After Money: If you change the representation of value, does it change the values that you can represent?

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

Abstract

Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin are challenging the way we perceive money. Offering new models for financial transactions, based on trust, and maintained through its open transactional database, currencies such as Bitcoin challenge the government-regulated fiat currencies that we currently use today.

However, users of cryptocurrencies are beginning to realise that it is the underlying technology of the blockchain that is likely to have the most profound effect on how we understand money. The blockchain is an global open ledger that records and verifies transactions, whilst encrypting the identity of users changes entirely how value is accounted for. No longer are banks or governments the mediators of currencies, with the power to divest or invest to dictate the flow of value within society, the blockchain decentralises money and offers a platform for its creative use. Presenting money as code, users of the blockchain are starting to explore new opportunities for how values can be represented, as technologies such as the blockchain change the representation of value.

This project will introduce the underlying principles of the blockchain to audiences that would otherwise not be consulted on the development of new currencies. Using a design-led and participatory approach, the research project will explore potential use cases for money as software through involvement with families, small businesses and local civic services. The research represents a significant contribution to contemporary debates around the emergence of new forms of value exchange and offers tangible outcomes for local, economic and academic communities.

This 18 month project addresses directly the ESRC priority area: 'Economic performance and sustainable growth'. The innovative design of this research project, its relationship with actual high street environments and involvement of the New Economic Foundation and the Royal Bank of Scotland constitutes transformative research at the high risk, high reward end of the research spectrum.

Planned Impact

The project's pathways to impact follow three routes. The first is through the active involvement of individuals, groups, customers and organisations in a participatory design process involving contextual understanding, design and development and evaluation. The second is through public, developer and policy maker engagement activities to reach a wide audience of end users, including an Expert Working Group (EWG) and workshops that provide access to project prototypes. The third is through an engagement with the press (National and International). The impacts envisaged are instrumental, in the form of financial services designed by families or small companies to support their management and exchange of money, and conceptual, through reframing debates on reciprocity as enabled by the affordances of programmable money. We will engage as appropriate with the Urban Transformations Co-ordinator and other relevant projects funded by the ESRC and RCUK to exploit potential synergies across projects.

Throughout the events, activities and outputs, impact will be captured in a number of ways including: number of people engaged in events, evaluation from events including testimonial feedback, indication that government have adopted ideas from the research, documentation of press.

Beneficiaries include existing customers and members of the community who live close by and/or use the Forrest Road branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland, the bank employees and the Technology Services team of the Royal Bank of Scotland, the New Economics Foundation, and the local technology start-up community. The Edinburgh start-up community is highly active across the use of crypto-currencies and the research team have good relations with Codebase who is the UK's largest growing tech incubator with companies such as Kotikan, RelayMed, Rightscale, Cloudsoft and Float as tenants.

Publications

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

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Elsden C (2018) HCI for Blockchain

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Khairuddin I (2019) BlocKit

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Lambert I (2017) Making as growth: Narratives in materials and process in Design Issues

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Maxwell D (2017) Story Blocks Reimagining narrative through the blockchain in Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies

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Maxwell D (2017) Story Blocks Reimagining narrative through the blockchain in Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies

 
Title Design Informatics Exhibition 'Living with Data' 
Description A group exhibition as part of the Edinburgh Digital Entertainment Festival showcasing the Bitcoin Marriage app as playful provocation for a public audience to reconsider traditional as 'smart' contracts 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact This exhibition had a wide public engagement throughout several weeks at Edinburgh's international festival and the Bitcoin Marriage app challenged people's perception of contracts not as legal, long-term commitments but as short-term, interactive agreements. 
 
Title KASH cups 
Description KASH cups is an interactive system of coffee cups, which reveals new opportunities for the design of value systems. Use value, economic value and social value, are often disguised in the habitual processes of using money as a representation of value. The KASH Cups, a collection of RFID augmented ceramic cups, revealed these values and as material artefacts with programmable functionality they changed the roles of people in value transactions, in such a way that social interactions became currency. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact This system makes complex value exchanges and new technological possibilities of smart contracts accessible to a wider audience in a playful manner. This offers potential for novel programmable models of value exchange for simple daily activities. 
 
Title Kash Cups 
Description KASH cups is an interactive system of coffee cups, which aims to reveal new opportunities for the design of value systems. Use value, economic value and social value, are often disguised in the habitual processes of using money as a representation of value. The KASH Cups, a collection of RFID augmented ceramic cups, reveals these values. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The material artefacts (cups) and their programmable functionality changes the roles of people in value transactions, in such a way that social interactions can become currency. In doing so, this project challenges existing notions of currency and how interaction designers can rethink the relationships between people, money and things. 
URL https://www.designinformatics.org/research_output/kash-cups/
 
Title Nissen: IFTTW smart contract cards 
Description A set of If This Then What cards as research tool to engage audiences with the concept and ideation of smart contracts 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact These cards have been used in a series of workshops and have been adopted by other researchers to iterate/re-design for engagement workshops as part of other research projects (B-IoT, Oxchain) 
 
Description We found that research which studies people's interactions with currency should expand to include more complex value practices for which money is only one representation of within a person's wider value constellation.

A broader perspective on the role of currency in people's lives should expand the study of money to include social and personal currencies in their digital lives.

More research is required to support people's understanding of data as a form of currency within the digital economy and the value of their data.

More personalised, modular or adjustable systems are required to integrate complementary currencies to allow users to negotiate an increasingly complex ecosystem of money and value(s).

Design tools are needed to bridge the gap between the complexities of new financial technologies (such as smart contracts/blockchain) and general publics.
Exploitation Route We propose that peoples practice with money is changing as money begins to is change its form. As such, we believe that novel developments of smart contracts and cryptocurrencies offer new opportunities to design for transitions from child to adult to support learning and changing monetary practices in the digital economy.

We recommend that the numerous emerging cryptocurrencies will challenge the perspective of such currencies as alternatives to fiat currencies and we instead view them as complimentary. An approach we believe should be wider adopted by design research in the area of Human-Currency Interaction.

The increasingly complimentary role that cryptocurrencies are playing in the complex ecosystem of currencies is not to replace fiat currencies but to add value and possibility to the user. We therefore propose that a more integrated approach of virtual alongside fiat currencies should be adopted and designed for in human currency interactions.

Our research indidcates that the increasingly complexity of networks of value(s) entangled in social and environmental relations will increasingly center around new distributed models of value exchange through blockchain and smart contracts. We therefore call for a wide debate that draws value and values together in order to shift from the design of products or services to designing more broadly for "the propagation of value" in its idiosyncratic forms, especially as money has so many, often conflated value practices associated with it.
Sectors Creative Economy,Financial Services, and Management Consultancy,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections

 
Description We have engaged in a wide variety of public, professional and cultural events to support the understanding that money is changing its form. The design component of the research that produced a series of workshops, tools and design experiences have supported engagement with people from public, civic and corporate cultures. The project website details the engagement: http://aftermoney.design Key to the impact has been the GeoCoin software workshop that helps people ideate through smart contract technologies: http://aftermoney.design/geocoin-in-the-park/ which has been used by the Royal Bank of Scotland and Tesco Bank. Workshops led to the publicly co-designed Marriage Application that has been exhibited at the Edinburgh Festival and Furtherfield Gallery, London: http://aftermoney.design/bitcoin-marriages-in-the-park/ Whilst KASH Cups has appeared at three International conferences to help delegates understand digital currency: http://aftermoney.design/kash-cups/ All of these engagement platforms have supported numerous parties to understand and develop their own interpretation of the technology and it's implications. Details of engagement events are lists in this submission. Three project workbooks also provide visitors to the website details upon our research methods: http://aftermoney.design/after-money-workbooks/ The project concluded with a Symposium with invited Speakers: http://aftermoney.design/427-2/ 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). and an exhibition: http://aftermoney.design/exhibition/ A notable output (including papers listed) was our direct involvement in the book: Artists Re:thinking the Blockchain Edited by Ruth Catlow, Marc Garrett, Nathan Jones, and Sam Skinner. https://liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/products/100826 The After Money team developed a chapter and software to support the publication. DESIGN OUTPUTS GEOCOIN APPLICATION https://geocoin.site BITCOIN MARRIAGES https://geocoin.eca.ed.ac.uk/marriage/ FINBOOK WEBSITE www.finbook.co.uk AFTER MONEY APPLICATION http://aftermoney.design/aftermoney/ IFTTT CARDS Materials and instructions can be found at http://aftermoney.design/ifttt-design-cards/ Any other information about this project can be found at aftermoney.design CURRENT PUBLICATIONS Design Informatics Research Center (Gianni, R., Mehrpouya, H., Murray-Rust, D., Nissen, B., Oosthuizen, S., Speed, C. & Symons, K.). (2017) FinBook: Literary content as digital commodity in Garrett, M., Jones, N., Catlow, R. & Skinner, S. (eds.) Artists Re: Thinking The Blockchain. Liverpool University Press, p.25-32. https://liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/ products/100826 Nissen, B., Symons, K., Tallyn, E., Speed, C., Maxwell, D. & Vines, J. (2017) New Value Transactions: Understanding and Designing for Distributed AutonomousOrganisations. In Proc. DIS' 17. New York: ACM, p. 352-355. https:/doi.org/10.1145/ 3064857.3064862 Nissen, B., Pschetz, L., Murray-Rust, D., Mehrpouya, H., Oosthuizen, S. & Speed, C. (2018) GeoCoin: Supporting ideation and collaborative design with location-based smart contracts. In Proc. CHI'18. New York: ACM, Paper 163, 10 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3173574.3173737 Elsden, C., Nissen, B., Jabbar, K., Talhouk, R., Lustig, C., Dunphy, P., Speed, C. and Vines, J. (2018) HCI for Blockchain: Studying, Designing, Critiquing and Envisioning Distributed Ledger Technologies. In CHI EA '18. ACM, New York, NY, USA , Paper W28, 8 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3170427.3170602 Speed, C; Nissen, B; Pschetz, L; Murray-Rust, D; Mehrpouya, H; Oosthuizen, S. (2019) Designing New Socio-Economic Imaginaries. EAD2019 Running with Scissors [conference proceedings] Dundee, April 2019. CONSULTANCY Tesco bank mercury project 2017, Consultancy, £86,000 Social Value Conference: Attending their regional Scottish conference with the Kash cups £5,500 Social Value Conference : Following the success of the Scottish event DI have been asked to run the Kash cups at their national conference in Manchester £6,500 EPSRC Digital Economy 10 year celebration: KASH Cups as social networking tool £650 Tesco bank mercury project 2019, Consultancy, £79,000 INVITED TALKS Nissen: Engaging Audiences - Reconsidering Value(s) Invited talk and workshop at UCL blockchain symposium (London, UK) 2016 Nissen: Talk and Demonstration of GeoAid platform, in Power 2.0: New Digital Geographies at RGS-IBG 2017 Nissen, Speed: Crossing Borders Invited talk at Future Play Festival (Edinburgh, UK) Nissen: Invited talk at Open Knowledge Data meetup (Edinburgh, UK) Speed, Nissen: KASH cups at Dutch Design Week 2017 Speed. Distributed Autonomous Futures invited talk at sIREN 2017 Nissen: Talk and Blockexchange workshop at UCL blockchain launch event 2017 (London) Nissen: Talk and demonstration of Bitcoin Marriage Provocation at ISSTI retreat (Edinburgh) Speed. Invited talk, Competitive Advantage in the Digital Economy Speed: Invited talk, FinBooks, FACT, Liverpool. 26/10/17 Speed: From Smart Contracts to Distributed Autonomous Things. SICSA IoT Cyber Security, Edinburgh. 20/04/17 Speed: Designing Things with Spending Power, MSN CHI Lites, Montreal. 22/04/18 Speed: Designing Things with Spending Power, Datafest, Edinburgh 23/03/18 Nissen: Evolution of Money. Invited talk at Science Festival Edinburgh 2018 Nissen: Entanglements of Data, Things and Theory. Invited talk at ArcInTex conference, Edinburgh, April 2018. Speed: Designing things with Spending Power, Invited talk: Mathematics for Industry: Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies, University of Manchester. Sep 8 2018 Speed: Innovation in the age of Artificial Intelligence: an executive's guide. Invited talk, Edinburgh Business School. 4/10/18 Nissen: Data Driven Innovation Talk - IPA | The Institute of Practitioners in Advertising. 22/11/18 Speed: Apocalyptic Design: Exploring More Than Human Agency in Distributed Networks, Brown University, Providence, 15th March 2019 Speed: Value of Data: Co-creating value in the digital economy, talk for DMA / DataFest Fringe Event, Inspace, 12th March 2019 Speed: Contribution to panel on creative skills. Places of Creative Production: Future Skills, Dundee. 1st Feb 2019 Speed: Designing Things with Spending Power. Invited talk for Morningside Justice and Peace group, 23rd January 2019 Speed: Designing Things with Spending Power. Invited talk for Understanding Blockchain for Business, Belfast, 17th January 2019 Speed: When Things Have Wallets. Invited talk.TUDelft, Netherlands, 20th February 2019 Nissen, Speed: DAOWO 'Blockchain & Art Knowledge Sharing Summit'. 2019 Nissen. Invited Panel at Not Equal Network Launch. 2019 WORKSHOPS Nissen. Tangible Tools for Understanding Distributed Systems Workshop at DRS'18 (Limerick, Ireland) Nissen, Speed. HCI for Blockchain: Studying, Designing, Critiquing and Envisioning Distributed Ledger Technologies. Workshop at CHI'18 (Montreal, Canada) Nissen, Speed. New Value Transactions: Understanding and Designing for Distributed Autonomous Organisations. Workshop at DIS'17 (Edinburgh, UK) Nissen, Speed. GeoCoin workshop at sIREN symposium 2017 (Edinburgh) Speed. BlockExchange workshop at the Alan Turing Institute (London) Speed. Block Exchange workshop in Tel Aviv (2017) Nissen, Oostenhuizen, Speed: GeoCoin workshop, Artists Rethinking the Blockchain, Furtherfield Gallery (London) Nissen, Speed, Oosthuizen: Geocoin workshop at Tesco Bank (Edinburgh) Nissen: Workshop and demo at ThingsCon 2016 (Amsterdam, Netherlands) Speed. Blockchain City workshop 2016 (Amsterdam, Netherlands) INSTALLATIONS Edinburgh Digital Entertainment Festival (2016) Installation of Bitcoin Marriages (Edinburgh, UK) New World Order (2017) Installation of Bitcoin Marriages and Geocoin (Furtherfield, London) Future Play (2017) Installation of AfterMoney. Design Informatics Pavilion. (Edinburgh, UK) Good Innovation (2017) Exhibiting AfterMoney and KASH cups. International Design Exhibition (Shenzen, China) After Money symposium and exhibition (2017) Culminating project symposium and exhibition (Edinburgh, UK)
First Year Of Impact 2016
Sector Creative Economy,Financial Services, and Management Consultancy,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
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
 
Title After Money app 
Description The app was part of a public engagement activity and aims to challenge different values one may exchange for a product, such as time, data and money. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The app was used by 1000 people during the exhibition at the Future Play festival and was installed during the After Money exhibition as well as a part of the Good Innovation design exhibition in Shenzen. 
 
Title Finbook 
Description FinBook is an algorithmic exploration which associates chapters of a book with financial robots (FinBots). As a creative provocation, this 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. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact This project was published online and as part of the book publication "Artists Re:thinking the Blockchain" with the support of the book editors and article authors. 
URL http://www.finbook.co.uk/
 
Title GeoCoin Platforms 
Description The GeoCoin platform uses smart contracting technology of digital currencies to create geo-fenced wallets based on phone's GPS location. This tool was developed not as final produce but as a research tool aiming to make complex new technologies more accessible to a wider public. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Several novel ideas of different versions and use cases were developed based on this initial 'unfinished' software. These are currently under further development with potential for additional partnerships, collaborations and funding opportunities. The main impact of exploring this software in public events or workshops is to make complex technology accessible and playful to a non-tech savvy audiences. 
URL http://www.geocoin.site
 
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 A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Organisation and delivery of a 2 day symposium including international speakers, workshops and an accompanying exhibition
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
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 After Money workbooks 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Summary of the overall research project's activities and findings in the form of 3 workbooks
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL http://www.aftermoney.design
 
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 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 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 Block Exchange workshop in Tel Aviv 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blockexchange workshop and GeoCoin activity to engage academic and industry professionals in understanding and ideating with Blockchain technology
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
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 at the Alan Turing Institute (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blockexchange workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description BlockExchange workshop, School of Informatics, Edinburgh 4/04/18 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact BlockExchange workshop, School of Informatics, Edinburgh 4/04/18
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://blockexchange.designinformatics.org/
 
Description Blockchain City workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 2 day workshop including Blockexchange and Geocoin bodystorming with final ideation and prototyping of two new app designs based on geolocated digital currencies
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
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 Collider SWIFT with entrepreneur Rob Dobson, Kate Symons (geography), Duncan Shingleton (RBS) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Centre for Design Informatics has already established a record of running "Collider" design thinking events, in which people from various areas of expertise are brought together to discuss hot topics and develop ideas. Ideas that seem very promising have the opportunity to be helped with some resources to develop prototypes in order to attract further external funding.
Following brief presentations about a specific technology and a problem space, an intensive 'sandpit' style workshop ensues that leads to one idea that is deemed serious enough to be taken forward for further development.
The SWIFT Collider responded to the call to address new banking solutions for international contexts/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Crossing Borders Talk at Future Play Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Joint talk with colleagues, Chris Speed & Larissa Pschetz, during the Future Play Festival in Edinburgh
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
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 DAOWO 'Blockchain & Art Knowledge Sharing Summit' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact DAOWO (Distributed Autonomous Organisations With Others) Summit UK facilitates cross-sector engagement with leading researchers and key artworld actors to discuss the current state of play and opportunities available for working with blockchain technologies in the arts. Whilst bitcoin continues to be the overarching manifestation of blockchain technology in the public eye, artists and designers have been using the technology to explore new representations of social and cultural economies, and to redesign the art world as we see it today.

This summit will focus on potential impacts, technical affordances and opportunities for developing new blockchain technologies for fairer, more dynamic and connected cultural ecologies and economies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.daowo.org/#the-2019-blockchain-art-knowledge-sharing-summit
 
Description DAOWO Summit talk and panel 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact DAOWO Summit UK - The Blockchain & Art Knowledge Sharing Summit

1.30-6pm (lunch from 12.30pm) 28th February 2019
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

DAOWO (Distributed Autonomous Organisations With Others) Summit UK facilitates cross-sector engagement with leading researchers and key artworld actors to discuss the current state of play and opportunities available for working with blockchain technologies in the arts. Whilst bitcoin continues to be the overarching manifestation of blockchain technology in the public eye, artists and designers have been using the technology to explore new representations of social and cultural economies, and to redesign the art world as we see it today.

Discussion will focus on potential impacts, technical affordances and opportunities for developing new blockchain technologies for fairer, more dynamic and connected cultural ecologies and economies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Designing DAOs workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Here is the blurb for the workshop. Designers and data specialists are at the forefront of exploring new ways of exchanging value, using Blockchain, cryptocurrencies, smart contracting and the direct exchanges between things made possible by the Internet of Things. These novel technologies mean that concepts of value and value exchange are being challenged in a variety of ways, and, far from being neutral, these innovations are entangled with and are co-producing novel political, economic and social arrangements, raising questions of ethics, privacy and the sociopolitical implications of new forms of distributed authority.

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

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

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

An informal counterpart to the 2018 CHI conference on Human-Computer Interaction, which brought thousands of international researchers to the Palais des Congrès de Montréal, CHI Lites offered an exclusive program featuring six of today's foremost thinkers on people and technology. It was a chance for the public to gain an insight into emerging research and take away thought-provoking insights.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://sigchi.org/chi-lites-chris/
 
Description Digital Community Currency 
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 A talk and "BlockExchange" workshop introducing communities around the Swap Market and Govanhill to ideas of cryptocurrencies and blockchain for considering their own community currency.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 Evolution of Money talk at Science Festival 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk about the current development of cryptocurrencies followed by a panel discussion with Susanna Hastilow (Group Archives and Museums) and Claudia Hammond (BBC).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Exhibition/Installation: AfterMoney at Design Informatics Pavilion 
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 Installation of After Money app in the Design Informatics pavilion during the Future Play festival in August 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Feminist Economy 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 Making connection with a local community in Easterbush, Glasgow, through an organisation called Platform to reach out to a more local community and discuss issues in their local community that may lead to conversations about potential community currency. Starting workshop/conversation considering perceptions of value.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 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 Good Innovation design exhibition, Shenzen 
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 As part of the Edinburgh Shenzen Creative Exchange initiative, the After Money app and Kash cups were exhibited in Shenzen. The exhibition featured on Chinese television (Shenzen Live).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Hoppers - International Women's Day workshop 
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 Blockexchange workshop with students to understand and investigate blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies and what we value
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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, 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 KASH cups at Dutch Design Week 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A live demo of KASH cups at an international design conference where delegates were using the interactive system in the coffee break
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
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 Launch of Artists Re:Thinking the Blockchain as part of After Money symposium Nov 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 The evening reception of the After Money symposium included the Scottish book launch of "Artists Re:thinking the Blockchain". Chaired by Mark Daniels (New Media Scotland), Editors Ruth Catlow (Furtherfield), Nathan Jones and Sam Skinner (Torque) introduced the book followed by a discussion and drinks. Artists Re:Thinking the Blockchain is the first book of its kind, intersecting artistic, speculative, conceptual, and technical engagements with the technology heralded as "the new internet". The book features a range of newly commissioned essays, fictions, illustration and art documentation exploring what the blockchain might mean for our collective futures.
Imagined as a future-artefact from a time before the blockchain changed the world, and a protocol by which a community of thinkers can transform what that future might be, Artists Re:Thinking The Blockchain acts as a gathering and focusing of contemporary ideas surrounding this still largely mythical and wildly hyped technology.
The book comprises: Documentation of artistic projects engaged in the blockchain, including foundational works Plantoid, Terra0, and Bittercoin; Theorisation of key areas in the global blockchain conversation by writers such as Hito Steyerl, Rachel O'Dwyer, Rob Myers, Ben Vickers and Holly Herndon; and new poetry, illustration and speculative fiction by Theodorios Chiotis, Cecilia Wee, Juhee Hahm and many more.
Threaded throughout the book is Finbook a web-based project in partnership with Design Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. Finbook is an interface where readers and bots can trade on the value of chapters included in the book, rendering the book with an Internet-of-Things like interactivity, and imagining a new regime for cultural value under blockchain conditions. The audience comprised of speakers at the symposium, artists, researchers and interested industry professionals who learned about the concept of design fictions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://torquetorque.net/publications/artists-rethinking-the-blockchain/
 
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/Oosthuizen: GeoCoin workshop Tesco 
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 Part of Tesco Mercury consultancy, this workshop introduced location-based smart contracts to the student/industry teams and allowed them to developed new concepts/ideas of value exchange in the 'smart city'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Nissen/Tallyn/Symons/Speed: DIS workshop: New Value Transactions 
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 conference workshop exploring and designing for distributed autonomous organisations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Nissen: Talk and Demonstration of GeoAid platform, in Power 2.0: New Digital Geographies at RGS-IBG 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk and demonstration of GeoCoin related app, GeoAid and potential of blockchain technology for aid distribution
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
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 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 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 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 to the Gartner Research Board 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited to present research across a series of projects to the Gartner Research Board.

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

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

The event was opened with a welcome note by Nicola Blackwood and Phil Nelson followed by an afternoon networking session during which several scientific projects and programmes showcased the diversity and high impact of research funded by the EPSRC. The key messages delivered during the event stressed that strong economies are science economies, economic growth is fuelled by technology, and engineering and physical sciences deliver much needed growth and productivity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.epsrc.ac.uk/skills/rise/
 
Description 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 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. Contribution to panel on creative skills. Places of Creative Production: Future Skills, Dundee. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Glasgow School of Art in partnership with Abertay University are delighted to invite you to Save the Date, Fri 1st Feb 2019 for a one-day event exploring the skills agenda in relation to the Creative Industries and the cultural ecology in which these industries sit. The day will be introduced by a keynote speech from the Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop MSP.

PROGRAMME:

9.45 - 10.00 Registration

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

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

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

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

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

11.45 - 12.10 Coffee

12.10 - 12.25 Session 2: Creative Skills Employers.

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

13.10-14.15 Lunch (Buffet lunch included)

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

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

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

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

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

This event is part of GSA's 'Places of Creative Production' series of symposia supported by Creative Scotland and SFC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/places-of-creative-production-future-skills-tickets-53536389783#
 
Description Speed, Chris. Creative Informatics, Creative Industries Federation, Creative Careers and Education workshop, 22nd Novermber 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk about future of Creative Industries in Data Driven Age - forthcoming Creative Informatics AHRC project
The Federation's Creative Careers and Education working group will meet on 20 November at LAMDA to discuss its creative careers programme, introduce the new Creative Industries Policy Evidence Centre and a progress update on the Creative Industries Cluster Programmes.
Venue
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
155 Talgarth Road, London, England W14 9DA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.creativeindustriesfederation.com/events
 
Description Speed, Chris. Designing Things with Spending Power. Invited talk for 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
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18:30-20:00
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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. 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, Rankin: Social Value Conference, Kash Cup Workshop - Manchester Nov 20-21 2018 
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 The National Social Value Conference is the leading event of its kind bringing together experts and practitioners from the public and private sectors to share good practice and innovative ideas about how to embed social value into commissioning, procurement and delivery. This year the conference theme was 'Inspiring Leadership' and buildt on the great success of the 2017 Conference when we hosted over 250 people and a number of eminent speakers including Andy Street, the Mayor of West Midlands Combined Authority and launched the National TOMs Framework for social value measurement that has been downloaded by over 1500 organisations as far afield as Australia and New Zealand.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://socialvalueportal.com/national-social-value-conference-2018/
 
Description Speed, Rankin: Social Value Gathering, Kash Cup Workshop/Talk - Edinburgh Sept 21 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact The Gathering invited a diverse range of contributors, including Roseanna Cunningham MSP, Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform The Social Bite, Citizens Advice, the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence, Balfour Beatty, SEPA, University of Edinburgh's Design Informatics, Social Investment Scotland, Scottish Land Commission, Changeworks, Scotland's Towns Partnerships, Cornerstone, Stirling Council and many others.
The event also saw the launch of SVP's Social Value Marketplace, using an interactive tool to spotlight and develop exciting social value-led initiatives.

Looking to break new ground in terms of the format as well, with an innovative partnership with the University of Edinburgh's Design Informatics team to create a digital social value "thread" that leads to a collaborative space.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://socialvalueportal.com/social-value-gathering-2018/
 
Description Speed, Symons: Block Exchange workshop, School of Education, 27/10/17 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Speed, Symons: Block Exchange workshop, School of Education, 27/10/17. Block Exchange is a fast-paced workshop activity that will open minds to the future possibilities of value exchange. Using Lego to simulate the Blockchain participants will experiment with trading as economic models shift from the basic acquisition of resources, through a fluctuating market and finally into peer-to-peer trading of value where anything goes. Held at school of education to help explain potential digital futures for education.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://blockexchange.designinformatics.org/
 
Description Speed, Symons: Block Exchange workshop, Tesco Bank, 27/10/17 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Speed, Symons: Block Exchange workshop, Tesco Bank, 27/10/17. Block Exchange is a fast-paced workshop activity that will open minds to the future possibilities of value exchange. Using Lego to simulate the Blockchain participants will experiment with trading as economic models shift from the basic acquisition of resources, through a fluctuating market and finally into peer-to-peer trading of value where anything goes. Held at the offices of Tesco Bank as part of the Tesco Bank Mercury programme consultancy project which is a pioneering professional development plan for Tesco executives, and is a fantastic link between academia and business, allowing research to be taken forward by business.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://blockexchange.designinformatics.org/
 
Description Speed, Tallyn: Block Exchange workshop, CodeBase, Edinburgh, In collaboration with IoTUK / Digital Catapult. 8th December 2017. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Block Exchange is a fast-paced workshop activity that will open minds to the future possibilities of value exchange. Using Lego to simulate the Blockchain participants will experiment with trading as economic models shift from the basic acquisition of resources, through a fluctuating market and finally into peer-to-peer trading of value where anything goes. Held at the offices of Codebase - a Tech hub in Edinburgh. Demonstrated Edinburgh University's pioneering research to industrial practitioners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://blockexchange.designinformatics.org/
 
Description Speed: Chairing of Conference: Research Through Design, National Museum of Scotland, 22-24/03/17 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Speed: Chairing of Conference: Research Through Design, National Museum of Scotland, 22-24/03/17 The third edition of the conference was chaired by Chris Speed and Ian Lambert and was held at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, UK, 22-24 March 2017. The museum context provided an exciting venue for exploring new and emerging disciplines of making, and a unique opportunity for RTD conference exhibits to be juxtaposed with curated NMS artefacts and collections, challenging contemporary and future notions of value and expertise.
Through the theme 'New Disciplines of Making - Shared Knowledge in Doing', the 2017 chairs continued a discussion and debate exploring how the artefacts and processes of practice-based research can become tangible outcomes. The conference programme explored ideas around the nature of knowledge 'in doing', and how we 'unpick' tacit forms of knowledge arising from processes that are often intuitive and impulsive, and sometimes recognised only on reflection - when the process has ended.
33 out of 233 submissions were included in the final programme, after being peer-reviewed by members of the Programme Committee and reviewers in the growing RTD community.
The RTD 2017 incorporated a number of Provocations alongside presentations and discussions of exhibited work. Invited speakers at RTD included Prof. Elisa Giaccardi of TU Delft, and Azusa Murakami and Alexander Groves of Studio Swine. As the conference was hosted by NMS, there was rich opportunity to hold two panel discussions that brought museum curators into conversation with design researchers and practitioners about relationships between artefacts, research, and museum spaces.
A new addition to the format for RTD 2017 was a day of workshops, which created the opportunity for researcher-practitioners to be 'hands-on' in making and experimenting and new materials, engaging multiple areas of exploration including printmaking, sandcasting and mapping. More information on the workshops is here. Outputs from experimental making at each workshop were presented back to delegates during the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.researchthroughdesign.org/news/rtd-2017-new-disciplines-of-making-shared-knowledge-in-do...
 
Description Speed: 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 and Blockexchange workshop at UCL blockchain kickoff event (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Delivery of a talk and blockexchange workshop to a wide variety of 30 academics, businesses and policymakers who were launch a new network of exploring novel use cases for blockchain technology, e.g. the international Open Music Initiative
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Talk and demonstration of Bitcoin Marriage Provocation at ISSTI retreat (Edinburgh) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk and demonstration of initial Bitcoin Marriage prototype (or provocation) to an academic audience of Science and Technology Studies scholars
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.issti.ed.ac.uk/events/retreats/2016
 
Description Talk at Make:Shift 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Joint talk with colleague Arno Verhoeven on crafting tangible data
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
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 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 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 ThingsCon workshop and demo (Amsterdam, Netherlands) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Firstly, 30-40 people participated in a blockexchange workshop to develop a better understanding of blockchain technology and spark discussion of new use case ideas.

Secondly, we demonstrated a new system of interactive ceramic cups to consider the exchange of value in a social setting to reconsider what constitutes currency and how new technology can provoke new models of exchange.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
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 UK Digital Economy Crucible 2016, London Skills Lab 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk to discuss the roll of value constellations in mapping research relationships across projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://cherish-de.uk/crucible/
 
Description 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 Weaving Crypto Ledgers 
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 Workshop with community groups and artists using making and design tools to engage different members of the public in conversations around developing a community currency and the potential or issues of blockchain technology
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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/
 
Description World-leading Research: A Celebration of Impact 28th March 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 to highlight the work with Tesco Bank that emerged in part from the ESRC After Money project.

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The Research Support Office offers expert knowledge and targeted support to the University of Edinburgh's research community, particularly in the pursuit of research funding and developing world-class research projects.
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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019