Our world is becoming more and more connected, new patterns, new behaviors and new businesses are emerging. Over 35% of the world is connected and growing rapidly. With an always on world, there are amazing opportunities and great challenges. As design thinkers and makers we can help humanize these new experience, providing emotional connections that are centered on human values.

To understand these new interactions, last year, our team interviewed design thought leaders from Method, School of Visual Arts, Doblin, Nokia, Microsoft, Arduino, Kicker Studio, Twitter, Malmö University, Stamen and Frog Design to share their insights on how these connections are shaping our lives. We learned of areas such as the Internet of things, screens are everywhere, more natural interfaces, augmenting our abilities, building living systems, adaptive environments, when machines can see and disrupt everything are key themes for new interactions.

This session will share some of the design thinking behind these emerging interactions themes and provide ways for design making that will help us create holistic human experiences to enrich people’s lives.

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