Personal Data and the IoT at Mydata 2017

Research conducted at Lancaster University as part of PETRAS’s Adoption & Acceptability stream and House Training the Internet of Things project was presented recently at the academic track of the Mydata 2017 conference. Mydata is an international get together that aims to foster positive and human-centric innovation around the personal data. Presented to assembled lawyers, entrepreneurs, activists, and academics, the …

House Training the IoT, Energy Temporality, and Wearable Healthbands

Two research papers conducted as part of the PETRAS House Training the Internet of Things project, hosted at Lancaster University’s Imagination Research Lab, were presented at the 2017 Designing Interactive Systems conference this week. Both projects employ Design Fiction to explore issues around the adoption of IoT technologies in domestic/home-based settings. “Will you need a permit to use your home-made health …

Someone Else’s Problem Fields and the IoT

PETRAS research conducted as part of the Adoption and Acceptability theme was recently presented at the Association for Computing Machinery’s Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. The paper, titled Implications for Adoption, discusses how technology researchers tend to regard integration of the technologies they research into everyday life as someone else’s problem. Whilst there are a large variety of …

Why The Internet of Things Needs Object Orientated Ontology

Last week Sapienza University of Rome played host to the 12th European Academy of Design Conference themed around Design for Next. PETRAS members Prof. Paul Coulton, Joseph Lindley and Rachel Cooper attended the conference to present a paper about PETRAS research based on the world’s first truly smart kettle – Polly. An output from PETRAS’s House Training the Internet of Things  project and feeding into the Adoption …

How Research is Preparing us for Drones of the Future

IEEE’s Pervasive is a journal specialising in the Internet of Things. Appearing in Pervasive, Design Fiction: Anticipating Adoption is an article by PETRAS researchers Professor Paul Coulton and Joseph Lindley. In the article they explore the “controversial, sometimes amusing, and often innovative applications” of drones. As part of the PETRAS Adoption and Acceptability theme and conducted at Lancaster University’s design-led research lab Imagination, the research uses a technique for helping …