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

Valentin Heun
PhD Student, MIT Media Lab

Website | @dervali

Valentin Heun is a PhD student in the MIT Media Lab Fluid Interfaces Group. He is interested in transferring benefits from our shared digital experiences to our physical reality. Prior to his arrival in the group, Valentin cofounded an HCI company supported by an entrepreneur’s scholarship from the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. He holds a master’s of science from the MIT Media Lab, the German Diplom (eq. master’s) in design from the Bauhaus-University Weimar, and has pursued interdisciplinary studies in the field of design and engineering at the Pratt Institute New York, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, and Johann-Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt.


2:05pm–2:45pm Thursday, 06/25/2015
Location: Herbst Pavilion
Valentin Heun (MIT Media Lab)
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Internet-connected things offer big promises, but at the moment the interface is complicated. The interface should be as convenient and simple as tapping a light switch and ideally should not compromise human control. The logical next step is that the physical world itself will become the interface for smart objects, while our phones will function as tools occasionally needed to edit this reality. Read more.