Posted by Katrien Dreessen on Friday November 30th 2012 at 16:34

During next week’s puntkom our colleagues Jessica Schoffelen and Ben Hagenaars will both talk about their projects and experiences with design research. Something to look forward to!

Interested in art, participation and public space? Visit Rabot 4-E58 (Simon Alle-Meersch)!

Posted by Selina Schepers on Monday November 12th 2012 at 10:36

DiYSE project won the Silver ITEA2 Achievement award!

Posted by Karin Slegers on Tuesday November 6th 2012 at 10:40

The DiYSE project that was finished last year has been awarded with the Silver ITEA2 Achievement award!

“Each year, the ITEA Achievement award highlights very successful projects with outstanding contributions to the ITEA programme. Major factors include innovation, exploitation and dissemination. As ITEA aims to make Europe’s industry more competitive, effective industrial exploitation of project results is crucial.”

DiYSE stands for ‘Do-it-Yourself Smart Experiences’ and the project aimed at enabling ordinary people to easily create, setup and control applications in their smart living environments as well as in the public Internet-of-Things space, allowing them to leverage aware services and smart objects for obtaining highly personalised, social, interactive, flowing experiences at home and in the city. The project resulted in, amongst others, the SenseTale platform and the Manifesto for DiY Internet of Things Creation.

Participation is Risky at the ‘How Do You Do’ event

Posted by Selina Schepers on Thursday November 1st 2012 at 14:14

avatar2012b On November 8, 2012, Liesbeth will present (parts of) the project ‘Participation is Risky’ at the ‘How Do You Do’ event in Gent.

‘How Do You Do’ is an international event where more than 40 ‘digital heroes’ and (young) innovators exchange ideas and practices in an informal get-together. ‘How Do You Do’ will feature 10 round tables hosting 60 talks, focusing on current themes like transmedia, gaming, film, art, business development, creative coding and more.

In her first session Liesbeth starts from a theoretical angle to approach the provocative statement that participation is risky. She explains on how makers of participatory projects can include the uncertainties and risks they encounter in their projects in a deliberate way. In her second session, she elaborates on the datavisualisation session given by Conditional Design offering a toolkit in an answer to the ‘How do you do’ question concerning participatory creation.

For more information, see: or pay Liesbeth a visit in Gent on 8 November.