Bitcoin Coffee Machine 
Description BitBarista is a technical probe designed and built to explore perceptions of value transactions with a new Internet of Things device. It's comprised of a hacked Delonghi coffee machine, enhanced with a Raspberry Pi which reads signals from the coffee machines sensors, controls its functions, and connects it to the Internet. BitBarista is also equipped with its own Bitcoin account. It serves coffee in exchange for a Bitcoin contribution towards its next coffee supply. The coffee beans used by the machine will have been selected collectively by previous customers. The interaction begins with the machine displaying data on the state of coffee-producing countries looking for information on climate, work conditions, political situation, infrastructure, price stability and demand, which the machine purportedly browses online. From this data the machine selects top-ranked options for coffee beans in 4 categories: best quality, lowest price, lowest environmental impact and highest social responsibility. It then offers users the opportunity to choose one of these options for its next supply, and customers pay for their coffee accordingly. After the purchase, a new screen situates the choice within the pool of choices previously made, all anonymised, displaying the supply most likely to be ordered next. The machine also presents some autonomous features: it can order coffee and reward customers for helping with its maintenance, e.g. by refilling coffee beans, filling its water tank, and cleaning out used coffee grounds. When Bitbarista detects that a maintenance task needs performing, it will request help from customers and offer either free coffee or a payment in Bitcoin in return. Bitbarista is fitted with a small camera, enabling it to read smart codes for Bitcoin transactions, so that it can make payments to customers' Bitcoin wallets. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact BitBarista has formed an integral part of a study on initial perceptions of data transactions with a new Internet of Things device. It has been used in a multitude of talks and presentations, to explain and demonstrate the potential of Bitcoin, and IoT devices. It is now part of a further study in which it will be situated in series of office spaces, to gather perceptions of longer term use. 
URL https://iotuk.org.uk/bitbarista/
 
Title Block Exchange: Blockchain workshop, online Toolkit 
Description Block Exchange is a fast-paced workshop activity intended to open minds to alternative means of value exchange. Using Lego to simulate the Blockchain, participants 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. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Block Exchange toolkit has been used to support a series of Block Exchange workshops (all recorded on Research Fish), including a kick-off event for EPSRC new funding call for developing DLT's. It is under a CC BY license and is available for anyone to use. 
URL http://blockexchange.designinformatics.org
 
Title Karma Kettles 
Description Karma Kettles is a game which looks at how we might store and trade energy in the future. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact The Karma Kettles show the state of the grid in terms of produced and stored energy and the teams receive karma points according to their decisions of storing, using or giving energy back to the grid. However, all is not straightforward! Giving energy back when the grid has peaked can result in a negative karma. 
 
Description We explored Smart Transactions in Public Spaces.

Many models for the internet of things are based upon domestic settings. We were interested in understanding how IoT will develop as moves into public spaces.

Our deliverables were to develop:
User centred prototypes that offer secure models for value transactions between a wide variety of stakeholders and IoT devices in public spaces. 
Ethnographic studies of social, cultural and economic value transactions in public spaces.
Maps of value constellations within public spaces.
Technical platforms to support secure value transactions in dynamic economic environments.
User centred design solutions that are accessible and easy to use.
User centred, iterative testing in public spaces.

Our deliverables were:
A BitCoin Coffee machine which represents our first user centred prototype: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aac3Vx54F6E
And we completed extensive user studies of different social / public sites.
A chatbot that uses NLP to support ethnographic practice in outdoor settings: https://www.designinformatics.org/research_output/the-ethnobot/

Ethnographic studies using a variety of methods (interviews, workshops, technology probes) in public spaces such as parks and festivals, provided insight into the value constellations across which transactions are established and normalised. In this context, the project is understanding issues of security, privacy, technical infrastructure and convenience. This phase has involved collaborations with the following partners: RBS, Royal Highland Show.
Exploitation Route Our study of privacy, security, consent, interoperability and flexibility toward adoption provided important contributions to commercial, civic and academic knowledge on how better to design for public outdoor contexts. Partners included RBS, the Royal Highland Show, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and the Edinburgh Festivals.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Construction,Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Financial Services, and Management Consultancy,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Retail

URL https://www.petrashub.org/portfolio-item/smart-transactions-in-public-spaces/
 
Description The BitCoin Coffee machine proved popular in public contexts and it is a powerful demonstrator of how Bitcoin, Bitcoin wallets and how the Blockchain works. Public presentations of the machine are associated with the Block Exchange workshop that is linked to the PETRAS work and the ESRC project After Money. The Ethnobot continues to be used for public events to help people understand NLP technology.
First Year Of Impact 2017
Sector Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections
Impact Types Cultural

 
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
 
Description Research Centre meeting between Design Informatics and BBC R&D 
Organisation British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The two R&D teams from The Centre for Design Informatics, University of Edinburgh and R&D BBC, met in Media City to show and tell their respective research 'play books'. From Edinburgh: Prof. Chris Speed, Chair of Design Informatics, Design Informatics, Uni Edinburgh Dr. Ewa Luger, Chancellors Fellow, Design Informatics, Uni Edinburgh Prof. Burkhard Schafer, Professor of Computational Legal Theory, Director, SCRIPT Centre for IT and IP Law, Uni Edinburgh Dr. Larissa Pschetz, Lecturer, Design Informatics, Uni Edinburgh Dr. Dave Murray-Rust, Lecturer, Design Informatics, Uni Edinburgh Dr. Susan Lechelt, Research Associate (Creative Informatics), Design Informatics, Uni Edinburgh Dr. Pip Thornton, Research Associate (Creative Informatics), Design Informatics, Uni Edinburgh Liam Upton, Marketing and Comms for Creative Informatics, Design Informatics, Uni Edinburgh Nicola Osborne, Programme Manager, (Creative Informatics), Design Informatics, Uni Edinburgh Michaela Turner, Business Development Manager, (Creative Informatics), Design Informatics, Uni Edinburgh Dr. Evan Morgan, Senior Research Developer, Design Informatics, Uni Edinburgh Dr. Chris Elsden, Research Associate (Creative Informatics), Design Informatics, Edinburgh College of Art* Dr. Michael Smyth, Co-Director Creative Informatics, Edinburgh Napier University Dr. Ingi Helgason, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Interaction Design, Edinburgh Napier University Prof.Chris Speed: presenting an overview of Design Informatics & Creative Informatics Ewa: Data, privacy and ethics Dave Murray-Rust: Social computing and data viz Larissa Pschetz: Interaction design for decentralised networks
Collaborator Contribution From the BBC: Natasha Westland (Intelligible ML tools) Max Leonard (BBC Box/Databox - working with Re Jones) https://www.bbc.co.uk/rd/blog/2019-06-bbc-box-personal-data-privacy Alex Nelson , on behalf of Lianne Kerlin (Human Values) Libby Miller and Tim Cowlishaw (Tellybox prototypes, Better Radio Experiences, A Better Internet...) https://www.bbc.co.uk/rd/projects/public-service-internet https://www.bbc.co.uk/rd/blog/2018-10-artificial-intelligence-archive-television-bbc4 https://www.bbc.co.uk/rd/projects/responsible-machine-learning https://www.bbc.co.uk/rd/blog/2019-01-tellybox-content-discovery-video-watch Matt Brooks (Object-based Media) https://www.bbc.co.uk/rd/projects/object-based-media-toolkit https://storyplayer.pilots.bbcconnectedstudio.co.uk/experience/click1000 Alia Sheikh (360/VR) https://www.bbc.co.uk/rd/blog/2017-08-explore-the-edinburgh-festivals-using-360-video-and-webvr https://www.bbc.co.uk/taster/pilots/edinburgh360 James Gibson (5G Augmented Reality Roman Baths demo) https://www.bbc.co.uk/rd/blog/2019-02-5g-mobile-augmented-reality-bath
Impact TeenTech workshop was a direct outcome, Further work on Values and value is ongoing.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Royal Bank of Scotland with the PETRAS 
Organisation Royal Bank of Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Smart Contracting in Public Spaces project is located within the Ambient Environments Constellation, and sets out to better understand the value constellations that occur between the stakeholders who inhabit and move through public urban environments. Working with the Royal Bank of Scotland's Open Experience (OX) team who deliver innovation and design thinking to banking products and services, and the RBS Innovation Engineering team who develop advanced technical platforms to support services, the research team will develop user-centred solutions to support secure, easy to use prototypes for value transactions public spaces.
Collaborator Contribution We will use design methods to explore user adoption and accessibility of various forms of contract, informed by research in a range of technologies including centralised and distributed services. Throughout, we will work with the participants recruited from the public who regularly use parks and events such as festival, to design and prototype platforms of exchange that emerge from participatory workshops. By working closely with these groups, we examine whether distributed ledger technologies are relevant platforms to offer trust and security between complex networks of consumers and vendors, and anticipate the implication of the EU Payment Services Directive 2. The research will provide new insights for policy makers that complement the UK Treasury's preliminary consultation on Digital Currencies.
Impact Pschetz, L,. Tallyn, E.,  Gianni, R., Speed, C. (forthcoming) BitBarista: Exploring Perceptions of Data Transactions in the Internet of Things. In Proceedings of CHI '17
Start Year 2016
 
Description Workshop at the Alan Turing Institute 
Organisation Alan Turing Institute
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Conducted a workshop, BlockExchange at the ATI in January 2017. Prof Chris Speed (PI, OxChain) and Kate Symons (Research Associate, OxChain) conducted the workshop.
Collaborator Contribution The workshop provides a light overview of the concepts of peer-to-peer exchange and distributed ledgers in a video presentation and uses Lego bricks to make tangible the very intangible aspects of how the Blockchain works. Participants use the Lego to experiment with peer-to-peer trading and create a tangible blockchain to record their trades in a game-like activity played out in 3 stages. It culminates with a session on innovating and presenting new ideas in this area.
Impact This workshop was part of Engineering Applications of 'Blockchain' Technologies, held by the ATI. The purpose was to share ideas and make connections.
Start Year 2017
 
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 ) Invited talk: 'Apocalyptic Design: Exploring More Human Agency in Distributed Networks.' HCID Open Day "Design for Good" 
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: 'Apocalyptic Design: Exploring More Human Agency in Distributed Networks.' HCID Open Day "Design for Good". 18th June. Centre for Human Computer Interaction Design at City, University of London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://hcidopenday.co.uk/speakers/chris-speed/
 
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 Academics warn of the dangers of too much tech in your house, The Metro 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 08/06/2019 Academics warn of the dangers of too much tech in your house, The Metro
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://metro.co.uk/2019/06/06/academics-warn-of-the-dangers-of-too-much-tech-in-your-house-9839873/...
 
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 Architecture and the Platform Economy: Avoiding an apocalypse. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact McMeel, D., Speed, C. (2019) Architecture and the Platform Economy: Avoiding an apocalypse. RGS-IBG AC2019 papers in session Convivial knowledges: commoning and interdependence. London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://conference.rgs.org/AC2019/9
 
Description B-IoT Active travel workshop: a focussed workshop to explore location taxonomies and leveraging verified location data in smart contracts 
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 workshop was intended to work through a number of key issues for the B-IoT active travel project with a small number of researchers with experience in this area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description B-IoT knowledge exchange workshop with professionals working in improving active travel 
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 workshop explored how divergent views of future travel within cities can be brought together to find commonalities and produce a combined vision of the future. It also looked at how new technologies: digital ledgers and smart contracts that provide verified location data, might be harnessed to provide solutions to achieve this preferred future. The aim was part knowledge exchange, between the research team and professional working within active travel, and to test out and progress ideas and hypothesis within the research project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.designinformatics.org/news/future-visions-of-active-travel-in-edinburgh/
 
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 BIMA Roundtable Data & Creativity 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact In a time when data is available to be used ever more creatively, our next BIMA Roundtable event will explore the biggest challenges and opportunities facing agencies working within this space.



As usual, the session will be opened with insights and observations from those best placed within the sector - CreateFuture's Strategy Director, Nathan Fulwood, alongside Creative Informatics Programme Director, Chris Speed. Their provocations will lead an open discussion, held under Chatham House rules.


Top levels ideas to be explored will include:


- How can we best make use of data within the creative process?
- What is the role of data in supporting the "creative spark"? Does it empower or impede creativity?
- How can big data and AI further support creative ideas and advance them to the next, previously unimagined level?
- Where is the line between creepy and cool?



Who should attend?


This event is for BIMA members and of particular interest to technical directors, those working on creative digital projects and those within tech start-ups. If you are not a BIMA member and would like to attend please contact rachelarthur@bima.co.uk.



About Nathan



Nathan is one of the founders and Strategy Director of CreateFuture, a creative consultancy working with Adidas, Expedia, The Macallan and others on brand, marketing and product design. He has been working in digital innovation and delivery since the internet came on a CD.



About Chris



Prof Chris Speed is Chair of Design Informatics at University of Edinburgh and leads on Creative Informatics, a new research and development programme that aims to bring Edinburgh's world-class creative industries and tech sector together, utilising data and data-driven technologies to develop ground-breaking new products, businesses and experiences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bima-scotland-tech-director-innovators-roundtable-between-creepy-cool...
 
Description BitBarista in the Edinburgh Digital Entertainment Festival 
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 Work by Design Informatics is showcased at the Edinburgh Digital Entertainment Festival, 4-28 August 2016.
The Design Informatics exhibition, Living with Data, is displayed in a Pavilion produced by Biomorphis architects. It features a range of products and experiences which look to the future:
In this demo we introduce Bitbarista, a coffee machine that exemplifies a new approach to data access and usage for the design of IoT devices. Bitbarista is connected to the Internet and attempts to communicate complex data processes, gathering consistent information on the state of coffee producing countries. It reveals the social, environmental, qualitative and economic aspects of coffee supply chains affecting end-prices, of which consumers are often unaware. Bitbarista allows people to choose a source of future coffee beans for the machine, and situates their choices within the pool of decisions previously made. In doing so, it places customers within the complexity of factors involved in coffee production, distribution and purchase. The aim is to expose this complexity in order to re-engage users in the market forces that influence and are driven by their choices, providing a positive experience of data display, usage and sharing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.ed.ac.uk/informatics/news-events/recentnews/design-informatics-at-the-festival
 
Description Bitbarista: early results of study exploring perceptions of transactions in the Internet of Things 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A short talk presenting early results from a study of initial perceptions of Bitbarista and transactions with an IoT device. This was given at EPSRC funded PETRAS hub event: 2nd User Partner Workshop on November 11th. The PETRAS research hub has 48 user partners, from industry and government, who are involved in both PETRAS research activities and shaping the agenda and direction. The purpose of this workshop event was to enable user partners to learn about work across the 9 research institutions involved in the project, and provide an opportunity for researchers and user partners to discuss work and develop new collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Block Exchange workshop 
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 Block Exchange is a fast-paced workshop activity intended to open minds to alternative means of value exchange. Using Lego to simulate the Blockchain, participants 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.

This was run as part of an information event for an EPSRC call for project proposals on the development of new applications for DLT's. The intention of this event was to inspire new thinking on potential applications, and to bring together new collaborations between academic researchers and industry partners around innovative new concepts, that would lead to new research proposals.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://blockexchange.designinformatics.org
 
Description Block Exchange workshop 
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 Block Exchange is a fast-paced workshop activity intended to open minds to alternative means of value exchange. Using Lego to simulate the Blockchain, participants 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.

This event was part of Dundee Design Festival, and was part of an all day session titled: Design Revolution: Innovative Cities and Business (see http://www.dundeedesignfestival.com). It was open to the public, but required online sign-up. Several of the participants were students from the University of Dundee and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design. The intention was to communicate the potential of Blockchain and other DLT's, and new forms of value exchange more generally, and stimulate new thinking on what this could mean for individuals, designers and technologists.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://blockexchange.designinformatics.org
 
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 Co-Designing with Things - ScotSoft conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 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.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://scotsoft.scot/speakers/chris-speed/
 
Description Co-creating value in the digital economy, Invited Talk Censis Conference 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Understanding value within digital economies is now a challenge for any organisation as the representation of value is no longer restricted to money, but to the values that a product or a service means to the consumer according to the data that is exchanged. In this sense, people are not only using money to buy things that they value, they are using data to co-create value alongside social, political and environmental values. Designing the flow of data can better support organisations' ability to anticipate how the values that are associated with products and services can be better articulated.

Chris's talk will be supported by design case studies from funded projects that have produced prototype products, services and workshop methods that enable research partners to anticipate how data can be used to co-create value.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://censis.org.uk/censis_tech_summit/6th-technology-summit/speakers-2019/
 
Description Cryptonews: Hairdryers and Kettles as Blockchain-Based Provocations 
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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Cryptonews: Hairdryers and Kettles as Blockchain-Based Provocations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://cryptonews.com/exclusives/hairdryers-and-kettles-as-blockchain-based-provocations-4969.htm
 
Description Cultural Value Scoping Project - Workshop, 18 January, Edinburgh 
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 Invited to take part in the workshop and present work on How to develop new insights and test risky ideas.
The central question of this workshop - organised as part of the AHRC Cultural Value Scoping Project - is how academics, and cultural value scholarship more broadly, would stand to benefit from the existence of an entity dedicated to research and analysis into cultural value; inversely, what academics would have to contribute to this cross-sector platform.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.kcl.ac.uk/Cultural/-/Projects/CulturalValueScoping.aspx
 
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 DMA - Value of Data: Co-creating value in the digital economy / Parliamentary Reception, Scottish Parliament 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Shifting values: An introduction to the value of data in a digital economy

Our first whitepaper of the campaign is authored by University of Edinburgh academics Professors Chris Speed and Ewa Luger.

The work takes you through the key topics underpinning our quest to help you - and the customers you serve - value data:

The evolution of tech in marketing, and what this means for data and the customer
Growing our understanding of the flow of data
Value chains and value constellations
Designing value
The ethical data solution
The ethical use of data
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://dma.org.uk/article/value-of-data
 
Description Data Play - 2019 Fringe Pavilion Exhibition 
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 The Design Informatics Pavilion is a pop-up exhibition space designed by biomorphis architects featuring a range of objects and experiences that invite you to step into the future. The exhibition will be interactive, mixing design with technology and exploring a number of themes aimed at provoking discussions on what it means to "design with data". The Pavilion will feature work from the research centre, Design Informatics Masters students and Tesco Bank who have been collaborating with us on their Mercury project for the second year running.

This year's Pavilion will stretch out into the new courtyard outside the Bayes Centre which is the University of Edinburgh's Data-Driven Innovation Hub hosted by the College of Science and Engineering.

The Pavilion will be supplemented by our newly launched events and exhibition space- Inspace; a collaborative hub where data meets creativity. It's a cultural space that connects and supports people around academic research, data and technology. Design Informatics will host a number of workshops in the space and also feature an after hours exhibition, Data Lates, of projection work across the windows of Inspace featuring work from Jake Elwes, Brightside Studios, Benjamin Bach, Asad Khan, Patricia Wu Wu, Dara Etefaghi, Pip Thornton and Ray Interactive.

For more details on each of the projects follow the links below.



Open daily 2- 26 August

Data Play- Bayes Centre Courtyard, 11am-6pm. Free entry

Data Lates- Inspace City Screen, Potterrow, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB, 9pm-4am. Free entry

Events- Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, EH8 9AB. Free entry but sign up is essential, see individual events for times



Exhibition Identity: Peak15

Architect: biomorphis

Design Informatics and the Pavilion is supported by Edinburgh College of Art and the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh and is part of the Fringe. Also thanks to EPSRC and Creative Informatics for their support.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.designinformatics.org/event/data-play/
 
Description Data is the new oil: Rise of the internet connected smart products means our private information is increasingly valuable to companies, experts warn 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 06/06/2019 Data is the new oil: Rise of the internet connected smart products means our private information is increasingly valuable to companies, experts warn, The Daily Mail
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-7111575/Our-data-valuable-oil-expert-warns.html
 
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 Informatics 'Living with Data' show at the Edinburgh Digital Entertainment Festival - BitBarista Demonstratio 
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 Title: BitBarista
Artist: Rory Gianni, Ella Tallyn, Mark Kobine, Larissa Pschetz (Design Informatics)
BitBarista is an example of an Internet of Things device, one of a growing number of devices connected to the internet that can collect, exchange and use data. BitBarista uses Bitcoin currency enabling customers to engage with this new form of transaction that can move beyond currency into new types of value exchange.

BitBarista is a Delonghi home coffee machine that has been enhanced by the addition of a Raspberry Pi computer which interfaces with the coffee machine enabling the computer to control its functions. BitBarista has its own Bitcoin account, so it can accept and make Bitcoin payments. This means that customers can pay for coffee in Bitcoin, and BitBarista can also make Bitcoin payments to customers in return for maintenance tasks such as refilling the water or cleaning away coffee grinds. The idea is that BitBarista becomes semi-autonomous, trading with customers to take care of its own maintenance requirements.
The Edinburgh Digital Entertainment Festival (4-27 August 2016) is to launch this year as a new face on the Fringe circuit, the festival "presented by Riverside Studios, brings together the worlds of arts, entertainment and technology - to showcase the best of what is happening right now and provoke the conversation about what comes next." The festival will take place on George Square and the Assembly Rooms this August and we are delighted that Design Informatics and the University of Edinburgh, ECA will be taking part.

We will be showing work by Design Informatics researchers and Masters students in a specially commissioned structure by Biomorphis architects. A range of products and experiences will be shown that invite you to live a little further into the future, looking at the theme of Living with Data. Come and get married for 15 minutes with our smart contracting app, have a cuppa from the bitcoin coffee machine and try out intelligent furniture.

The Design Informatics Pavilion has been designed by Pierre Forissier from Edinburgh based, Biomorphis architects and Mark Kobine. Interested in how digital technology could be used to design a modular structure, Pierre wrote an algorithm to generate different cellular divisions to form the surface of the structure. Using a CNC router (Computer Numerical Control) pairs of sheets are assembled to form modular cassettes; the double layered skin constantly changes the view of the interior or exterior as you move. Prefabricated off site, and assembled quickly on site, the final pavilion demonstrates how computer algorithms are helping designers develop parametric architecture which is strong, light weight but evocative to the eye.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.designinformatics.org/node/438
 
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 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 From / With / By Data Talk for SiREN conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact sIREN is a student-led research network established in 2016 by PhD students in Edinburgh College of Art, the University of Edinburgh. It aims to provide support and training for research students and staff concerning interdisciplinary research, as well as to create dialogue between several fields and promote new perceptions of research based on diverse methodological approaches.

Work was presented from a series of research projects that explore Designing From / With / By Data
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.siren.eca.ed.ac.uk/2016/10/25/chris-speed-designing-from-with-by-data/
 
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 Distributed Autonomous Futures invited talk at sIREN 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited to talk at the third sIREN (student-led Interdisciplinary REsearch Network) seminar workshop 'Managing Digital Data Across Disciplines' on Friday, 27th January 2017, 9-12 am

This seminar workshop will explore the theme of managing digital data across disciplines. It will invite four speakers from across the University of Edinburgh and the University of Newcastle. Keynote speakers will present part of their own research activities related to methods, strategies and challenges when undertaking interdisciplinary research. The aim of the workshop is to enhance knowledge and skills and to open up the discussion to participants.

Presented work on DAO's Blockchain / Bitcoin
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.siren.eca.ed.ac.uk
 
Description Five predictions for the future of money 
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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Five predictions for the future of money
Financial experts discuss what the future holds for money, exploring how traditional forms of capital and how we use them will evolve in the years to come.
March 15, 2019

Raconteur was founded on the conviction that the intelligent mass still value focused, high-quality content, expertly produced and beautifully designed. In an era when publishers are suffering from declining margins and forced to cut corners on their products, we have stubbornly gone against the tide and been resolutely committed to the strength of old publishing values such as editorship, quality long-form journalism, eye-catching design and striking photography. That's why we obsess over cover illustrations, specialise in data journalism and infographics and only work with the most well-renowned editors, journalists and leading opinion makers - giving them the time and space to really tell stories and investigate areas in a leading way that matter in the 21st century.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.raconteur.net/finance/predictions-future-money
 
Description Fried, Tallyn, Speed. Ethnobot toward Edinburgh City Council's Public Art Research Project 
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 Partner: Edinburgh City Council; Culture-Lisa Kapur
Edinburgh City Council; Across divisions of: Culture, Maintenance, Planning, Policy, Digital Innovations.
Galleries: City Art Centre, Fruit Market gallery, Northern Edinburgh Arts
Other Organizations: Leith Creative, Edinburgh Arts Festival, Edinburgh World Heritage
University Of Edinburgh: Edinburgh College of Art-Sculpture (Kenny Hunter), Traces: Transmitting Contentious Cultural Heritage with the Arts, Social Anthropology (Neil Thin) , University of Edinburgh Art Collections (Liv Laumench), Arteilier: Creative Arts and Social Sciences Networks
Scottish Artists: I would like to list them, but don't think I should for research anonymity. Maybe Prominent Scottish artists.

Research Conducted:

1. One on One Interviews with Stakeholders ( 31 conducted in Total, Open ended interview to research and define the problem space)
2. CO-Design Public Art Work Shops To bring Multiple Stakeholders together to examine tension in Design Play (Articulate Problem Space questions and focus, see below for details); Jan 31 and Feb 7
3. Ethnobot Experiment with Stakeholders (Apply Ethnobot Methodology to Service Design Problems to provide solutions to the problems that developed form previous research, see below for details); Conducted Over the Months of April, May and June.


Public Art in the city of Edinburgh - collaborative discussion, City Art Centre, Wednesday 31 January 2018/ Wednesday 7 February 2018
We would like to invite you to take part in a collaborative discussion on public art in the city of Edinburgh. This is part of a research process to foster understanding and to lead towards future improvements.
The research project, which is supported by the Scottish Graduate School of Arts and Humanities in partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council, is looking at the key factors that influence public art practice in the city of Edinburgh, including funding, legislation, policy and planning as well as what needs to be in place to ensure that local settings are beneficial to the development of public art
This two hour session will be a workshop led by Hector Fried, researcher, with input from academic and sectoral colleagues. We are running the session twice, in order to allow maximum participation. Please click on the doodle link below to indicate which session you will attend:
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Future Festivals 2050 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Smart Transactions in Public Spaces (STiPS) is part of the PETRAS Iot Hub, see https://www.petrashub.org. Within STiPS the aim is to explore the particular challenges of developing systems for secure, low-friction, transactions in public spaces. In this workshop we are interested in exploring not only in the exchange of monetary currency, but also in the concept of trading data and personal information, where the line between data and currency blurs, and data becomes currency. As well as the explicit exchanges taking place between people, we are also interested in the trading and transfer of data taking place between devices and systems, of which people are generally unaware, but which forms part of this complex web of data transactions.

In the STiPS project so far we have begun to map out the practices and transactions currently taking place in a series of ethnographic studies, and have explored reactions to the BitBarista a hacked coffee machine that sells coffee for Bitcoin. We are looking to move into adopting technology developed at the RBS that may support new data transaction systems.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GeoPact Demonstration at Intelligent Connected Things conference 2020 
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 The GeoPact team (Design Informatics and SEStrans) participated in the inaugural 'Intelligent Connected Things' (ICoT) conference, held at Edinburgh University on February 27th. ICoT is a space for research teams with applied IoT systems and prototypes to connect with a range of industrial and commercial organisations. Attendees were offered hands-on experience of the latest developments in AI applied to IoT, which will help them understand the future of intelligent connected things and how this could impact their organisation. See https://icot.ed.ac.uk for further details.

We demonstrated the GeoPact technology at one of the conference stands, and enabled hands-on participation for conference attendees. For more information on the GeoPact system see https://www.designinformatics.org/research_project/geopact/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://icot.ed.ac.uk
 
Description GeoPact Demonstration at Living in the Internet of Things: Realising the Socioeconomic Benefits of an Interconnected World conference 
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 2nd Living in the IoT Conference combines academic research with industry case studies, demonstrating safeguards for IoT cybersecurity as well as exploring critical issues in privacy, ethics, trust, reliability, acceptability and security. It took place on 1st and 2nd May 2019 at the IET (Institute of Engineering and Technology) Savoy Place, London.

Living in the IoT was intended to provide invaluable insight into how society can benefit from the power of interconnected devices and industry improve efficiency whilst every domain remain safe, secure and resilient.

GeoPact system was demonstrated as part of this conference on May 2nd, and enabled attendees to have a hands-on experience of the technology and discuss is potential applications and impact with the research team. See https://www.designinformatics.org/research_project/geopact/ for more information about the GeoPact system
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.iotevents.org/event/living-in-the-iot-2019-realising-the-socioeconomic-benefits-of-an-in...
 
Description GeoPact Demonstrator Pilot (B-IoT and TRaM) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact GeoPact is a demonstration of new location verification and smart contract technologies that enables participants to physically play through the use of these technologies and gain a better understanding of their workings and potential. Participants used a prototype version of the GeoPact system to fulfil a location-based smart contract through a "body-storming" process in which they physically enacted a prescribed scenario. In this scenario participants collected various items using a smart-box, from a number of smart-stations located in an indoor space. Participants completed the GeoPact demonstration and then took part in a small focus group session to in which they were invited to discuss their experiences of the demonstration, and reflect on how they imagine these technologies might play a role in future everyday activities. The aim of this pilot event was to assess both the GeoPact prototype, and the overall experience and focus group session in order to improve these for future events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description GeoPact Demonstrator at The University of Edinburgh 
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 The GeoPact Demonstrator was exhibited at The University of Edinburgh for 2 days, where students, staff and members of the public were invited to participate and find out more about the project. As part of this event researchers also led focus group discussions to explore participants attitudes and ideas for future applications in more detail.

Data produced by IoT smart objects have the potential to unlock a mass of new digital services. However, it can be difficult to ensure the validity and security of these data. GeoPact is a fusion of IoT and Blockchain that provides security and trust around location data produced by smart objects. This demonstration showcases GeoPact as part of a system of integrated software and hardware components that enables participation in a fully functioning, location-based smart contract. For this demonstration we have created an example contract that uses portable IoT lock boxes that communicate via bluetooth and whose operations are governed by the smart contracts which participants can execute as they move around. The experience enables participants to enact and explore the specific operations and dynamics of a working smart contract and consider potential implications and applications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.designinformatics.org/event/geopact-demonstration/
 
Description GeoPact Demonstrator at The University of Warwick 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact The GeoPact Demonstrator was exhibited at The University of Warwick for 2 days as part of the PETRAS Hub, IoT-TRAM (Transport and Mobility) project , where students, staff and members of the public were invited to participate and find out more about GeoPact.

Data produced by IoT smart objects have the potential to unlock a mass of new digital services. However, it can be difficult to ensure the validity and security of these data. GeoPact is a fusion of IoT and Blockchain that provides security and trust around location data produced by smart objects. This demonstration showcases GeoPact as part of a system of integrated software and hardware components that enables participation in a fully functioning, location-based smart contract. For this demonstration we have created an example contract that uses portable IoT lock boxes that communicate via bluetooth and whose operations are governed by the smart contracts which participants can execute as they move around. The experience enables participants to enact and explore the specific operations and dynamics of a working smart contract and consider potential implications and applications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description GeoPact Demonstrator at the Tate Modern, London 
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 The GeoPact demonstrator was part of an interactive display at the Tate Exchange, where visitors to the exhibition were invited to take part in the demonstration, and discuss their thoughts and ideas with the GeoPact research team. GeoPact was one of a number of exhibits in the Tate Exchange and together the aim of the exhibit was to enable the public to interact with this work and explore connections with the Internet of Things and the myriad interactions between data things and people.

Data produced by IoT smart objects have the potential to unlock a mass of new digital services. However, it can be difficult to ensure the validity and security of these data. GeoPact is a fusion of IoT and Blockchain that provides security and trust around location data produced by smart objects. This demonstration showcases GeoPact as part of a system of integrated software and hardware components that enables participation in a fully functioning, location-based smart contract. For this demonstration we have created an example contract that uses portable IoT lock boxes that communicate via bluetooth and whose operations are governed by the smart contracts which participants can execute as they move around. The experience enables participants to enact and explore the specific operations and dynamics of a working smart contract and consider potential implications and applications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/tate-exchange/workshop/living-internet-things
 
Description GeoPact Talk, 'Location-based Contracting' at Intelligent Connected Things conference 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The GeoPact team (Design Informatics and SEStrans) participated in the inaugural 'Intelligent Connected Things' (ICoT) conference, held at Edinburgh University on February 27th. ICoT is a space for research teams with applied IoT systems and prototypes to connect with a range of industrial and commercial organisations. Attendees were offered hands-on experience of the latest developments in AI applied to IoT, which will help them understand the future of intelligent connected things and how this could impact their organisation. See https://icot.ed.ac.uk for further details.
This talk titled 'Location-based Contracting', took place at the Bayes Centre to an audience of ~40, and described the GeoPact system along with the underlying aims and future ambition of the project. See https://www.designinformatics.org/research_project/geopact/ for more information on the GeoPact system
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://icot.ed.ac.uk
 
Description GeoPact demonstration and talk at Surflogh Mid-term conference 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The South East of Scotland Transport Partnership (SEStran), jointly hosted the SURFLOGH mid-term conference along with the Transport Research Institute at Edinburgh Napier University on 29th May.

The GeoPact demonstration and presentation tool place on the morning of May 29th at Edinburgh Universities "InSpace".

The wider event was compered by Richard Llewellyn of Edinburgh Napier University. With almost 100 delegates (from Scottish local authorities, transport operators and voluntary organisations, plus more than 30 international guests) it was a great success. Keynote speakers were Assistant Professor Paul Buijs from Groningen University who presented the concept of the 'physical internet', examining the interface between smart technology and logistics, Dr Jonathan Cowie from Edinburgh Napier who gave a critical overview of the academic research on last mile consolidation, and Mr Sam Keam, Director of the UK Sustainable logistics operator Zedify, who gave an insight into the commercial realities and practicalities of working in sustainable city centre logistics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://northsearegion.eu/surflogh/news/succesful-surflogh-midterm-conference-in-edinburgh/
 
Description GeoPact demonstration at the Value of Data campaign: harnessing Scotland's world-leading potential, organised by the DMA (Data and Marketing Association) 
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 Patrick Harvie MSP, Finlay Carson MSP & Willie Coffey MSP invited guests to a drinks reception to explore the DMA's Value of Data campaign and hear how Scotland can shine on the world stage. With remarks from Minister for Public Finance & Digital Economy, Kate Forbes MSP Edinburgh University Chair of Design Informatics, Professor Chris Speed DMA Scotland Chairman, Firas Khnaisse

This event was intended to connect marketing professionals and MSP's with researchers working in data and value. The GeoPact system was demonstrated enabling hands-on interactions for the guests, together with a short talk on how location-aware smart contracts might be used in marketing. It took place on 23 April 2019 in The Burns Room at The Scottish Parliament.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invitation to Digital Lives workshop, Tue 10th Jan, Cambridge 
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 Invited to present research at the EPSRC-funded Balance Network

A key emphasis of the day were conversations about future strategic research directions across RCUK (and potentially more widely) related to 'digital living'. A bunch of people from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, some technical types, quite a few social scientists, and research council representatives came along - for example John Baird and Andrew Prescott (as AHRC Digital Transformations Theme Fellow).

The key motivator for the event was that the ESRC are currently reviewing the digital landscape through funding a scoping review on "Ways of Being in a Digital Age", and are launching a new priority area related to this. The PI of their scoping review team (Prof Simeon Yates) attended the workshop, representing the ESRC's current direction and outlining initial findings, and Shaun (Lawson), who was part of the initial ESRC process of consultation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://balancenetwork.bimserver2.com/
 
Description Invited Talk at the Law Society of Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact This talk was part of a half day conference on 'Cryptocurrency and blockchain'. Due to recent developments in the financial sector, this conference explored the possibility that blockchain could transform the way transactions are carried out. The intention was for lawyers to get a better understanding of Bitcoin and smart contracts and learn how novel concepts in these new technologies might affect their clients. The agenda explored the following questions: What are the ethics of this system? What will lawyers need to learn (particularly those with clients in financial and technology)? Is the law as we know it ready to manage this new technology? It was offered by the Law Society of Scotland to practicing lawyers, who could attend as part of CPD. A full description of the events can be found here: https://www.lawscot.org.uk/news-and-events/events/cryptocurrency-and-blockchain/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.lawscot.org.uk/news-and-events/events/cryptocurrency-and-blockchain/
 
Description Invited Talk: Audit Scotland PABV TEAM DEVELOPMENT DAY 2019 
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: Audit Scotland PABV TEAM DEVELOPMENT DAY 2019, City of Edinburgh Methodist Church
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited Talk: Blockchain by Human Centred Design, The Future of Distributed Ledger Technology meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Future of Distributed Ledger Technology Event
Invited Talk: Blockchain by Human Centred Design, The Future of Distributed Ledger Technology meeting, 6th Nov. Newton gateway to Mathematics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://gateway.newton.ac.uk/event/tgmw71/programme
 
Description Invited Talk: Co-Designing with Things. ScotSoft 
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: Co-Designing with Things. ScotSoft conference 3rd Oct. EICC, Edinburgh
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://scotsoft.scot/speakers/chris-speed/
 
Description Invited Talk: New Economic Imaginaries, IFRRO World Congress 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited Talk: New Economic Imaginaries, IFRRO World Congress, 5th Nov, Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5c38813785ede114a7ca140d/t/5da04f090e075b4c63a5b4e4/157078708...
 
Description Invited debate: "Marketers must adopt an ethical data framework to engender trust with their customers". The Debating Group, House of Commons. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited debate: "Marketers must adopt an ethical data framework to engender trust with their customers". The Debating Group, House of Commons. Sponsored debate by DMA. 15th July. House of Commons, Westminster.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.debatinggroup.co.uk
 
Description Invited talk at Scottish Resources Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact I was invited to present new research that could inform circular economies through technology.
The Scottish Resources Conference is Scotland's biggest and most important event for sustainability, resource and waste management professionals and is run in partnership by CIWM and Zero Waste Scotland. This two-day event brings together business professionals and practitioners from all industries. The full agenda will provide inspiration for anyone across private, public and third sector organisations who is passionate about a waste free Scotland. Zero Waste Scotland have become involved as part of the Advisory Board for the Oxchain project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.ciwm.co.uk/ciwm/events/src/2016_overview.aspx
 
Description Invited talk at Script International Summer School at in Legal Tech at the University of Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Supported by funds from the Edinburgh Global Innovation Fund, the Summer School aimed to give Scottish students the opportunity to present their research on legal technology and regulation of artificial intelligence to a group of international experts, as well as giving them exposure to talks from experts and practitioners in the subject from the UK, Germany and Japan.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://global.ed.ac.uk/features/summer-school-legal-technology
 
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 Invited talk, Competitive Advantage in the Digital Economy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation to the Competitive Advantage in the Digital Economy event in Venice 29/04/2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/events/28-04-16-competitive_advant...
 
Description Invited talk: Co-Designing with Things. York Cross-Disciplinary Centre for Systems Analysis 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk: Co-Designing with Things. York Cross-Disciplinary Centre for Systems Analysis. 21st June. University of York.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.york.ac.uk/yccsa/activities/news-events/seminarseries/
 
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 Keynote address: Co-Creating Value within a Digital Heritage Economy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote address: Co-Creating Value within a Digital Heritage Economy. Heritage Dot Conference, 3-4 June 2019. University of Lincoln, Lincoln.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://heritagedot.org/contributors/
 
Description Millennial 20/20 Summit invited speaker, Victoria House, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited to talk about work relating to Internet of Things, Connected High Street and Tales of Things.

The Millennial 20/20 Summits focus at a unique time in the industry, where large and small businesses are dealing with a more-complex and ever-evolving consumer that requires them to think of innovation, disruption and technology as key components of their future. The way the consumer wants to shop, interact with brands, consume content and make payments are evolving and Millennial 20/20 aims to address this like no other event series has done before through a curated experience of multiple conference stages, immersive and experiential showcases and organised networking experiences.

The Summits in London, New York and Singapore look into the future of nextgen commerce from the perspective of a digitally savvy consumer with a micro-focus on key pillars that include Retail, Marketing, Mobile, Payments, Video, Social, E-Commerce, CRM, Advertising and Big Data. The Multiple conference stages are run with industry specific tracks including Travel & Hospitality, Food & Beverage, Fitness & Sport and Fashion & Beauty.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://millennial20-20.com/london2016/
 
Description Never Alone: Living with the Internet of Things, Panel @ Cheltenham Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The way we live with technology is changing. Objects that were once benign are now thinking. In the future it's not just your family and pets that demand your attention - a global
network of needy devices is growing! Danielle Knight, Chris Speed and Joseph Lindley explore how our changing relationship with household objects is affecting our lives, work, families and future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://cheltenhamfestivals-assets.s3.amazonaws.com/assets/File/17250.pdf
 
Description New Economic Imaginaries, Beyond Money Breakfast, Venture Three 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Technology is creating new money systems and challenging established institutions. New generations place value on purpose, not financial wealth. The rise of AI and with it the prospect of jobless societies puts pressure on states to provide an alternative income. The market economy itself is being called into question. We'll explore the meaning of value and the future of reward in this context.

Join us at the latest v3 breakfast to hear from a mix of pioneering thinkers, new businesses working on what's next, those offering an alternative to our established financial systems, and major financial institutions.

Our speakers include:

Lisa Reeves, VP Design Principal, Barclays
Designing for the future consumer

Mark Thomas, Author, 99%
Mass impoverishment and how we can end it

Chris Speed, Chair of Design Informatics, University of Edinburgh
The true value of data

Patrick Crawford, Director, Lewes Pound
Community currencies making us question our use of money
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/beyond-money-tickets-75833125921#
 
Description New Economic Imaginaries, IFRRO World Congress 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The IFRRO World Congress (IWC) runs from 4-7 November and is an annual gathering of reproduction rights organisations, as well as other related bodies. The agenda includes the Annual General Meeting, the IFRRO International Conference, and other meetings. It provides a chance to share knowledge and forge new professional connections.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5c38813785ede114a7ca140d/t/5da04f090e075b4c63a5b4e4/157078708...
 
Description Nissen, Oostenhuizen, Speed: GeoCoin workshop, Artists Rethinking the Blockchain, Furtherfield Gallery, London. 28/06/17 
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 Nissen, Oostenhuizen, Speed: GeoCoin workshop, Artists Rethinking the Blockchain, Furtherfield Gallery, London. 28/06/17. The workshop demonstrated technology developed by Design Informatics to an audience of artists and the general public and introduced emerging technologies to a non-technical audience. Participants engaged enthusiastically with the work and it changed many people's thoughts on the technology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://aftermoney.design/
 
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 Panel contribution. Secure by Design conference, IoTUK, Southbank Centre, London. Sept 12 2018. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Event Description
Secure by design - A Digital Catapult Forum on behalf of IoT UK and Cyber 101

Supported by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport via Digital Catapult's programmes IoT UK and Cyber 101, this one-day event will explore the opportunities and challenges of what it means to be secure by design. Together with representatives from government, industry leaders and academia, we will discuss the challenges of building secure products in a complex IoT supply chain and where responsibility and liability sit within this framework from product design through to retailer and consumer.
This event will host a collaborative workshop and forum for discussion with leading figures from across government, industry and research.

Who should attend?
This event is designed for manufacturers, retailers, startups, government and organisations involved in the internet of things

Why attend?
This is an opportunity to hear from a panel of experts in the field but also to provoke audience opinion and questions throughout the session. There will be the opportunity to network with experts from a range of industries.


Agenda

9.15am - Registration, Coffee & Networking

10am - Key note 1: Building pragmatic and realistic expectations for IoT security: the story behind the UK's Code of Practice for Consumer IoT Security
David Rogers. Founder of Copper Horse Solutions, visiting professor in Cyber Security and Digital Forensics at York St John University, Chair of the GSMA Device Security Group and Exec. Board member of the IoT SF. Author of the UK's Code of Practice for Security in Consumer IoT and services

10.30am - Panel 1: Secure By Design - guidelines, compliance and liability
Secure by Design is a hot topic in IoT consumer manufacturing and a number of organisations are engaged in defining frameworks and guidelines to support the adoption of 'best practice' in the industry. This panel will consider how companies ensure they are compliant with best practice, what 'good enough' looks like given the innumerable variances in function and category of IoT products and the subsequent 'grey-scale' of criticality versus responsibility. We will also look at considerations of liability within the supply-chain, from chip manufacturers to retailers.
Chair - Jamie Harrison, Head of Innovation Programmes, Digital Catapult.

12pm - Lunch

1pm - Keynote 2: Securing the IoT and Beyond
Delivered by Jeremy Watson, CBE FREng FIET FICE DPhil, Professor of Engineering Systems & Vice-Dean (Mission) University College of London

1.30pm - Panel 2: How speculative design and new design methods can plan for security and adoption requirements.
Chris Speed
Paul Coulton
Andy Hudson-Smith
The panel will discuss how speculative design, prototyping and in-field experiments can help designers and developers identify and better plan for security and adoption requirements. This panel will consider how we think about securing the future, how independent research and speculative design as a methodology enables us not only to prepare ourselves for the future but also to plan for the future that we want, and understand trade-off and potential consequences of emerging technology in the IOT arena.
Chair - Rchel Cooper OBE, Distinguished Professor - Design Management and Policy, Director - ImaginationLancaster, Chair - Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts
3pm - Closing remarks and Networking
3.30pm - Close
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/secure-by-design-registration-48916154535?utm_source=eb_email&utm_med...
 
Description Participating in ACM CHI 2018 Workshop on HCI for Blockchain 
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 This aim of this workshop was to develop the HCI agenda for Blockchain technologies through the process of studying and critiquing existing applications, projects and approaches, then designing and envisaging new possibilities. The workshop harness the expertise of the attending researchers and resulted in the creating of a number of manifestos that list key considerations around central application areas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.hciforblockchain.org
 
Description PizzaBlock - Decentralised Design Meetup 
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 Our Ox-chain team will be running their Pizza Block workshop on the 29 May with Modern Human for the Decentralized Design meet up. It will be a unique opportunity to learn about blockchain, experience how it works in practice and participate in a lively discussion. Decentralised or 'self-sovereign' identity management has recently emerged as a potential blockchain use-case, in particular to grant individuals greater control over their personal data, and support verification of identity and certification. In this design-led workshop, we aim to unpack the core premises of blockchain-based identity management applications, and create space for participants to consider the implications of these systems in a range of domains. The workshop will be based around a co-operative game, where participants will play as either individuals or organisations acquiring, managing and verifying 'pizza-making' skills to each other, through a combination of blockchain-based artefacts and a distributed ledger.



Decentralized Design has been set up to cultivate a community of researchers, designers, product managers and similar, working on demystifying a highly technical space in order to bring forth real user value. Set up in February 2019 Decentralized Design will offer events that will focus on enabling the conversations we need to have, learning from those who are currently tackling design problems in this space and building out the practices that will enable constructive and positive futures for decentralized technlogies.

The event is sponsored by Modern Human, an award-winning, multidisciplinary design practice and innovation consultancy.

Modern Human works at the intersection of design, behavioural science, technology and business to imagine new products, services, & experiences that improve modern life. Their work includes connected home appliances that make you a better cook; financial services for the way you really manage your money; products that help doctors save lives in the NHS; and physical environments inside retail stores, libraries, museums and call centres.

Modern Human was founded on the philosophy we should all be enriched, empowered and liberated by the technology available to us. Blockchain is one of the next generation of technology with exponential power to transform the direction of humanity. Modern Human believes it's vital for designers to contribute to conversations about the human implications of these technologies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.designinformatics.org/event/modern-human-presents-pizza-block/
 
Description Presentation in session titled: Bitcoin and friends: can I buy coffee and dispose the cup? At Stirling University Research Week 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Researchers at Stirling University, and more broadly, gather together to explore research conducted at Stirling University. This research is bought together with eternal work that connects and helps to extend on themes. Research around Bitbarista was brought in to enrich a session on Bitcoin. As well as a presentation, the Bitbarista machine was set up as a demonstration that attendees could interact with. The session was described as a discussion on the growing phenomenon of bitcoin. For those that are curious about bitcoin, crypyocurrencies, blockchain and the potential applications. The focus was on on the underlying technology, the blockchain - aka digital ledger technology.
Session organised by Dr Andrea Bracciali, Computing Science & Maths, Faculty of Natural Sciences.
Speaker bios:
Andrea Bracciali from the Computing Science and Mathematics division of the University of Stirling is researching the foundation of such novel technologies and will introduce the topic.
Ella Tallyn, from the Informatics department of Edinburgh University is an expert of Human-Computer Interaction, interested in technologies that facilitate the human-machine interaction. She will present a coffee machine that accepts bitcoin within an integrated system allowing the community of coffee lover users to crowd-determine the quality of beans they want to be served.
Michael Groves is the CEO of Topolytics, a data business that is building a live meta-map of the generation, movement and processing of industrial and commercial waste - digitally enabling the circular economy. Michael will discuss current projects and how the meta-map can be supported by a smart contracts system that ensures visibility of materials flows and reduces the commercial friction of waste separation and value creation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bitcoin-and-friends-can-i-buy-coffee-and-dispose-the-cup-tickets-4374...
 
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 Pschetz, L., Dixon, B., Serrano, E., Speed, C. Karma Kettles Demonstration, Tate Exchange, London 8th & 9th February 2019 
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 Living with the Internet of Things

Explore how the Internet of Things is affecting our lives, and how it will influence our futures - at home, at work and in our environment.

When: 8-9 February 12:00-18:00 drop in free event

Location: Tate Exchange at the Tate Modern, Blavatnik Building, Level 5, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG



PETRAS Internet of Things Research Hub, is holding an event to showcase a number of its research projects in the Tate Exchange. This will be a drop-in event over 2 days which is free and open to the public. Throughout the 2 days will be 10-minute talks from researchers across the projects including one by our own Professor Chris Speed who will talk about "The Art of Things" at 13:00 on Saturday the 9th of February (no booking required).

Design Informatics will be showing two pieces as part of the event- GeoPact and Karma Kettles.




Karma Kettles

The Karma Kettle considers the expansion of distributed systems as a way to support more flexible energy infrastructures. In contrast to centralised national grids, distributed systems require lower initial investment, which allows for smaller enterprises to produce and sell energy in a free market economy.

The Karma Kettle simulates a context of distributed energy generation where domestic batteries contribute to store part of the energy available in the grid, ultimately helping to balance on and off-peak times and prices. The kettle displays states of scarcity and abundance of energy in the grid and in the storage grid and rewards users for pulling or pushing energy into the grid according to the state of the grid contributing to their energy "karma". For example, if energy is highly available in the grid and in storage, users are encouraged to use it, this way, using energy would contribute to a positive karma. If energy is scarce in the grid and in storage, users are encouraged to push stored energy into the network. In this case, using would contribute to a negative karma. The project attempts to investigate the potential for IoT devices to support end consumer energy trade and bottom-up energy generation.

At TATE the Karma Kettles will be presented as a game where two participants compete or collaborate with each other in order to balance the grid according to (or despite of) challenges encountered in the period of 24-hours.





More Information on the other projects and talks at Tate Exchange here- https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/tate-exchange/workshop/living-internet-things

PETRAS is funded by the EPSRC and DCMS and comprises of researchers from 11 UK universities: UCL, Imperial College London, Lancaster University, University of Oxford, University of Warwick, Cardiff University, University of Edinburgh, University of Southampton, University of Surrey, University of Bristol and Newcastle University. https://www.petrashub.org
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.designinformatics.org/event/living-with-the-internet-of-things/
 
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 Rethinking Capitalism: The Fourth Industrial Revolution - The Buchanan Institute 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact With the advancement of AI, FinTech and augmented reality, we are currently living in the fourth industrial revolution. Within the context of a capitalist society, the benefits of technology also entail the exploitation of resources and the disenfranchisement of vulnerable communities. We've arrived at the crossroads of our time where we are forced to ask ourselves: how can we rethink the ways in which technology and capitalism intersect and affect one another?

In this unique position, The Buchanan Institute, Prosper Social Finance, FreshSight Ltd., and Economics for Change Society are joining forces to create a space where we can openly discuss and critically evaluate these issues that so greatly affects our ways of life. Come along to our annual Rethinking Capitalism event to expose yourself to the ever-changing digital landscape that has emerged from The Fourth Industrial Revolution.

This event is open to the public and free. There will be breakout rooms and workshops that you can participate in to further your knowledge of this phenomenon.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.facebook.com/events/419448312343847/
 
Description Speaker for the plenary panel session: Realising the socioeconomic benefits of an interconnected world, at the Living in the IOT conference 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This 2nd Living in the IoT Conference combines academic research with industry case studies, demonstrating safeguards for IoT cybersecurity as well as exploring critical issues in privacy, ethics, trust, reliability, acceptability and security. It took place on 1st and 2nd May 2019 at the IET (Institute of Engineering and Technology) Savoy Place, London.

Living in the IoT was intended to provide invaluable insight into how society can benefit from the power of interconnected devices and industry improve efficiency whilst every domain remain safe, secure and resilient.

Presentation and discussion as part of the plenary panel session: Realising the socioeconomic benefits of an interconnected world.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.iotevents.org/event/living-in-the-iot-2019-realising-the-socioeconomic-benefits-of-an-in...
 
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 & Turner, Edinburgh University & Deloitte Digital: Design collision event, reimagining signage with StageCoach 
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 Speed & Turner, Edinburgh University & Deloitte Digital: Design collision event, reimagining signage with StageCoach

Smart public travel services design workshop with/for Stagecoach UK.

3rd April 2018

Deloitte Digital, Edinburgh
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 V
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, Symons, Kate: Apocalyptic Design in the Capitalocene: Every-day Geopolitics and Blockchain. Workshop paper for Avoiding Ecocidal Smart Cities: Participatory Design for More-than-Human Futures. Participatory Design Conference, Hasselt & Genk, Belgium. 21st August 2018. 
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 Speed presented a paper at the following workshop, part of the Participatory Design Conference
https://pdc2018.org/


Call for Participation

Many early adopters of sustainable smart city technology employed a technocratic approach. The dominant visions of these future cities, such as in the "eco smart city" [19], address environmental sustainability through the optimisation and rationalisation of urban processes, making them more efficient and therefore more sustainable. However, critics claim that such approaches are too simplistic, are unable to deal with the complexities of real, messy cities [19] and perform sustainability in specific ways that leave little room for participation and citizen agency [7,11,19]. Furthermore, the technocratic approach limited the actual social benefit people could expect from their urban habitat, and this has led to a participatory turn in smart cities [e.g. [1,12]. For example, many local governments have started using human-centred and participatory design for the integration of technology in urban environments to address issues of sustainability.

However, the turn to participation within smart cities fails to address a human-exceptionalist notion of cities, in which urban space is designed for, and inhabited by, humans only. Within the age of the Anthropocene - a term used to refer to a new geological era in which human activity is transforming earth systems [16], accelerating climate change and causing mass extinctions [18] - a human-centred perspective is increasingly seen as untenable. In fields such as STS [10,13], environmental humanities [15,17], geography [2,21], planning [16], design [5,8,25] and HCI [24], scholars are expanding and challenging traditional binaries of Western thought such as City/Nature, Human/Non-human, to consider the entanglements between human and nonhuman worlds including in urban contexts, and the ways in which we can conduct participatory research in morethan- human worlds, in order to overcome problematic narratives of human privilege and exceptionalism.

The aim of this interdisciplinary workshop is to move the field of participatory design for sustainable smart cities forward by bringing together designers, practitioners, and researchers to explore what it means to co-design genuinely sustainable cities that take into account the ways in which cities and nature, and humans and non-humans are interrelated and interdependent, for the co-creation of environmentally and socially just postanthropocentric cities. We aim to develop new conceptions that move away from traditional binaries and open up new possibilities for thinking about participatory design for urban environments in hybrid digital-physical space. We also aim to explore practical ideas about how more-than-human perspectives can shape actual participatory design practices and policies related to cities. For example, we might explore design responses to new legal rights of non-humans such as trees and rivers [20] and how their participation is negotiated in urban processes in hybrid digitalphysical space [4].
Workshop Topics of Interests

The topics of interest for the workshop include, but are not limited to the following:

Participatory design and use of smart cities, urban informatics and IoT technologies that explore human/morethan- human relations;
Methodological approaches, including opportunities and challenges for designing in more-than-human worlds;
Speculative designs, design fictions, and art projects;
Ethical and legal considerations, e.g. design responses to a new legal status of nature; • Designs that decentre the human or privilege other species;
Cultural aspects of sustainable smart cities in this space;
Theoretical perspectives from the literature e.g. Anthropocene, Capitalocene [18], Chthulucene [13], and;
"World-making", what could a more-than-human city be?

Audience

We welcome researchers and practitioners working on design cases, prototype development and artistic installations, as well as those working on theoretical, critical, legal, or ethical perspectives, including those from STS, environmental humanities, and other disciplines. We welcome methodological contributions, such as object-oriented ontology [3], non-human ethnographies [22], speculative design, and actor-network and assemblage theories related to decentring the human in design.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://pd4more.urbaninformatics.net/cfp/
 
Description Speed, Chris. Future of Work, Pecha Kucha, Whisky Bond, Glasgow, 25th Oct, 2018. 
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 As the age of automation looms, we are now more so than ever at risk of losing elements of our day to day responsibilities or our jobs entirely. In the recent proliferation of 'bullshit jobs' that occupy more and more nuanced versions of traditional work, is this impending future in fact something we should look forward to rather than dread? Are we really 'hardwired to work' as capitalism has lead us to believe? Or, if freed from the clock-in clock-out system are we instead offered a more tranquil, more social and more engaged human experience?

Pecha Kucha is a simple idea - 20 images for 20 seconds each making talks that last just 6:40mins. In this format, we will hear from different thinkers, artists, organisations and political groups to address the question of the future of work and present ideas on how our developing work-culture might affect our way of life, our economy, our cities and professions.

80 approx people attended with PETRAS content warmly received
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.thewhiskybond.co.uk/pecha-kucha-talks-future-of-work/
 
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. Apocalyptic Design. Invited talk for Pecha Kucha / Future of Work, Glasgow, 25th October 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:

As the age of automation looms, we are now more so than ever at risk of losing elements of our day to day responsibilities or our jobs entirely. In the recent proliferation of 'bullshit jobs' that occupy more and more nuanced versions of traditional work, is this impending future in fact something we should look forward to rather than dread? Are we really 'hardwired to work' as capitalism has lead us to believe? Or, if freed from the clock-in clock-out system are we instead offered a more tranquil, more social and more engaged human experience?

Pecha Kucha is a simple idea - 20 images for 20 seconds each making talks that last just 6:40mins. In this format, we will hear from different thinkers, artists, organisations and political groups to address the question of the future of work and present ideas on how our developing work-culture might affect our way of life, our economy, our cities and professions.

Speakers:

Cleo Goodman - Citizens Basic Income Network Scotland
Georgia Horgan - Artist
Dr David Sweeney - GSA
Oscar Mckay - Designer
Allan Young - Scottish Green Party Cllr
Sophia Grant - Skills Development Scotland
Lorenzo & Dominika - Still Not Quite studio
Shona Lesley - Artist
Cat Boyd - Writer, campaigner & trade unionist
Chris Speed - ECA
Scottish Artist Union
Isabella Bunnell - Snook
Brian Weaver - ImpactHub Inverness
Matthew Higgs - Streamba
GIGLY
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.thewhiskybond.co.uk/pecha-kucha-talks-future-of-work/
 
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 Coimbra Group & Group Montevideo (AUGM) Summer School: Smart and Inclusive Cities, Edinburgh. 4th July 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact https://www.ed.ac.uk/contemporary-latin-american-studies/events/summer-school

Talk as part of this summer school:

The Coimbra Group & Asociacion De Universidades Grupo Montevideo (AUGM) present

'Smart and Inclusive Cities' Summer School

The aim of this summer school is to review, discuss and propose means to achieve more inclusive, equal, sustainable and safe cities.

'Smart cities' have been the focus of a range of research approaches in the recent past and, although the importan
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ed.ac.uk/contemporary-latin-american-studies/events/summer-school
 
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 for What the Block - making Blockchain more Human, IDA Innovate, Copenhagen, 9th July 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact https://www.meetup.com/What-The-Block/
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-the-block-making-blockchain-more-human-tickets-46611033857

Description

The first meet-up in a series of events looking to bring design thinking and the blockchain together to make this technology more accessible, more human and to spark ideas on its uses.

By now you've all heard about Blockchain. You might even understand how it works. But do you really understand its potential? Join us at IDA Innovate for the first in our series of events exploring the blockchain, helping you to understand why this technology matters.

Session #1: The Internet of Value

To kick-off the series, we will be joined by the Professor Chris Speed, chair of Design Informatics at Edinburgh University, who will share his take on Blockchain as the Internet of Value, through a series of imaginative projects that make use of the features of distributed ledger technology. Joining Chris on stage will be Cyrus Clarke, co-founder of What The Block.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-the-block-making-blockchain-more-human-tickets-46611033857
 
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. Designing things with Spending Power, Invited talk: Mathematics for Industry: Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies, University of Manchester. Sep 8 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Chris Speed presented work at:

Mathematics for Industry: Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies Conference 2018
8 September 2018
Venue: Alan Turing Building, School of Mathematics, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13

The School of Mathematics at the University of Manchester are excited to be hosting a one day workshop on blockchain and cryptocurrencies. The workshop will feature invited talks from academics and those in industry, in addition to contributed talks and a poster session. The aim of the workshop is to strengthen the ties and bridge the gap between academics and industry, and also enthusiasts, and to provide an opportunity to share research and developments in blockchain and cryptocurrencies.

The workshop theme will be "Mathematics for Industry", with a focus on the growing area of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. The format will be a one-day workshop with parallel sessions, with a lunch break and a reception in the evening.

The conference is open to students, academics, and those working in industry. We have limited financial support available for PhD students. This covers the cost of the conference fee and includes an extra £100 to cover transportation/subsistence costs. Given the availability of funding, this will be competitive and the selection process will be conducted by the organising committee. Priority will be given to PhD students presenting talks or posters. In addition, the best student poster will be awarded a prize!

Call for Papers

The programme will consist of invited and contributed talks throughout the day, in addition to a poster session in the afternoon. Unfortunately, the number of contributed talks is limited and so we may invite the authors of some submitted abstracts to present a poster instead. The workshop is open to topics including, but not limited to:

* Academic research on Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

* Industrial applications of Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

* Applications of Fintech in academia and industry

* The economics of Blockchain technology

* Financial analysis and risk management with Cryptocurrencies


For further details about the conference and submission instructions, see our website: https://blockchain-mcr.github.io/

Important dates:

* Submission of Abstracts: 28th May 2018 to 27th July 2018

* Notification of acceptance: by 10th August 2018

* Registration: from 28th May 2018

* Workshop: 8th September 2018

Organising Committee:

* Dr. Stephen Chan (American University of Sharjah)

* Dr. Jeffrey Chu (University of Manchester)

* Dr. Saralees Nadarajah (University of Manchester)

* Dr. Athanasios Pantelous (Monash University)

* Dr. Shou Hsing Shih (American University of Sharjah)

* Ms. Yuanyuan Zhang (University of Manchester)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.datascience.manchester.ac.uk/events-1/events/mathematics-for-industry-blockchain-and-cryp...
 
Description Speed, Chris. Innovation in the age of Artificial Intelligence: an executive's guide. Invited talk, Edinburgh Business School. 4th October. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Innovation in the age of Artificial Intelligence: an executive's guide

Fran Cardells, strategy director at Salesforce, will discuss how the world's most innovative companies use data to transform user experiences through improving experimentation, creativity and product/market fit.

Calendar
Thursday 4 October 2018
Clock
18:30-20:00
Navigate
LT1B
Microphone
Fran Cardells; Strategy Director; Salesforce
Microphone
Professor Chris Speed; Chair in Design Informatics; University of Edinburgh College of Art

Overview

This session will comprise presentations by Fran Cardells, business innovation executive at Salesforce who will be followed by Professor Chris Speed, who will speak on 'More than Human Machines'.

Drawing on examples from the world's most innovative companies, Fran looks at how value creation is supercharged with data to boost experimentation, automate creativity, accelerate product/market fit, re-imagine business models and transform user experiences

Chris will then ask what happens when we give physical things wallets containing digital currencies. How can this alter power relationships and shift social dynamics? Chris 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 humans.
About Salesforce

Salesforce is a leading provider of customer relationship management (CRM) products which utilise the tools of the fourth Industrial Revolution - robotics, AI, the Internet of Things, and more.
Speaker profiles

Fran Cardells is a business innovation executive working at the intersection of smart business models, deep technologies and data intelligence. Based in London, Fran works for some of the most innovative companies: previously Google; now Salesforce as Strategy Director, leading intelligence applications. Fran is an advisor to Corporate Ventures.

Fran began his career as a scientist, researching both in academia and industry (HP Labs), focusing on data analysis with emerging computational architectures. Fran holds a Master's degree from HEC Paris, France, has obtained a PhD in computer science, is a recipient of a Marie Curie Fellowship, and has pursued advanced business education at Harvard University, USA.

Fran's cause is overcoming inequality with education and is committed to helping younger generations find their passion, prepare for the workplace of the future, and develop creativity skills to succeed in a digital world.

Professor Chris Speed is Chair of Design Informatics at the University of Edinburgh where his research focuses upon the Network Society, Digital Art and Technology, and The Internet of Things. Chris has sustained a critical enquiry into how network technology can engage with the fields of art, design and social experience through a variety of international digital art exhibitions, funded research projects, books journals and conferences.

This event is being co-hosted by the Edinburgh Futures Institute, a cross-disciplinary initiative designed to address some of society's most pressing concerns.

Coffee and registration from 18:00. The event will be followed by a networking drinks reception
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.business-school.ed.ac.uk/event/innovation-in-the-age-of-artificial-intelligence-an-execu...
 
Description Speed, Chris. Invited talk at EUROCITIES 2018 conference study tour, Edinburgh, 30th November 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited talk during EUROCITIES 2018 tour of research centres

Creative competitive cities - building our future together EUROCITIES 2018 Edinburgh on 28-30 November will take place at a critical time for Europe, against the backdrop of the UK's decision to leave the European Union, and a year ahead of the European elections. In a turbulent world of unprecedented change and uncertainty cities are even more vital for Europe's future, being the drivers of inclusive and sustainable growth, jobs and innovation.

At this decisive moment in Europe's history, EUROCITIES 2018 Edinburgh will bring together participants from across Europe, from different levels of governance and amongst citizens, to discuss our future focusing on two interconnected strands:
Citizenship and democracy

While national governments continue to debate and make decisions on future national and institutional ties, cities will continue to reach out and build key bilateral and multilateral connections on a European and global scale.

Ahead of the European Parliament elections in 2019, EUROCITIES 2018 Edinburgh will be an opportunity for cities from across Europe to reinforce our position that EU institutions and member states must work with us, to empower citizens to engage with and understand the importance of the European project for all.

Within the EUROCITIES 'Cities4Europe - Europe for citizens' campaign, we will be collecting, analysing and drawing up recommendations for active democratic citizens' participation in all levels of government, and which we will also take forward to the European Commission and the European Parliament in our mayors' summit 2019.

Edinburgh 2018 will provide us with the occasion to discuss and validate this evidence of cities' engagement with citizens.
Culture - a smart investment for our future

Cities need creativity, collaboration and international connections to unlock solutions to urban challenges and to enrich the quality of life of their citizens and secure their future inclusion and prosperity.

Creativity and social innovation can help stimulate new solutions to address the challenges cities face, such as unemployment, climate change, political alienation.

During EUROCITIES 2018 Edinburgh we will explore how culture can build stronger ties between communities, bringing people together to learn from each other, broaden horizons and build relationships, opening up new ways of communication and understanding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.eurocities.eu/eurocities/calendar/events_list/EUROCITIES-2018-Edinburgh-WSPO-ATDSC6
 
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. Participation in Scottish Government Workshop on Tech Trend Scenarios, 3rd December, 2018 
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 The Strategic Insights Unit of the Scottish Government is pursuing a
programme of work centred around the impact of technology in Scotland. The
programme focuses on how Scotland can better exploit the opportunities and
mitigate the risks associated with technological change in the mid-term
future.
The Unit has commissioned Frost and Sullivan to work with them in building
a set of scenarios around potential technological trends, which will be
used to help test a range of policy responses across Scottish Government.
Scenarios are a tool for dealing with uncertainty and are used to develop
policies and strategies that are robust, resilient, flexible and
innovative. The aim of developing scenarios is to:
·Create a common understanding, language and vision to use when
developing policies that are resilient to a range of possible
technological change scenarios; and
·Gain insights into opportunities and threats in these different
scenarios, with external expert advice and challenge.

This report sets out the process that has been undertaken to date for
identifying the main technological trends and drivers of change, and the
results of the initial impact and uncertainty assessment. This is the first
step in the process of developing fully fledged scenarios. The aim of this
step was to assess whether the trend has an impact on Scotland and how
uncertain the development of the trend is over the designated
2025-2035timeframe.

The current draft report
Is not complete. The tech trends summaries are very short summaries. See
pages 13-31. This will be amended over time to include more detailed
narrative points. See pages 33-38 as example.
The 'scoring' of impact vz uncertainty is based on clear criteria ; but the
judgments are broadly qualitative in nature. The critical uncertainties on
slide 41 are those trends identified as high impact and highly uncertain.
These critically uncertain trends we use as the basis of the scenarios.

Where we are in the process
We have gone through the process of mapping all the trends against
impact /uncertainty; and have been through one review process. We are
currently drafting scenarios to be used in a workshop process with
stakeholders on Monday 3rd December. After this we will finalise scenarios;
and we will also finalise the
Tech Trends report.

Workshop Details are:
Mon Dec 3rd
2-5pm
Conference rooms 4 and 5, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Speed, Chris. The Robots are Here! Panel member, Festival of Politics, Scottish Parliament, Oct 11-13th 2018. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Robots Are Coming!

Date: Saturday 13 October

Time: 11.15 to 12.45

Cost: £6.00/£4.00

Chairs: Jackie Baillie MSP

Participants: Professor Chris Speed, Victoria Turk, Aaron Fernandez, Louise Smith

Tags: economic development, Economy, ethics, future, robotics, technology

In partnership with Scotland's Futures Forum

Increased automation of jobs, industry and public services is perceived by many as a short-cut to a utopian post-capitalist future. Join chair Jackie Baillie MSP and panellists Professor Chris Speed, Chair of Design Informatics, University of Edinburgh; Victoria Turk, Senior Editor, Wired UK; Aaron Fernandez, Communic18; and Louise Smith, Head of Digitisation, Personal and Business Banking, RBS, to discuss whether technology liberates us from work or drives down wages and entrenches inequality
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://festivalofpolitics.scot/events/the-robots-are-coming/
 
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: 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 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 Tallyn: Invited talk, "Bitbarista: Bitcoin powered coffee machine" at the Scottish Blockchain MeetUp 25/5/17 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Ella Tallyn is a UX designer and research associate in the Design Informatics team at Edinburgh University. Ella's talk explored data transactions and smart contracts and how these might manifest in developing IoT technologies. Ella demonstrated the BitBarista coffee machine, a Bitcoin powered coffee machine that explores perceptions of value transactions. The audience was made up of industry professionals and the interested general public and helped to introduce the audience to novel and innovative techniques in designing with data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.meetup.com/Scottish-Blockchain-Meetup/events/239690439/
 
Description TechStock Event RBS, showcase 
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 TechStock Event RBS, showcase was an invited small scale event at the RBS Headquarters in Edinburgh at which many SMEs presented new technical developments across IoT, FinTech and smart technology.
We presented work from Connected High Street and IoT projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.rbs.com/news/2016/march/opening-up-innovation-at-rbs.html
 
Description TedXUniversityof Edinburgh - demonstration of the BitBarista coffee machine 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Shaune Oosthuizen of the Design Informatics team demonstrated the BitBarista coffee machine which is a device in the Internet of Things which has its own Bitcoin wallet. The BitBarista demonstrates value transactions in smart contracting. The audience was primarily students from the university who were unaware of these kinds of uses for devices and helped them re-value their relationship with data and the possibilities of this emerging technology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.tedxuniversityofedinburgh.co.uk/calendar/2018/2/20/2018-tedx-main-conference
 
Description Tesco Bank: Data Pipe Dreams, Edinburgh Art Festival, Assembly Rooms, George Street. August 2018. 
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 Data Pipe Dreams: Glimpses of a Near Future - Exhibition
2 August 2018 - 25 August 2018
11am - 6pm

Design Informatics Pavilion, Outside Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street, EH2 2LR

What are the dreams of a data-driven future?

What if your hairdryer could buy energy at 2am and sell it to people drying their hair on a Friday night? What if you could see how sharing your YouTube comments could affect your employability? What if the Blockchain could spark thousands of micro acts of kindness to transform Edinburgh for the better?

You can experience all of this and more at the Design Informatics Pavilion, which showcases prototypes and interactive installations by Design Informatics researchers, Masters students and partners at Tesco Bank. The Pavilion's exhibits investigate the possibilities of designing with data, and how this can enrich or challenge our personal, economic and social lives. Come and have a play and explore what are now data pipe dreams, but not for long

This event is part our Summer at ECA programme during the 2018 Edinburgh Art Festival.
https://www.eca.ed.ac.uk/event/data-pipe-dreams-glimpses-near-future
https://www.designinformatics.org/event/data-pipe-dreams/
https://www.scotsman.com/future-scotland/tech/deedit-app-asks-edinburgh-festival-goers-to-help-out-in-the-city-1-4777781
https://www.insider.co.uk/news/deedit-edinburgh-tesco-social-bite-13020408
https://flic.kr/s/aHskCBdipP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.designinformatics.org/event/data-pipe-dreams/
 
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 Think Piece on the theme of Scotland2050 for Scottish Government 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 2050 Think Pieces for Scottish Government

We asked planning stakeholders to provide think piece contributions on Scotland 2050 to stimulate discussion and debate during the early engagement period and to help stakeholders to think about priorities for NPF4.

Martin Valenti -
Environmentally Responsible Economic Growth

Emma Ritch -
Gender Inclusive Places

Fiona Garven -
Community Development

Russell Jones -
Healthy Places

Steven Tolson -
A Plan to Grow More Food

Diana Findley -
Places for Older People

Aedan Smith -
Scotland's Environment

Dr Ruth Lightbody -
Community Engagement

Anna Beswick and Joseph Hagg -
Adaptive Places

Jim Valentine -
Our Cities

Diarmid Hearns -
Nature on a National Scale

Stephanie Conesa -
Our Renewable Energy

Vincent Goodstadt -
Scotland 2050: Lessons from Our Spatial Planning Heritage

John Lauder -
Our Active Travel Networks

Professor Chris Speed -
Our Arts and Cultural Environment

Rona Gibb -
Our Active Travel Networks

Calum Macleod -
A Thriving Rural Scotland

Tim German -
Our Energy Systems

Deryck Irving -
Future Green Networks

Liam Fowley MSYP -
Report on #WhatsYourTake

Angus Hardie -
Empowered Communities

Susie Fitton -
Places for Disabled People

Grant Carson -
Building a More Accessible World for us all

Jim Birrell -
Future Chief Planning Officers

Sally Thomas -
Our Future Homes

Phil Prentice -
Town Centres of The Future

Riddell Graham -
Our Tourist Industry

Elaine Fotheringham -
Our Flood Risk Management

Tammy Swift-Adams -
Enjoying The Fruits of Collaboration

Dr Matthew Lane -
Self and Custom Build

Andy Milne -
Rebalancing and Regenerating Planning for People and Places

Professor Iain Docherty -
An Accessible Scotland

Anne Johnstone -
Our Vacant and Derelict Land

Jo O'Hara -
Forestry and Woodland

Andy Kerr -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.transformingplanning.scot/media/1265/tp-our-arts-and-cultural-enviroment-v2.pdf
 
Description Value Chains and Constellations exhibition of Product Designers at the Royal Bank of Scotland, Gogarburn 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The Value Chains and Constellations exhibition of Product Designers at the Royal Bank of Scotland, Gogarburn presented work by students that responded to the problems and opportunities of PSD2 and Blockchain technologies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Value Constellations for Gaming. Invited talk: Continue Conference, The British Gaming Institute, Edinburgh Business School. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited talk for the Continue Conference, The British Gaming Institute, Edinburgh Business School.

Reported on new economies for gaming, using BitBarista and the work on crypto currencies as case studie
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://thebgi.uk/2018/08/27/continue-edinburgh-report/
 
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/