The Little Book of Design Fiction for the Internet of Things

As output of our work relating to Adoption and Acceptability and the House Training the Internet of Things project we have created a guide for designers and developers of IoT products and services who may wish to use Design Fiction as part of their design processs. In this little book we explain: What we mean by the IoT What we …

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Future possibilities for Transport and Mobility: Workshop report

On the 11th January 2018, UCL hosted a workshop at STEaPP, at its offices in the famous Georgian Fitzroy Square in London – there were film crews present on the day in the square but sadly they were not there to cover the meeting itself! The workshop was brought together to discuss the future possibilities for a Transport and Mobility …

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Hub increases the size of its Impact team

The PETRAS Impact team has recently had an injection of new talent. Joining the team are Mike Stead as Design Visualiser, based at Lancaster University and Sarah Hardy, Knowledge Exchange Co-ordinator, based at Warwick University.  Mike holds a Masters in Product Design and has worked for clients including the BBC and The Big Issue. He joined the HighWire Centre for Doctoral …

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IoT in the conservation of Art: Workshop report

PETRAS and the Tate recently held a meeting to assess the key challenges faced by monitoring a mobile art collection with a size of 70,000 pieces. The meeting looked at how PETRAS could develop IoT solutions to assist with such issues as the collection embrace smart technology. The meeting was held at the Tate Britain, London, on Monday 8 January 2018. …

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Spotlight on: Mike Harding

In our monthly feature, we are shining a spotlight on members of the PETRAS community, to help us get to know the people that make up our diverse research hub. This month into the spotlight steps Mike Harding, Research Fellow at Lancaster University. If you would like to be featured in a future edition please contact robert.j.thompson@ucl.ac.uk What is your …

IoTUK and PETRAS team up to talk about Harnessing Economic Value

Over the past month IoTUK, the government-funded national programme designed to accelerate the UK’s Internet of Things (IoT) capability, and PETRAS have been working together to produce a dissemination series focusing on Harnessing Economic Value of the IoT. The series starts with a blog written by Dr Razvan Nicolescu, digital anthropologist and PETRAS researcher at Imperial College London. In the introductory piece, found here, Razvan …

2nd Internal PETRAS Strategic Fund Call for Demonstrator Project Proposals

Issue date: 2 February 2018 Version number: v2.0 (issued on 1 March 2018) Closing date (revised): 10:00 GMT on 21 March 2018 Download this funding call as a PDF here. Summary PETRAS invites outline proposals from its academic members for collaborative demonstrator projects in the Cyber Security of the Internet of Things (IoT) research to be undertaken jointly with User …

Bodies in the Cloud: SGP Team @ CPDP

The Computers, Privacy, & Data Protection (CPDP) conference is an annual three-day event devoted to privacy and data protection. CPDP gathers academics, lawyers, practitioners, policy-makers, industry, and civil society from all over the world in Brussels. It offers an arena to exchange ideas and discuss the latest legal, regulatory, academic, and technological developments, making CPDP one of the leading data protection and …

PETRAS @ Internet Governance Forum 2017

Dr Madeline Carr and Dr Leonie Tanczer from PETRAS Standards, Governance and Policy (SGP) research team attended this year’s Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Geneva. The IGF is a global multi-stakeholder forum that promotes discussions and dialogue about public policy issues related to the Internet. It was convened in 2006 by the United Nations Secretary-General and is a platform that …