PACTMAN: Trust, Privacy and Consent in Future Pervasive Environments

Lead Research Organisation: Lancaster University
Department Name: Computing & Communications

Abstract

We live in a world in which our ability to capture personal user data far exceeds our understanding of how to manage issues of trust, privacy and consent with potentially far-reaching consequences for both individuals and society. Without independent academic research in this space we run the risk of privacy and trust being sacrificed in the rush to commercially exploit these new sensing capabilities. In this project we will conduct pioneering interdisciplinary research to create the world's first comprehensive system for privacy and consent management in future pervasive environments, i.e. environments with a wide range of sensing capabilities. Our work is informed by two scenarios - human memory augmentation and personalised information presentation. Both applications have the potential to transform key areas of our society yet raise significant privacy and consent issues that are likely to inhibit their deployment. Our work involves multiple stakeholders including the NHS and the BBC that represent these application scenarios and that are committed to working closely with the project throughout its lifetime. The project will draw on expertise from computer science, design and psychology to deliver both new models for consent and privacy and, a detailed understanding of the cognitive vulnerabilities of users of future pervasive environments, resulting in a prototype platform for privacy and consent management. In addition to delivering significant near-term benefits to our stakeholders, if successful the project has the potential to position the UK as an international leader in privacy and consent in future pervasive environments and to help catalyse the emergence of this important area of the digital economy.

Planned Impact

The PACTMAN project has the potential for significant economic and societal impacts. The knowledge produced will include new understandings of user attitudes to privacy and consent, insights into new cognitive threats in pervasive environments, new architectures for managing these issues based on existing trust relationships, prototype software and briefing documents aimed at engaging beyond the project and traditional research communities.

Economic benefits have been identified by both our stakeholder groups. Representatives of the NHS (our first stakeholder group) are clear that pervasive environments (i.e. those that are rich in sensing and display capabilities) will have a key role to play in future health care - enabling applications such as augmented cognition and assisted living. They see a direct financial benefit from the development of privacy and consent management techniques that will help applications in this sector flourish. All three of our NHS partner organisations also see the potential for immediate significant benefits if the project is able to deliver new consent models that encourage more effective data sharing within the NHS. Such models could facilitate more efficient ways of working and better patient outcomes with direct and indirect benefits to society as a whole.

Our second stakeholder group are concerned with the delivery of high quality personalised content and associated media experiences. Content personalisation in pervasive environments is a potentially highly significant market - extending beyond digital signage to encompass a wide range of personalised media/content experiences. The results of our project will help provide companies operating in this sector with tools for better management of privacy and consent that we believe will help catalyse this important new market. Support from the BBC illustrates the scale of the challenges being faced and the need to maintain viewer trust while delivering new personalised services in pervasive environments.

Through our networking events that foster UK talent in the area we will also contribute to the long term economic potential of the country in this important area of the digital economy.

In addition to the health and economic benefits outlined about the project will also deliver benefit to society through stimulating societal debate on the issues of trust and privacy in pervasive environments and by contributing to the development of new approaches to consent and privacy within the NHS and beyond.

Publications

10 25 50
 
Title Personalised Media Experiences on Pervasive Display Networks 
Description Video submission to the workshop on reconfigurable television experiences at the DESIGNING INTERACTIVE SYSTEMS conference 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact enabled the attendance at the workshop, opened up opportunities for future collaborations with other partners 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4H7_8f7lp8
 
Title Trustball - A Playful Physical Questionnaire 
Description Trustball is an arcade-style tangible game consisting of (a) a screen, (b) tangible LED buttons and (c) a container of custom-filled vending machine balls with a mechanism that would drop a ball into (d) a series of flippers that guided the ball in accordance with participants' question responses. The blinking buttons and start screen of Trustball invited visitors to "Press any button to play" - denoting the start of an interaction session - followed by a series of interactions that would eventually allow the vending machine balls to be release from the game. This incentivised game activity allows for research data to be captured by asking participants a series of trust and data related questions (in this case but can be edited) with 5 different possible answers (or buttons). Developed by Bettina Nissen, Rory Gianni, Victoria Neumann and Chris Speed with helping hands from Siyao Zhang, Joanna Spreadbury. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact This artefact was installed for 3 weeks during a public exhibition at an international cultural festival and the data captured from this device was the basis for the paper publication "Should I Agree? Delegating Consent Decisions Beyond the Individual" at CHI 2019. 
URL http://pactman.uk/2018/08/13/trustball-who-do-you-trust-to-consent/
 
Description We have developed a new approach to reasoning about consent by reframing the problem as one of delegation - essentially offering users the opportunity to delegate consent decisions to third parties including experts and family members. We have explored this idea with members of the public and found that there is broad acceptance of this idea.
Exploitation Route We are taking forward these findings to develop a system for further trials.
Sectors Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software)

 
Description Advisor / Discussant with colleagues at University of Hertfordshire 
Organisation University of Hertfordshire
Department Department of Psychology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Two-day visit to discuss work on PACTMAN (and earlier EU-funded RECALL project). Discussants with expert scientists at University of Hertfordshire, UK and University of Grenoble, France. Discussion of application of PACTMAN memory ideas to individuals living with early onset Alzheimers.
Collaborator Contribution Discussion of a series of experiments and advised on draft funding application to use wearable technology to improve older adult memory
Impact Two day meeting
Start Year 2017
 
Description Collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University 
Organisation Carnegie Mellon University
Department School of Computer Science (SCS)
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have been engaged in a number of research discussions and visits to CMU. Nigel Davies visited CMU in 1st Aug - 1st Sep 2018 and 19th - 25th Feb 2018.
Collaborator Contribution CMU provided visitor space and access to members of research groups.
Impact Research paper submitted to IEEE Computer.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Collaboration with the University of Lugano 
Organisation University of Italian Switzerland
PI Contribution RAs (Mateusz Mikusz and Peter Shaw) spent effort on creating Tacita iOS client and Tacita Cloud Services, enabled USI to utilise the existing applications to deploy a similar display personalisation system
Collaborator Contribution Expertise and guidance
Impact Publications and dissemination of research outputs to the community.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Collaboration with the University of Lugano 
Organisation University of Lugano
Country Switzerland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution RA and academic effort contributing to the writing of academic research papers and successful research grant application.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise and guidance and accommodation for the duration of the visit.
Impact Research papers under development. Successful grant funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF).
Start Year 2018
 
Description Heathfield Residential Care Home 
Organisation Heathfield Ladies Residential Home
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We are collaborating on the use of new pervasive technology in the context of a residential care home. We have conducted a multi-month display deployment and a series of interviews and focus groups.
Collaborator Contribution The partner helped us recruit 14 participants for our studies including adult children of residents and care home staff.
Impact The interviews have been audio recorded and fully transcribed and we are in the process of analyzing them.
Start Year 2017
 
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 University of Lugano Sabbatical/Placement 
Organisation University of Lugano
Country Switzerland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution RA and academic effort contributing to the writing of two publications submitted to PerDis.
Collaborator Contribution Academic effort and office resources.
Impact Two joint papers with the University of Lugano based on PETRAS work on smart displays as part of the DiSCC project. This was enabled through two on-site visits.
Start Year 2016
 
Title Creation of world's largest public display personalisation testbed 
Description As part of DiSSC we created the world's largest public display personalisation composed of over 65 displays deployed across the Lancaster University campus and a number of software products including: Tacita Cloud Services, Tacita iOS Client and Tacita iLancaster Integration. 
Type Of Technology New/Improved Technique/Technology 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact The display personalisation deployment at Lancaster was featured by Reuters and has been used by a number of EPSRC-funded projects including DiSSC, ReCoPS and PACTMAN. 
 
Title Tacita Cloud Services 
Description cloud service to enable public display personalisation and other location-aware services in the context of DiSSC and PACTMAN 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact research outputs (papers and presentations), press releases (Reuters), collaborations (University of Lugano, Singapore) 
 
Title Tacita iLancaster Integration 
Description Integration of the Tacita display personalisation system into iLancaster (student app available to students, staff and visitors at Lancaster University) 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact enabled us to roll out the display personalisation software to a wider audience at Lancaster 
 
Title Tacita iOS Client 
Description The Tacita iOS client is a mobile application that allows users to subscribe to content that will be shown on pervasive displays in the space as they walk by - yet still protecting user privacy. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact This software is in daily use across the university campus at Lancaster and two partner institutions (University of Surrey and Università della Svizzera italiana in Lugano, Switzerland). A number of conference publications are planned that build on top of this iOS client. 
 
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 Attendance and Talk at MobiUK (First UK Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Systems Research Symposium) 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact RA Mateusz Mikusz and PI Nigel Davies attended MobiUK aiming to foster future collaborations with researchers working in the field of mobile, wearable and ubiquitous systems in the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://mobiuk.org
 
Description Attendance at DIS workshop on Designing Reconfigurable Televisual Experiences 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Attendance at the workshop on Designing Reconfigurable TV Experiences introducing participants (experts in the field) to the latest smart campus (DiSSC) research on personalisable public displays.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.designingthefuture.tv
 
Description Attendance, Talk and Demo at HotMobile 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact RAs Mateusz Mikusz and Peter Shaw and PI Nigel Davies attended HotMobile 2019 (The Twentieth International Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications). Nigel Davies presented the paper "Mapping of the IoT" that sparked a number of discussions among the research community present.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://hotmobile.org/2019/
 
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 Building a Community of UK TIPS Researchers (2nd Event) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Approximately 40 PhD students and early career researchers attended a two-day event organised by Dr. Bettina Nissen and Prof. Chris Speed for networking activities, research presentations and interactive workshops. Participants were encouraged to develop new research partnerships.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://pactman.uk/building-a-community-of-uk-tips-researchers-2/
 
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 ECR Event: Building a Community of UK TIPS Researchers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Approximately 35 PhD students and early career researchers attended a two-day event organised by Dr. Bran Knowles and Dr. Sarah Clinch for networking activities, research presentations and interactive workshops. A further 11 academics and other experts were also in attendance. Participants were encouraged to develop new research partnerships, e.g. one workship has directly led to collaboration in cybernetics between Manchester and Edinburgh.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://pactman.uk/building-a-community-of-uk-tips-researchers/
 
Description Expert at Summer School for Swiss Graduate School for Cognition, Learning, and Memory 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Geoff Ward was one of three International Expert at Summer School for Swiss Graduate School for Cognition, Learning, and Memory. Weggis, near Luzern, Switzerland, Week long event 11-14th June, 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.gsclm.unibe.ch/training/summer_school/pastss/index_eng.html
 
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 at 2nd International Conference on Simulation Technology 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Keynote on next generation physical analytics using synthetic analytics as an approach to gain more insights about user navigation and interaction patterns in the context of pervasive displays and smart campus environments.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://conference.simtech.uni-stuttgart.de/event/1/page/31-nigel-davies
 
Description Keynote at 7th ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote on future saturated display environments and future research challenges and open questions regarding smart environments and pervasive displays.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://pervasivedisplays.org/2018/program.html#keynote
 
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/Gianni: Workshop on Temporality of Consent 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Workshop as part of PACTMAN project exploring temporal aspects of consent in digital systems
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Not Equal Network Launch - Panel 
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 Digital innovation is transforming the service economy and public services in significant ways. If harnessed to the wrong economic and socio-political model, technological innovation has the potential to be detrimental to the most vulnerable and reinforce inequality.

This one-day event marks the launch of the Not Equal project, and the first call for collaborative research proposals, part of the Open Commissioning Programme.

This event is an opportunity Network+ partners to come together and share ideas on possible practical responses to issues flagged up by partners within each challenge area; as well as hear about the funding criteria, process and support available.

The event features provocative talks from invited speakers and experts from academia, civic and civil society, who will share their views on the social justice dimensions of emerging technology design and application and the challenges facing us today.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Presentation at Context and Episodic Memory Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Geoff Ward presented "Using three different smartphone applications to further explore serial position curves and temporal contiguity effects of stimuli presented at very longer inter-stimulus intervals".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at Psychonomics International 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Geoff Ward presented "An Examination Of Long-Term Recency And Contiguity Effects Using Smartphone Applications" at the conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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. 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 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: 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.

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Thursday 4 October 2018
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Fran Cardells; Strategy Director; Salesforce
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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. 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, 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: Chairing of Conference: Research Through Design, National Museum of Scotland, 22-24/03/17 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Speed: Chairing of Conference: Research Through Design, National Museum of Scotland, 22-24/03/17 The third edition of the conference was chaired by Chris Speed and Ian Lambert and was held at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, UK, 22-24 March 2017. The museum context provided an exciting venue for exploring new and emerging disciplines of making, and a unique opportunity for RTD conference exhibits to be juxtaposed with curated NMS artefacts and collections, challenging contemporary and future notions of value and expertise.
Through the theme 'New Disciplines of Making - Shared Knowledge in Doing', the 2017 chairs continued a discussion and debate exploring how the artefacts and processes of practice-based research can become tangible outcomes. The conference programme explored ideas around the nature of knowledge 'in doing', and how we 'unpick' tacit forms of knowledge arising from processes that are often intuitive and impulsive, and sometimes recognised only on reflection - when the process has ended.
33 out of 233 submissions were included in the final programme, after being peer-reviewed by members of the Programme Committee and reviewers in the growing RTD community.
The RTD 2017 incorporated a number of Provocations alongside presentations and discussions of exhibited work. Invited speakers at RTD included Prof. Elisa Giaccardi of TU Delft, and Azusa Murakami and Alexander Groves of Studio Swine. As the conference was hosted by NMS, there was rich opportunity to hold two panel discussions that brought museum curators into conversation with design researchers and practitioners about relationships between artefacts, research, and museum spaces.
A new addition to the format for RTD 2017 was a day of workshops, which created the opportunity for researcher-practitioners to be 'hands-on' in making and experimenting and new materials, engaging multiple areas of exploration including printmaking, sandcasting and mapping. More information on the workshops is here. Outputs from experimental making at each workshop were presented back to delegates during the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.researchthroughdesign.org/news/rtd-2017-new-disciplines-of-making-shared-knowledge-in-do...
 
Description 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 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 Tangible Tools for Understanding Distributed Systems (DRS workshop in Ireland) 
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 A workshop at the Design Research Society conference in Limerick, Ireland which mainly engaged academic audiences and design practitioners.

This workshop explored the implications of evolving distributed ledgers' and autonomous systems' technologies which introduce the principle that products and services may soon be owned and managed collectively and not governed by one person or authority, thus allowing us to rethink traditional concepts of trust, ownership and power. This workshop will support participants' critical understanding of these new forms of distributed systems while exploring what tangible tools may support design researchers in understanding complex technologies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 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 focus groups 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We conducted a series of focus groups (4 in total) with 13 older adults to understand attitudes to personalisation. Insights gleaned from this will form the basis of a forthcoming publication.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017