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

Ross Atkin
Director, Ross Atkin Associates

Website | @rossatkin

Ross Atkin is a designer and engineer with experience working in industry (for leading UK manufacturers like Dyson, Stannah, and Furnitubes) and academia (at the Royal College of Art Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design). He works at the interface between disability and technology. He conducts research and creates products to improve the accessibility of the public realm, or help disabled people to increase their independence. For the past four years these projects have been focused on the Internet of Things space with two products entering production in spring 2015.


5:25pm–6:05pm Thursday, 06/25/2015
Location: Fire House
Ross Atkin (Ross Atkin Associates)
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Two case studies (one domestic and one ‘smart city’) illustrate processes that can be followed to design Internet of Things products that make life easier for disabled people, an area of enormous potential for the technology. This talk covers the process from ethnographic research through concept articulation, prototyping, and field trials. Read more.