Research for good.
Dinie Besems's research
Artist have a different sensibility. What happens when a jeweller designs a smart home?
Lifting the skirt
Enabling degrees of privacy within the home, inspired by Marylin Monroe.
Materials for rituals
Making it attractive to make small privacy adjustments.
Jesse Howard's designs
Clear and honest communication is what matters to this open design expert.
Toggle data transmission
Stop the device from sending data by simply flipping a switch.
Devices are enhanced by a network connection, but work fine without it.
Remove a magnetic cover to look inside the device.
Allow devices to lie
Jesse's devices can generate fake data by pressing a hidden button.
Connect what you need
Disconnect the USB microphone to make sure nobody is listening.
Paola Rodrigues' experiments
Maker and educator Paola explores the value of transparency and open source.
Design for education
If you don't know how it works you don't truly own it.
Making it easier to open the device and check its hardware.
Healthy social dynamics
Our proposal for a better balance between parenting and privacy.
Democracy at home
Moving beyond hierarchical user systems.
Allow smart devices to lie
We all tell little white lies. Our devices should too.