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The Pitch Day was the next step in the process of bringing out a new research program and new projects for the last two years, starting in April 2015. We have had two internal “Sparks and Flowers” workshops so far and the purpose of this day is to continue this work together with the partners through discussions and reflections.
Maria Holm welcomed all the particpants, gave a short introduction, whereafter Barry Brown introduced the draft version of the vision, mission and strategy for the upcoming two years. Afterwards a playful walk-about in the Centre was conducted, where the partners could engage, discuss and try possible future projects with the project leaders/teams. After lunch the wider perspective of the "Creative Disruption Arena" was introduced, all particpants split up and worked in four previous hand-picked smaller groups. The resulting outcome was continously presented by the four group leaders and a broader discussion finalized the Pitch Day.
Partners that joined the Pitch Day came from ABB, IKEA, Microsoft Research, Ericsson, TeliaSonera and Nokia.
One of our longtime partners: TeliaSonera honored us with their visit this Thursday. Mobile Life board member Roger Bengtsson, who is head of TeliaSoneras Innovation unit, was accompanied by a group of Executives. Maria Holm presented a deailled Centre overview and a demo tour followed, which especially refered to former and current collaboration between Mobile Life and TeliaSonera.
The Husqvarna Group is the world's largest producer of outdoor power products including robotic mowers, garden tractors, chainsaws and trimmers. With their headquarter being located in Stockholm, the Group is also the European leader in consumer watering products and one of the world leaders in cutting equipment and diamond tools for the construction and stone industries.
During their visit at Mobile Life, Husqvarna received an overview presentation followed by a guided tour through the Centre. Husqvarna will in the future cooperate with SICS on a variety of research tracks and we are looking forward to cooperate with them in the near future.
Today we were happy to welcome back Darja Isaksson to the Centre. Darja is founder and strategist at Ziggy Creative Colony, a digital agency who work with tasks to identify and exploit the opportunities offered by digitization and by that supporting their clients in their particular business area. We are looking forward to future collaborations with Ziggy Creative Colony!
Mobile Life continues being a popular place for visitors to drop by and discover what the Centre is all about. This morning we welcomed PeoplePeople, a Swedish Industrial Design Agency, who develop smart hacks for the physical world. In the afternoon representatives from the WAN-IFRA - The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers - which is the global organisation of the world’s press visited as well.
Led by Co-director Maria Holm, both vistor groups received an introduction, a tour through the Centre and a number of demos were on display.
Today we had the pleasure to welcome Dongseok Kang, the Vice President of Samsungs UX and Corporate Design Center in South Corea. Maria Holm provided an overview of the centre and additionally several projects and demos were showcased.
This internal writer's workshop served the upcoming CHI deadline and gave a chance to discuss and reflect current drafts and soon-to-be-ready papers. As Pedro Ferreira, organiser of this workshop, puts it "...just bring your joyful, intellectual selves and let's have a great day ripping apart your colleagues' hard, emotionally involved work, all while providing them with the constructive, friendly feedback they need to make the necessary changes for a CHI acceptance!". Let's hope for great success.
Today we welcome Cristian Norlin from #Ericsson Research, see his presentation live at http://t.co/aGJHvq7HtG
Cristian Norlin - Explorations of future mobile infrastructure through design-driven innovation
Professor Oskar Juhlin comments on PTS report on fixed Internet and phone subscriptions.
Do you wonder what's going on here at Mobile Life? Here is our brandnew NEWSLETTER to summon up the latest stories and happenings.
This time featuring topics like Defenders of research, Artistic Technology and more about the digital agenda as well as a Q&A with Roger Bengtsson from TeliaSonera. Check it out!
enjoy a nice Midsommar weekend and a good start into the holidays.
The "Future of money" project led by Barry Brwon had another workshop today. Together with representatives from our partners Ericsson, TeliaSonera and Rebel & Bird, the participants worked on ideas around the future of payment, where the point-of-sale was in the centre of discussion.
A proud number of twenty researchers participate in todays internal writer's workshop in order to discuss and reflect on recent writings, drafts and papers. For this task they formed two groups and alltogether fourteen papers are closely examined.
This morning we had the pleasure to welcome three representatives from Ericsson Research to the centre. An introductional kick-off meeting, where Kia talked about the Mobile Life vision and Daniel Enström and Mikael Anneroth gave a short presentation of their group and vision, was followed by a guided tour through the centre. Here a variety of different projects were presented and prototypes demoed.
It is very important to have these kinds of world leading research environments in Sweden, says Mikael Anneroth at Ericsson research.
Mobile Life is one of 17 VINN Excellence that are currently running and that are financed by VINNOVA, the Universities and the Industry. The purpose of the centers is to build internationally leading research organisations with academic excellence and that do research that is relevant to the industry. The collaboration should spur knowledge transfer to the public and the industry. In this article Mobile Life is presented as one of the centres.
Lara Houston - ‘Original’ and ‘Chinese’ mobile phones: Categorisation work and ‘postcolonial computing’ in the repair workshops of Kampala, Uganda
On Wednesday 2014-05-07 we will have a whole day event at the Centre:
33 Interaction Design Masterstudents from KTH are visiting, presenting and get to know the Centre. The time schedule will be as follows:
RT @cpltalk: Very interesting statements by Kia Höök KTH and George Khut UNSW at the Designing for the experiential body panel #CHI2014
RT @CraigMMacDonald: The #metaphone really pushes the boundaries of #art #design and #engineering. Can a machine be beautiful? Does it matt…