Chatbot ethnographer gathers data at the Royal Highland Show

The collection of ethnographic data to inform design and development of IoT is becoming increasingly challenging as interactions are woven seamlessly into the fabric of our lives and are often intermittent and on the go. As part of an ongoing collaboration with the Royal Bank of Scotland, the STiPS project has created a chatbot ethnographer or “Ethnobot” to assist with …

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 …