Hardware, Software & the Internet of Things
June 23–25, 2015 • San Francisco, CA
Tom Metcalfe

Tom Metcalfe
Co-Founder, Head of Design, rain cloud

Website | @tommetcalfe

Tom Metcalfe is a design consultant and co­-founder of rain cloud. His work is focused on building quality experiences and products within the Internet of Things.

Recently Tom produced REACT Objects Sandbox, a programme supporting six multi­disciplinary collaborations of academics and creatives to look at potential experiences in IoT.

Tom delivers workshops and talks internationally on both design and emerging technologies. Last year, he ran a workshop on IoT for Arts Council England; delivered a keynote on ‘UX in IoT’ at O’Reilly Solidcon; chaired a panel on IoT at Crafts Council’s Make:Shift; and ran a number of design thinking workshops, including one for the British Council, Korea Foundation, and 30 startups in Seoul. With REACT he was also involved in producing Unbox LABS Future Cities at the National Institute of Design, India.

Previously, Tom was senior creative and head of production design at Random International, and lead designer at the Product Research Studio, Dundee. He is currently a resident of the Pervasive Media Studio in Bristol.


1:30pm–5:00pm Tuesday, 06/23/2015
Tutorial, Design
Location: Fire House
Martin Charlier (Unmade), Claire Rowland (Independent), Tom Metcalfe (rain cloud), Elizabeth Goodman (18F / General Services Administration)
Average rating: ****.
(4.38, 16 ratings)
User experience prototyping for connected products stretches the limits of conventional UX methods. How can you ensure you’re making the right product and designing the right user experience before the hardware is fully defined? This workshop will teach a range of techniques for prototyping designs, from early stage concepts through to user interfaces for devices with different capabilities. Read more.