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Tom Metcalfe

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

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Tom is the Producer of REACT Objects Sandbox. Based in the Pervasive Media Studio in Bristol, UK.

He is a designer, with a specialism in object design, physical-digital and design thinking. His background is both in academia and industry, having recently worked in senior positions at both rAndom International and the Product Research Studio.

He is co-founder of Fieldguide, an occasional collective and sometimes journal for people interested in design, technology, society and the intersections where they overlap.

His collaborations and employment have resulted in his work being presented and exhibited at, amongst others, the Wellcome Trust, British Library, V&A and Design Miami. He’s also talked and delivered workshops internationally, including SXSW, Sotheby’s and NID India.


Location: Fire House
Tom Metcalfe (rain cloud)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
User-experience is as important to Internet-connected objects as software and hardware. Digital technologies need to be inconspicuous; and experiences nuanced through haptic interactions with physical objects, beyond the screen. This talk will highlight the importance collaboration, traditional object design; materiality and the stories objects mediate, bring to UX with connected-objects. Read more.