This Happened… a series of events focusing on the stories behind interaction design

  • Jan-Willem Manenschijn (Escape Event)

    Jan-Willem Manenschijn (Escape Event)

    Pop up escape room

  • Michiel Kersteman (Handmade)

    Michiel Kersteman (Handmade)

    Rudy: A unicorn prototype of a week

  • Niels Stamhuis (Dent)

    Niels Stamhuis (Dent)

    Accessible IoT technology for everyone

  • Patrizia D’Olivo (Meedoen=Groeien!/Tu Delft)

    Patrizia D’Olivo (Meedoen=Groeien!/Tu Delft)

    Mr. V brings “ Verrassing”

  • Sabrina Verhage (Tellart)

    Sabrina Verhage (Tellart)

    Terraform Table

  • Wang Long Li & Robert Paauwe (TinyBots)

    Wang Long Li & Robert Paauwe (TinyBots)


  • Lisanne de Bakker (Proportion)

    Lisanne de Bakker (Proportion)

    Design thinking with Kenyan youth

  • Lizzy Bakker

    Lizzy Bakker

    Visitor Research at Northernlight

  • Titus Wybenga

    Titus Wybenga

    Kaap Workout

  • This happened Rotterdam #14

    This happened Rotterdam #14

    We are happy to host another edition of this happened on Tuesday 27th of November at WORM. Doors open 19.30 and the talks will start at 20.00. Join us to discuss four inspiring projects: Michiel Kersteman – The unicorn prototype of the week Michiel is a Creative Technologist at Handmade Amsterdam, a product invention lab that creates both physical and…

  • This happened Rotterdam #13

    This happened Rotterdam #13

    We are happy to host another edition of this happened on Tuesday 18th of September at WORM. We start 30 minutes earlier from now on. Doors open 19.30 and the talks will start at 20.00. Join us to discuss discuss four inspiring projects, meet friends old & new and have a drink. We are proud to present:…

  • This happened Rotterdam #12

    This happened Rotterdam #12

    Dear This Happeners, Join us for the first edition of This Happened by an all new organization team! Click here to read more about the new people behind This Happened Rotterdam. This happened 12# This happened Rotterdam #12 at WORM: New organisation, same format, same quality of speakers! Come enjoy and discuss four inspiring projects, meet friends old & new…

  • New organization – This Happened Rotterdam

    Hi! We are Sophie, Anna and Kees. After having organized This happened for many years here in Rotterdam, Pieter Diepenmaat and Adriaan Wormgoor have decided it’s time for a change. With pleasure we are taking on the challenge to take over. All of us have a background in Industrial and Interaction design from Delft University…

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  • This happened Rotterdam #11

    This happened Rotterdam #11

    Let’s start the new year together with This happened Rotterdam #11 at WORM! Tuesday January 23rd 2018 we are proud to present you an evening of inspiring projects to enjoy and discuss: Bart v/d Berg (Kiss the Frog) – LEGO HOUSE Hanne Marckmann – Hartenjager Stef Verberk – Knikker(coding) Wytze Kamp (Codeglue) – Antegods

  • London #26 – Climate Change

    London #26 – Climate Change Theme – #climateoptimist We’ll be hearing from artists, designers, scientists + makers of all kinds working on climate crisis projects in 15 min talks with a panel discussion and Q&A. This is a pilot test to see if there is an appetite in London for a NEW TALK SERIES with a more focused topic…

  • Panel Discussion moderated by Julia Nutter

    Panel Discussion moderated by Julia Nutter


  • Matteo Zamagni – Art for Climate Change #climateoptimist

    Matteo Zamagni – Art for Climate Change #climateoptimist

  • Solveiga Pakštaitė of Mimica – #climateoptimist

    Solveiga Pakštaitė of Mimica – #climateoptimist

  • Andy Morse – A Scientist’s perspective on the Climate Crisis – #climateoptimist

    Andy Morse – A Scientist’s perspective on the Climate Crisis – #climateoptimist

  • Owen Thomas – The Life Line – #climateoptimist

    Owen Thomas – The Life Line – #climateoptimist

  • Mike Edwards – Introduction to #climateoptimist

    Mike Edwards – Introduction to #climateoptimist

  • THLON x LDF16

  • Dominik Donocik – Paint The Town Black

    Dominik Donocik – Paint The Town Black

  • Samuel Cox – BitTag

    Samuel Cox – BitTag

  • Bryan Oknyansky – ShoesByBryan

    Bryan Oknyansky – ShoesByBryan

  • London #19

    London #19

  • THLON X LDF14 – Part 2 – Data Ethics Q&A

    THLON X LDF14 – Part 2 – Data Ethics Q&A

  • THLON X LDF14 – Part 1 – Data Ethics Panel

    THLON X LDF14 – Part 1 – Data Ethics Panel

  • thlon x LDF 2014 – Data Ethics

    thlon x LDF 2014 – Data Ethics

  • Natsai Audrey – Faber Futures

    Natsai Audrey – Faber Futures

  • Tre Azam – MyndPlay

    Tre Azam – MyndPlay

  • Rachel Wingfield – Sol Dome

    Rachel Wingfield – Sol Dome

  • London #18

    London #18

  • Francesca Rosella & Ryan Genz – Cutecircuit

    Francesca Rosella & Ryan Genz – Cutecircuit

  • Yair Neuman – Anythingby

    Yair Neuman – Anythingby

  • Lauren Bowker – The Unseen

    Lauren Bowker – The Unseen

  • Di Mainstone – Human Harp

    Di Mainstone – Human Harp

  • Valentin Spiess – Megafaces

    Valentin Spiess – Megafaces

  • Romain Meunier – Mon Violon d’Ingres

    Romain Meunier – Mon Violon d’Ingres

  • Joe Smith – Makerversity

    Joe Smith – Makerversity

  • Yesenia Thibault-Picazo @yesenia_tp

    Yesenia Thibault-Picazo @yesenia_tp

  • Rachel Armstrong @livingarchitect

    Rachel Armstrong @livingarchitect

  • Lucy McRae @lucy_mcrae

    Lucy McRae @lucy_mcrae

  • Rachel Wingfield –

    Rachel Wingfield –

  • Koby Barhad @Koby_Barhad

    Koby Barhad @Koby_Barhad

  • Alex Fleetwood – Hide & Seek

    Alex Fleetwood – Hide & Seek


  • Yuri Suzuki @yurisuzuki

    Yuri Suzuki @yurisuzuki

  • Usman Haque – Haque Design & Research

    Usman Haque – Haque Design & Research

  • Eidos – Tim Bouckley, Millie Clive-Smith, Mi Eun Kim, Yuta Sugawara

    Eidos – Tim Bouckley, Millie Clive-Smith, Mi Eun Kim, Yuta Sugawara

  • Sitraka Rakotoniaina – Prophecy Program

    Sitraka Rakotoniaina – Prophecy Program

  • Mike Vanis & Bethany Koby – Technology Will Save Us (TWSU)

    Mike Vanis & Bethany Koby – Technology Will Save Us (TWSU)

  • Tomomi Sayuda – iBum Chair

    Tomomi Sayuda – iBum Chair

  • Sergio Irigoyen – Brief History of VR

    Sergio Irigoyen – Brief History of VR


  • Pete Short – CTRL by Breaking Fourth

    Pete Short – CTRL by Breaking Fourth

  • Kim Leigh Pontin – Human Imagination Task Force

    Kim Leigh Pontin – Human Imagination Task Force


  • THLON X LDF 2016 – Panel Discussion – Artists Exploring VR & Mixed realities

    THLON X LDF 2016 – Panel Discussion – Artists Exploring VR & Mixed realities


  • thlon X LDF16 – Artists Exploring VR & Mixed Realities

    thlon X LDF16 – Artists Exploring VR & Mixed Realities

    “How are artists using VR? How does their approach to ‘making process’ and ‘co-authorship’ compare to tech manufacturers and design agencies? What are the challenges and how do they overcome them?

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  • This happened Rotterdam #9 at Future Flux Festival 2017

    This happened Rotterdam #9 at Future Flux Festival 2017

    On Friday the 9th of June This happened Rotterdam returns to the Future Flux Festival! So it is again time to jump onboard the boat and journey into the Rotterdam harbour to experience talks, exhibitions, beers at the wonderful Onderzeebootloods. ]We are honoured to have as our first guest curator Froukje Sleeswijk Visser. Froukje is a passionate…

  • Ersin Han Ersin – In the Eyes of the Animal

    Ersin Han Ersin – In the Eyes of the Animal


  • Georgios Papadakis – Cosmo by Filisia Interfaces

    Georgios Papadakis – Cosmo by Filisia Interfaces


  • William Victor Camilleri – reEarth

    William Victor Camilleri – reEarth


  • London #25

    London #25  

  • Annelise Keestra – Boob it

    Annelise Keestra – Boob it


  • Alex Fleetwood – Fabulous Beasts

    Alex Fleetwood – Fabulous Beasts


  • London #24

    London #24

  • Ditte Blohm & George Profenza –  Focus

    Ditte Blohm & George Profenza – Focus


  • THLON 23 – Panel Discussion – The Power to Act Exploring Agency, Design and Participation in Cities

    THLON 23 – Panel Discussion – The Power to Act Exploring Agency, Design and Participation in Cities

  • Jennifer Gabrys – Citizen Sense

    Jennifer Gabrys – Citizen Sense

  • Tim Brooke – City Data Project

    Tim Brooke – City Data Project

  • Dan Lockton – Design with Intent

    Dan Lockton – Design with Intent

  • London #23

    London #23

    Guest curator Gyorgyi Galik will be in discussion with a panel of speakers on ‘The Power to Act: Exploring agency, design and participation in cities’.

  • This happened Rotterdam #7

    This happened Rotterdam #7

    The evenings are getting longer, so a perfect time to enjoy a great evening of interaction design. This happened Rotterdam #7 will take place on Tuesday October 13th 2015 at WORM. We are proud to present you an evening of fascinating projects to enjoy and discuss:

  • Dieter Vandoren

    Dieter Vandoren


  • Dimme van der Hout – Monkeybizniz

    Dimme van der Hout – Monkeybizniz

    The World of Difference

  • John Tillema – Tweetonig

    John Tillema – Tweetonig

    The Things Network

  • Anner Tiete –

    Anner Tiete –


  • Vinay Gupta – Ethereum

    Vinay Gupta – Ethereum


  • Mara Balestrini – Ideas For Change

    Mara Balestrini – Ideas For Change

  • Tomas Diez – Smart Citizen

    Tomas Diez – Smart Citizen

  • Jessi Baker – Provenance

    Jessi Baker – Provenance

  • London #22

    London #22

    We have 3 speakers sharing their making process, focussing on ONE project only and telling us what they learnt and mistakes along the way! 15 min talking and 15 min Q&A each. Hosted kindly by ustwo, product studio Speakers: Luke Sturgeon speaking about his CIID project Reflextion Reflextion is a toolbox for designers, a research method…

  • thlon x #LDF15 x #ProvenanceHQ

    thlon x #LDF15 x #ProvenanceHQ

    Theme: Building information systems for social good When: Sunday 27th September Where: V&A Museum, Level 3, ‘Lydia & Manfred Gorvy’ Lecture Theatre. Time: 12:30 – 14:30 Tickets: £5 from For London Design Festival, Digital Design Weekend, we have the pleasure of co-curating This Happened with our friends at Provenance. In line with the theme of Civic Design,…

  • Astrid Poot – Fonk

    Astrid Poot – Fonk


  • Rotterdam #6

    Rotterdam #6

    Summer and This happened returned to Rotterdam! This happened Rotterdam #6 took place at WORM. Astrid Poot (Fonk) – Ontdek NEMO Klasien van de Zandschulp – Catch up with your friends from the Golden Age Bas van Eijk (one seconds) – Wisselkantoor (The Exchange Office) Daniel Sutjahjo – Pikaplant

  • Thorsten Alofs

    Thorsten Alofs


  • Klasien van de Zandschulp

    Klasien van de Zandschulp

    Catch up with friends from the golden age

  • Umesh Pandya – Wayfindr

    Umesh Pandya – Wayfindr

  • Avril O Neal – ONN studio

    Avril O Neal – ONN studio

  • Luke sturgeon – A Toolkit for Self Reflection

    Luke sturgeon – A Toolkit for Self Reflection

  • Daniel Jones – Phantom Terrains

    Daniel Jones – Phantom Terrains

  • Chryssa Varna – Industrial Improvisation

    Chryssa Varna – Industrial Improvisation

  • Saul Hardman – Message Box

    Saul Hardman – Message Box

  • London #21

    London #21  

  • Magnus Larsson – Ordinary Studio

    Magnus Larsson – Ordinary Studio

  • Sarah Gold – The Alternet

    Sarah Gold – The Alternet

  • London #20

    London #20  

  • Joao Wilbert – Exquisite Clock

    Joao Wilbert – Exquisite Clock

  • Martijn & Bart – Fabrique

    Martijn & Bart – Fabrique

    Veilig internetten

  • Rotterdam #5

    Rotterdam #5

    Let’s kick off the new year together with This happened Rotterdam #5 at WORM! On Monday January 12th 2015 we are proud to present you an evening of fascinating projects to enjoy and discuss: Mike van Gaasbeek & Florian Cramer – Superglue Martijn & Bart (Fabrique) – Marcel van Heist – Rural Spark Harm van de Ven…

  • Mike van Gaasbeek & Florian Cramer

    Mike van Gaasbeek & Florian Cramer


  • Marcel van Heist

    Marcel van Heist

    Rural Spark

  • Harm van de Ven

    Harm van de Ven


  • Rotterdam #4

    Rotterdam #4

    After your wonderful holiday we invited you back to WORM for This happened Rotterdam #4. On Monday Aug the 25th we are proud to present you an evening of fascinating projects to enjoy and discuss: Pieter Omvlee (Bohemian Coding) – Sketch Gaspard Bos – Perpetual plastic Koen van Niekerk (VanBerlo) – Atus Smartbadge Arne & Aduén (Studio Aan) – Pastap

  • Gaspard Bos

    Gaspard Bos

    Perpetual Plastic

  • Arne & Aduén – Studio Aan

    Arne & Aduén – Studio Aan


  • Koen van Niekerk – VanBerlo

    Koen van Niekerk – VanBerlo

    Atus Smartbadge

  • Pieter Omvlee – Bohemian Coding

    Pieter Omvlee – Bohemian Coding


  • Yvonne Dröge Wendel

    Yvonne Dröge Wendel

    Yvonne Dröge Wendel talks about De Coupé an installation done in collaboration with Lino Hellings for the nursing home De Bieslandhof in Delft. In six comfortable seats arranged as though in a train, the (psychogeriatric) residents can experience a ‘ pleasurable form of doing nothing’ by traveling along the Dutch polder landscape. The entire process…

  • Jan Willem Huisman and Hayo Wagenaar

    As one of the first serious games created in the Netherlands, Meesters van de Macht (“Masters of Power”) put IJsfontein on the map. Winning a Bafta and a La Fletche d’Or award back in 1998/1999 helped cement their position as leaders in the field of serious gaming. In the game children have to learn about…

  • Lilian Henze

    Lilian Henze will give a talk entitled Facilitating DIY, about the home installation of Internet and VOIP by KPN. With home observations on the problems during installation, they generated insights that helped redesigning of the packaging by Flex/the INNOVATIONLAB. With the final design KPN was able to dramatically decrease the cost of support by helpdesk…

  • Kars Alfrink

    Kars Alfrink

    The Ripple Effect

  • Announcing This happened – Utrecht #20

    Announcing This happened – Utrecht #20

    The next This happened – Utrecht event is a special one: it is our 20th event! It will be held on monday evening at the HKU Akademietheater. We have three awesome speakers and will announce a fourth shortly. Kars Alfrink the founder of This Happened – Utrecht returns to the stage to talk about Ripple…

  • Utrecht #20

    Utrecht #20

    To celebrate 5 years of This happened – Utrecht, we will return to the classics of interaction design for the 20th edition on June 23rd in Utrecht. Classic designers, classic projects, classic approaches. Venue: HKU Akademietheater Janskerkhof 17, Utrecht The Netherlands   Powered by HKU and SETUP.

  • Hamburg #5

    Hamburg #5

    The event will take place in the Saal of the Kulturhaus III&70 right in the heart of Hamburg’s Schanzenviertel: Kulturhaus III&70 Schulterblatt 73 20357 Hamburg View on google maps Many thanks to our sponsors!      Confirmed Speakers so far: Emanuel Haas – “Dance Of Molecules” An interactive, stereoscopic installation to perceive scientific theories of dynamical…

  • Hong Kong #4

  • This happened Hamburg #5

    This happened Hamburg #5

    May 23, 2014

  • Announcing This happened Hamburg #5

    Announcing This happened Hamburg #5

    Keep the date:  Our 5th edition of This happened Hamburg will be held on friday evening, May 23rd 2014. The event will once again take place in the Saal of the Kulturhaus III&70 right in the heart of Hamburg’s Schanzenviertel: Kulturhaus III&70Schulterblatt 7320357 HamburgView on google maps Events page with complete speakers list and ticketing will be…

  • London #17

    London #17

    Looking forward to seeing you for our next event, tickets are on sale already. We are still at the V&A but in a larger room, The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, with 270 capacity! Also the next few events will be on Saturday afternoons instead of the normal Friday night routine. We will be…

  • London #16

    London #16

    Friday, 14 March 2014 SCHEDULE: 18:30 Food and drinks before 19:00 Talks start 21:00 Finishes and we go to the pub SPEAKERS: Joe Smith – @makerversity Co-founder of Makerversity Romain Meunier – @rom1london Maker and tinker Di Mainstone – @DiMainstone Creator of The Human Harp Project Valentin Spiess – @iart CEO and…

  • Marjolein Ruyg & Rob van der Haar

    Marjolein Ruyg & Rob van der Haar

    DDS 3.0

  • Perceptor



  • Announcing This happened – Utrecht #19

    Announcing This happened – Utrecht #19

    This happened – Utrecht is back! Our 19th edition will be held on monday evening, April 7, 2014 during and in collaboration with the adventurous festival of Tweetakt-Kaap at the good old HKU Akademietheater. The speakers: Marjolijn Ruyg talks about DDS 3.0: the transition of the now 20 year old De Digitale Stad from a…

  • Thomas Clever

    Thomas Clever

    Thomas Clever (@thomasclever) of Clever Franke will talk about the work they did for Google on the Consumer Barometer. This tool gives companies insight into the online purchasing behaviour of consumers. For example, do people buy shoes online a lot in the Netherlands? The project seems well documented and the result of a thorough design…

  • Roderick Gadellaa

    Roderick Gadellaa

    Roderick Gadellaa (@rgadellaa) of Stichting (@z25org)will talk about Oantinken (remembrance), an interactive installation at the Noorderzon festival. Visitors make pictures with an app and the Oantinken installations conserves these memories in a huge wall of bottles. The project is a collaboration with Tryater and based on concepts that were developed by HKU students.

  • Utrecht #19

    Utrecht #19

    During the adventurous art festival Tweetakt & Kaap, we are once again showing you the “making-of” of 4 great projects, and give you the opportunity to ask the creators your questions.

  • Karel van den Berg

    Karel van den Berg

    Lely Astronaut

  • Joris van Gelder

    Joris van Gelder

    Cocktail Robot

  • Jildw Albeda (Kiss the Frog)

    Jildw Albeda (Kiss the Frog)

    The captain’s logbook

  • Marnix de Nijs

    Marnix de Nijs

    Run motherfucker run

  • Announcing Rotterdam #3

    Announcing Rotterdam #3

    After a special This happened IXD edition it’s back to WORM for the This happened Rotterdam #3. On Monday March the 10th we are proud to present the following killer projects for you to enjoy and discuss: Jildw Albeda (Kiss the Frog) will talk about “The captain’s logbook”, a magical interactive ships log crafted from paper…

  • Rotterdam #3

    Rotterdam #3

    After a special This happened IXD edition we returned to WORM for the first robot centric Rotterdam edition of 2014. On Monday March the 10th a sold out room enjoyed and discussed the following inspiring projects: Joris van Gelder – Jildw Albeda (Kiss the Frog) Marnix de Nijs Karel van den Berg

  • Announcing London #16

    Announcing London #16

      Hello All, We are very much looking forward to seeing you all on Friday 14th March 2014 with our 4 speakers to look at the failures, tips and solutions that come with hands on making. You can buy your tickets from 28th February @1pm HERE   THE SPEAKERS:   Joe Smith – @joesmithdesign Co-founder…

  • IXD14 NL Edition

    IXD14 NL Edition

    February 2014 interaction designers from all over the world flocked to Amsterdam to attent the Interaction14 conference. To celebrate this wonderful occasion, Pieter Diepenmaat, Ianus Keller & Alexander Zeh  put together a special This happend IXD14 edition! Many Interaction14 speakers and attendees joined the Dutch This happened community at de Brakke Grond for this amazing set of speakers: Luna Maurer: Your…

  • This Happened Bristol: 28 May 2013

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  • This Happened Bristol May 2013 – a little bit of magic

    This Happened Bristol May 2013 – a little bit of magic

    Hello all, After a bit of a break to re-group, This Happened Bristol is back, bringing a bit of magic and sparkle to spring. Our fifth event is on the 28th May at the beautiful Mauretania Bar and Lounge, the doors open at 6.30pm. We have a limited number of tickets so please do book early.…

  • This Happened Bristol 2013

    This Happened Bristol 2013

    We are busy planning the events for this year and will be doing three events on the following dates; Thursday the 23rd May, Thursday 26th September and another Christmas Special in the first two weeks of December. Talks will be following the same format as before and we are already talking to some great potential speakers and…

  • Stefan Dzisiewski-Smith

    Stefan Dzisiewski-Smith


  • This Happened Bristol September 2013

    This Happened Bristol September 2013

    Interactive fragrance and digital brilliance in theatrical historical splendour: Our next event is on the 26th September. We will post more details in the next few days but with two incredible speakers confirmed so far, we would suggest snapping up some tickets: Dan Efergan, Creative Director of Digital at Aardman Animations: In early 2010 Aardman,…

  • Beat back to school blues with our autumn Bristol event

    Beat back to school blues with our autumn Bristol event

    Interactive fragrance and digital brilliance in theatrical historical splendour: Autumn is just around the corner, so how better to beat the back to school feeling than with some This Happened Bristol fun? We are back on September 26th in another amazing new venue, the Empire Theatre in Old Market. This Happened Bristol, 6.30pm, Thursday, 26…

  • This Happened Bristol May 2013 – a little bit of magic

    This Happened Bristol May 2013 – a little bit of magic

    Hello all, After a bit of a break to re-group, This Happened Bristol is back, bringing a bit of magic and sparkle to spring. Our fifth event is on the 28th May at the beautiful Mauretania Bar and Lounge, the doors open at 6.30pm. We have a limited number of tickets so please do book early.…

  • Niels ’t Hooft

    Niels ’t Hooft

    De Verdwijners

  • Pien Oijevaar and Norah Gauw

    Pien Oijevaar and Norah Gauw

    Nott won’t sleep

  • Mapije


    Home Adventure System

  • Gijs Goossen

    Gijs Goossen

    Parametric Climbing Walls

  • Announcing This happened – Utrecht #18

    Announcing This happened – Utrecht #18

    Contrary to what you may have written on your calendars, the next Utrecht edition of This Happened will be on November 25. During this event, you can enjoy four talks about interaction design projects. The speakers are: Niels ‘t Hooft about De Verdwijners, who has decided to approach the writing of this book as a…

  • London #15

    London #15

    We have 4 great speakers in the usual format, 10 minutes pecha kucha talks and 10 minutes Q&A. Sitraka Rakotoniaina Sitraka is currently a director at Nexus Interactive Arts. He specialises in designing objects, artefacts and devices as a form of storytelling to question and excite his user. Sitraka uses science as, “a fuel to…

  • Sean Williams

    Sean Williams

    Dr Sean Williams is a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow at the  Reid School of Music, University of Edinburgh with a keen interest in electronic music and its performance practice. In order to understand  the nature of creative music practice Sean designs and builds  electronic instruments, sometimes closely based on historical ones used by Karlheinz…

  • Alan Brown

    Alan Brown

    Alan Brown is a visual artist working with installation, moving image and technology. his work deals with the modes and difficulties of human communication. In a globalised world, where technology and social media determine much of the way we exchange information and communicate with each other, he is interested in the ways people use and…

  • Lauren Hayes

    Lauren Hayes

    Lauren Sarah Hayes is a composer/performer/improviser from Glasgow. Her practice explores new strategies for live electronic performance by investigating the performer’s physical relationship with the digital realm. Her background is in piano, mathematics and philosophy, all of which inform her solo performance work and current research towards a PhD in Creative Music Practice at the University of Edinburgh. She enjoys performing…

  • Michael Smyth

    Michael Smyth

    Michael Smyth is the Coordinator of the UrbanIxD project that is funded under the EU FP7 programme and is part of the FET Open initiative. The project will define and consolidate a coherent research community working in the domain of technologically augmented, data-rich environments; with particular focus of the human activities, experiences and behaviours that occur…

  • Edinburgh #10

    Edinburgh #10

  • Announcing London #15

    Announcing London #15

    Hi This Happened-ers! Announcing our next event for Friday 20th December. We will have 4 speakers in the usual format, 10 minutes pecha kucha talks and 10 minutes Q&A. Our line up is: Tomomi Sayuda TWSU Sitraka Eidos You can buy tickets 2 weeks before the event as usual at 1pm 🙂 Thanks, see you…

  • Utrecht #18

    Utrecht #18

    November 25, 2013

  • Amsterdam #7 – 21.10.2013

    Amsterdam #7 – 21.10.2013

    This Happened! Amsterdam #7 will feature talks by: Jon Stam & Simon de Bakker about the handheld movie projector Bioscope Raimond Reijmers from IJsfontein about the immersive experience Into D’mentia Lieven Standaert about the Aeromodeller II, a hydrogen-based airship that will never land. Paul Veugen about Human, an activity tracker for iOS.   Get your tickets now. (€8,00…

  • Announcing Rotterdam #2

    Announcing Rotterdam #2

    After a lovely and packed first edition of This happened in Rotterdam, we are extremely excited to announce an action-packed second event in the evening of Thursday, September 26, 2013. The event will again take place in WORM in collaboration with Designplatform Rotterdam. What do we mean with action-packed lineup, you may ask? Well let…

  • Rick Companje

    Rick Companje

    Doodle 3D

  • Mieke Meijer

    Mieke Meijer


  • Manuel Kerssemakers

    Manuel Kerssemakers


  • Marrije Schaake

    Marrije Schaake

    Onze Lootjes

  • Robert Barnhoorn

    Robert Barnhoorn

    PAL-V flying car

  • Césare Peeren

    Césare Peeren


  • Emma Heitbrink

    Emma Heitbrink


  • Jasper van Loenen

    Jasper van Loenen

    Drone it yourself

  • Rotterdam #2

    Rotterdam #2

    September 2013 was a good This happened month. We saw Hamburg, Utrecht and Rotterdam host an edition. Rotterdam featured a flying car, a solar waiting post, a talk about we were in and Drone it Yourself! In collaboration with Designplatform Rotterdam and hosted by Worm.

  • thlon x Protein x LDF 2013 – Day 2 – Synthetic Futures

    thlon x Protein x LDF 2013 – Day 2 – Synthetic Futures

    Synthetic Futures #syntheticfutures #thlon #protein #LDF13 Exploring new materials that bridge the gap between science and art Join us for a round table discussion on Synthetic Futures with Rachel Wingfield, Lucy McRae, Rachel Armstrong, Yesenia Thibault-Picazo and our guest moderator, Olivia Solon. Organised by This Happened London and Protein in collaboration with the V&A Digital Programmes Team, this…

  • thlon x Protein x LDF 2013 – Day 1 – Tangible Technology

    thlon x Protein x LDF 2013 – Day 1 – Tangible Technology

    Tangible Technology Designers placing human interaction at the centre of digital processes Join us for a round table discussion on Tangible Technology with Usman Haque, Yuri Suzuki, Alex Fleetwood, Koby Barhad and our guest moderator Regine De Batty. Organised by This Happened London and Protein in collaboration with the V&A Digital Programmes Team, this event will…

  • Thlon X Protein X LDF 2013 – 2 days!

    Thlon X Protein X LDF 2013 – 2 days!

    Hi All, Keep 19th and 20th September in your diaries! This Happened London meets Protein to curate two afternoons of Round Table discussions as part of the London Design Festival 2013 exploring the overlap between science and art within interaction design. Hosted by the V&A it precedes the Digital Weekend, each discussion group having 4 table…

  • Announcing This Happened Utrecht #17

    Won’t you join us on the 8th of september! The This Happened – Utrecht team is proud to bring you four awesome speakers who will show you the making of of their wicked projects. The Speakers Marrije Schaake is a well known spider in Utrecht’s digital web. She will talk about a project that once…

  • Utrecht #17

    Utrecht #17

    September 9th, 2013

  • Sven Kräuter

    Sven Kräuter

    In an always connected world full of online aficionados sometimes our manners are a bit on the rough side. The mandatory check in to the location based services of your choice can be quite a downer in matters of politeness. Do you really have to grab your phone interrupting the local communication in favor of…

  • Kyle McDonald

    Kyle McDonald

    Kyle will talk about the new relevance and perspectives of his project People Staring at Computers. People Staring at Computers started as a photographic intervention exploring computer-mediated interaction and turned into a large-scale collaboration with Apple Inc. and the United States secret service, dealing with themes of privacy and surveillance. The work emerged from a brief…

  • Cedric Kiefer / onformative

    Cedric Kiefer / onformative

    unnamed soundsculpture

  • Dominik Schmidt

    GravitySpace is a new approach to tracking people and objects indoors. Unlike traditional solutions based on cameras, GravitySpace reconstructs scene data from a pressure-sensing floor. While the floor is limited to sensing objects in direct contact with the ground, GravitySpace reconstructs contents above the ground by first identifying objects based on their texture and then applying…

  • Amelie Künzler / Sandro Engel

    StreetPong is a concept about playful urban interactions. It’s based on the problem of waiting long time at pedestrian traffic lights. You can play during the red phase at a traffic light on a touch-screen display with an unknown, also waiting, person on the other side of the street. To look at each other across the…

  • Lorenz Potthast

    The Decelerator Helmet offers an experimental approach to an essential subject of our globalized world. It is a experimental approach for thinking about our increasingly fast moving, globalized society. The technical reproducible senses are consigned to an apparatus which allows the user a perception of the world in slow motion. The float of time as apparently invariant…

  • Announcing Hamburg #4

    Announcing Hamburg #4

    We’re busy working on final details of the line up and really looking forward to see everyone on September 6th 2013! Check out the event page for all information and booking.

  • Hamburg #4

    The event will take place in the Saal of the Kulturhaus III&70 right in the heart of Hamburg’s Schanzenviertel: Kulturhaus III&70 Schulterblatt 73 20357 Hamburg View on google maps   Many thanks to our sponsors!    

  • This Happened IN SPACE

    This Happened IN SPACE

    July 20, 2013

  • This Happened IN SPACE

    This Happened IN SPACE

    Did you miss this event? Check reviews and footage here: Tjeerd’s edit of a succesfull launch Tijmen’s blogpost on Pictures by Adriaan Wormgoor Write-up by Suzanne on Waag website Pictures by Ianus Keller This Happened ABOVE space video van Aldo Hoeben Space is the Place video van Pieter Diepenmaat ——— Special Edition On the…

  • Jennemie Stoelhorst

    Jennemie Stoelhorst

    Slag om Dondervoort

  • Anna Witteman

    Anna Witteman


  • Lukas van Driel

    Lukas van Driel

    Lukas van Driel is a software engineer at Q42, the nerdiest internet agency out here in the Netherlands. Philips hue is a personal wireless lighting system that allows you to control the color and brightness of your bulbs from a smartphone, tablet or through online services such as IFTT. Q42 developed the website and mobile…

  • London #14

    We have an exciting lineup for the 14th edition of This Happened London. Stefan Dzisiewski-Smith Stefan will talk about BuffaloGrid which brings pay-as-you go phone charging to the rural poor and the challenges the project faced…. “how do you go about setting up a business in Uganda?” The Buffalo research team spent two weeks in…

  • Andy Huntington – Berg

    Andy Huntington – Berg

  • Stuart Wood – Random International

    Stuart Wood – Random International

  • Richard Harvey & Keivor John –  HarveyandJohn

    Richard Harvey & Keivor John – HarveyandJohn

  • Announcing Utrecht #16

    Announcing Utrecht #16

    Another titillating event is coming your way on the 24th of June! The This Happened – Utrecht team is proud to bring you four awesome speakers who will show you the making of of their wicked projects. Lukas van Driel of Q42 will tell us about hue, an internet-connected personal lighting system they developed together…

  • Heinze Havinga

    Heinze Havinga

    Georgina Verbaan laten twitteren over algoritmes: Heinze Havinga kreeg het voor elkaar. Bij SETUP initieerde hij de wedstrijd “elegante algoritmes“, waarin programmeurs de Victory Boogie Woogie van Mondriaan probeerden na te maken.

  • This happened London is back

    Hi All, We are pleased to announce This Happened London has started back up! It will remain a free event thanks to the V&A’s continued support. This Happened started in London in 2007 by Chris O’Shea, Joel Gethin Lewis and Andreas Müller. They wanted to create their ideal event, looking at process and how interaction projects actually get made. The…

  • Ruairi Glynn – Fearful Symmetry

    Ruairi Glynn – Fearful Symmetry

  • Amsterdam #6 – 03.06.2013

    Amsterdam #6 – 03.06.2013

    We have another great lineup for the 6th Amsterdam This Happened! Ubi de Feo Ubi de Feo has developed a series of workshops that aim at teaching programming using a “tangible approach” involving bowls, boxes, M&Ms and ping pong balls.The initiative, called “From 0 to C”, was born out of Ubi’s work preparing students for Arduino hardware…

  • Kristi Kuusk

    Kristi Kuusk

    Bedtime Stories

  • Perceptor



  • Rotterdam #1

    Rotterdam #1

    The very first This happened in Rotterdam: the city best known for making things happen (and not talk about it). In collaboration with Designplatform Rotterdam and hosted by Worm.

  • Mattijs Kneppers

    Mattijs Kneppers


  • Utrecht #16

    Utrecht #16

    June 24, 2013

  • Announcing Rotterdam #1

    Announcing Rotterdam #1

    This is really happening… After Utrecht and Amsterdam, we are now bringing This happened to Rotterdam! Curated by Piem Wirtz, Pieter Diepenmaat and Ianus Keller, in collaboration with the Designplatform Rotterdam and Worm, we will kick off our talks about the making of… in the city best known for making ideas happen. We hope to see you all on Thursday, April 11 at the Boomgaardstraat 71. We just finished…

  • Pinar Temiz

    Pinar Temiz

    Pinar Temiz talks about [I Am] Floating in a Room Pinar Temiz (TR) is a sound designer, musician, installation artist and the founding member of Soundlings – international sound collective / network. She specializes herself in responsive / dynamic sound design and her works demonstrate a strong focus on the concept of sound as a…

  • Announcing Amsterdam #5: 18 March 2013

    Announcing Amsterdam #5: 18 March 2013

    We have another great lineup for the 5th Amsterdam This Happened, which will take place on Monday March 18th, 2013.: Monobanda Monobanda – designers of interactive experiences for surprising locations – will talk about “Light on Wood“, a light installation on top of a centuries old boat in the Centraal Museum in Utrecht. The installation responds…

  • Monobanda


    Monobanda – designers of interactive experiences for surprising locations – will talk about “Light on Wood“, a light installation on top of a centuries old boat in the Centraal Museum in Utrecht. The installation responds to visitors with stories of light and sound.

  • Dieter Vandoren

    Dieter Vandoren

    Integration.04 is a live performance by Dieter Vandoren. His instrument projects light and sound structures in a fog-filled space, immersing both him and the audience in it. He manipulates the ephemeral audiovisual shapes as if they were tangible materials, taking cues from the interaction between the human body and an acoustical instrument. The abstract digital processes…

  • Happiness

    To promote EOS magazine, a Belgian magazine specialized in science, ecology and technology, Happiness Brussels came up with a campaign that bundles these three domains in an interactive way. We decided to make a tree talk, in Brussels, and let the whole world know what it has to say. You can follow the Talking Tree on Twitter, Facebook, and…

  • Nacho

    Nacho will talk about what he learned in the making process of Coca-Cola Sitelets. A digital project developed in collaboration with Random for Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam.

  • Amsterdam # 5 – 18.03.13

    We have another great lineup for the 5th Amsterdam This Happened This Happened Amsterdam is an evening about the creative process – the journey between the idea and the final result, and everything in between. Interactive artists, game designers, architects, hackers, graphic and interaction designers and app developers will all have their say. As makers…

  • Oleg Suran

    Oleg Suran

    A series of interaction design workshops took place in Split (Croatia) and Maribor (Slovenia). Desktop Olympics was designed during interaction design workshop held at Magdalena festival in Maribor. It is an offshoot of the Olympic Summer and Winter Games, representing contemporary Olympic Games trough critical design approach. Just like the ancient Greeks turned their everyday…

  • Martin Roth

    Martin is the CTO of the fantastic RJDJ and inventor of sonic experiences. He talks about the inspiration experiences and process behind the development of the various marvellous apps and sonic experiences he has made.

  • First event in Bristol

    Well we got there in the end our first event is on and we are all excited, we have some great speakers and a superb venue. We think this could be the start of something special. This Happened Bristol is a series of events focusing on the stories behind interaction design. This first event is on…

  • Bristol #1

    Bristol #1

    Videos Josh Eggleton Josh Eggleton Talks About Dining Design from This Happened Bristol on Vimeo. Adam Spiers Adam Spiers Talks About The Question from This Happened Bristol on Vimeo. Sam Hoey Sam Hoey Talks About Mimosa from This Happened Bristol on Vimeo. Speakers The event will bring together 4 speakers:  robotics researcher Adam Spiers, Sam…

  • Announcing Bristol #4 Christmas Shin Dig

    Firstly tickets still left for the 29th; for some great speakers We are also having a christmas shin dig with our friends at the Bristol Interaction Graphics Lab so go grab yourself some tickets for that as well; and

  • Announcing Bristol #3

    The reboot for the third event is on. Join us on the 29th of November at the Atrium Cafe in Arnos Vale Cemetery, the doors open at 18.30pm. The event will bring together 3 great speakers. Get your tickets at; and find out more on the event page;

  • Bristol #4 Christmas Shindigs

    As a fantastic Christmas shin dig This Happened Bristol and the great folks at Bristol Interaction and Graphics Labs are holding an open lab where you lucky folks can come and see some brilliant projects, devices and research whilst meeting the people behind them. It will be a relatively relaxed affair without any formal talks and some aperitifs during and…

  • Announcing Utrecht #15

    For the next This Happened in Utrecht We will be given a look behind the scenes of 4 awesome projects, namely: – Leonard Verhoef (@leonardverhoef) talks about the Dutch Railways ticket vending machine (aka NS Kaartautomaat). – Onno Faber (@ogtfaber) talks about the Ding Dong App, which is getting very popular. – Joris van Tubergen…

  • Onno Faber

    Onno Faber

    Onno Faber (@ogtfaber) talks about the Ding Dong App. Onno is an architect, designer and internet entrepreneur. Ding Dong (@usedingdong) is a low threshold, instant way to temporary share location with someone or something else: …like a GPS Doorbell…

  • Joris van Tubergen

    Joris van Tubergen

    Joris van Tubergen talks about the Kamermaker. Joris is the creative director of the Protospace FabLab in Utrecht and is a pioneer in open source digital fabrication. Kamermaker is the world’s first movable pavilion that can 3D print entire rooms of plastics made on initiative by DUS architects in collaboration with Ultimaker Ltd, Protospace, Open…

  • Lilian Bosch & Hanne Marckmann

    Lilian Bosch & Hanne Marckmann

    Cheap fashion pollutes our planet. The textile industry points to the consumers to start a change. But the consumers point to the industry, if they think about it at all…AARGH! UNI2 changes all this. Similar to local energy communities -popular in for instance Germany- UNI2 creates a local cradle to cradle textile community that is…

  • Bristol #2

    Bristol #2

      Videos Martin Roth Martin Roth Talks About Interaction, Music and RJDJ from This Happened Bristol on Vimeo. Tom Lawton Tom Lawton Talks About Bubble Scope from This Happened Bristol on Vimeo. Lesley Seymour Lesley Seymour Talks About Design in Groups for Sustainability from This Happened Bristol on Vimeo. Speakers Martin Roth CTO of the…

  • Leonard Verhoef

    Leonard Verhoef

    Leonard Verhoef (@leonardverhoef) talks about the Dutch Railways ticket vending machine (aka NS Kaartautomaat). Leonard has been involved with the ticket vending machines since 1985, when the 80 destiny button machine didn’t take the psychology of the user in account. His first psychological sketch for the current touch screen version dates from 1999 and hasn’t…

  • Utrecht #15

    Powered by HKU and SETUP Venue: HKU Akademietheater Janskerkhof 17 3512 BM Utrecht The Netherlands

  • Announcing Amsterdam #4

    Announcing Amsterdam #4

    We are happy to announce that the line up for our next event in collaboration with the Brakke Grond in Amsterdam is complete with Ief Spincemaille speaking about Lightmap. The fourth edition on Monday December 17, will present a mix of Dutch and Flemish interaction design projects. The other speakers are: Sara Kolster about Promised Land Mike Lee about Lemurs Chemistry…

  • Bristol #3

    The reboot for the third event is on. Join us on the 29th of November at the Atrium Cafe in Arnos Vale Cemetery, the doors open at 18.30pm. The event will bring together 3 great speakers. Get your tickets at; Tine Bech Tine Bech is a visual artist and researcher working with interactive installations and public…

  • Martin Brynskov

    Martin Brynskov, Ph.D., is associate professor in interaction technologies at the Department of Aesthetics and Communication at Aarhus University in Denmark. He is also research fellow at Participatory IT Centre (PIT) and Center for Advanced Visualization and Interaction (CAVI), director of the Digital Design Lab, co-founder of Smart Aarhus, and former director of the Civic…

  • Gianluca Zaffiro

    Gianluca Zaffiro is with the Trends group at Telecom Italia’s Future Centre, part of the Strategy department. He explores how emerging technologies impacts on the Telecommunications business in order to contribute to the company’s strategic steering. He was responsible for the Market Interaction activities in the European FP6 Coordination Action PEACH on Presence from 2006…

  • Varun Nair

    Varun Nair began as a sound designer for film and television in India and has now found himself becoming a businessman, interaction designer and app developer. He is a graduate of the MSc Sound Design programme from the University of Edinburgh and is co-founder of TwoBigEars, a company that designs context and location aware technology…

  • Shenando Stals

    Shenando Stals recently obtained his master degree in interaction design. For his master thesis project “Personal Relationships with the City”, which was a collaboration between Edinburgh Napier University and the Eindhoven University of Technology, he explored how people experience the city at an individual level by walking with people through the city in order to…

  • Edinburgh #9

    Edinburgh #9

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  • Ief Spincemaille

    Ief Spincemaille (1976) obtained his master in Philosophy at the university of Leuven and studied Jazz, modern music and music and technology at L’aula de musica, Barcelona. He is active as an independent set designer and visual artist since 2006. Together with Kurt d’haeseleer he runs the organisation The Werktank since 2010, a production house…

  • Sandy Claes & Daan Wampers

    Sandy Claes and Daan Wampers are two media artists that explore the boundaries of animated film. Their latest project ‘Exploded Film’, offers an exploded view on (animated) film. This installation consists of a rollercoaster shaped track that represents the typical story plot of a movie. A camera follows this track up and down, producing a film…

  • Sara Kolster

    Promised Land is a web documentary on the curious role of holiday parks in the Netherlands: a common refuge for asylum seekers, migrant workers and olympic athletes. This documentary project deals with the fine line between leisure and survival. Once a holiday parc, now a resort for semi-permanent displacement. During one year, writer/filmmaker Eefje Blankevoort,…

  • Mike Lee

    The New Lemurs are a venture-funded app company established in Amsterdam last June with the goal of making games educational. Lemurs Chemistry: Water is their launch title, and their first attempt to not only create a new kind of game, but a new kind of company, in culture and in business, halfway between the Dutch…

  • Amsterdam #4

    Venue: Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond Nes 45 1012 KD Amsterdam The Netherlands In collaboration with Flemish Arts Centre ‘De Brakke Grond’, our fourth edition will present a mix of Dutch and Flemish interaction design projects.

  • Memo Akten

    Memo Akten

    Quadrocopter Show

  • Mark Florquin

    Mark Florquin will talk about the transition he made from Photography to 3D.

  • Sylvain Vriens

    Sylvain Vriens (les hommes de l’ordinateur) recently travelled around the globe to Sydney with a small team to work on an interactive sound installation for the newQT Sydney Hotel. An elevator that keeps track of the number of people inside and changes the music accordingly, and so changing the atmosphere and the behavioral patterns of…

  • James Weiner

    James Weiner


  • Rachel Coldicutt & Katy Beale

    Rachel Coldicutt & Katy Beale


  • London #13

    Victoria & Albert Museum Sackler Centre Cromwell Road London SW7 2RL   Help us make these events amazing and keep the documentation professional! Just £5 will do!

  • Matt Cottam

    Matt Cottam on Chrome Web Lab Web Lab is a groundbreaking, year-long exhibition, featuring a series of interactive Chrome Experiments that bring the extraordinary workings of the internet to life. Google Creative Lab and Tellart created the user experience design for the Web Lab, and engineered and produced hardware and software for the physical exhibition.   Visitors…

  • Jeroen Uyttendaele & Dewi de Vree

    Jeroen Uyttendaele & Dewi de Vree on Ground Ground is an audiovisual performance in which graphite drawings are directly used to control several handmade electronic instruments. Drawing, erasing and touching are the main gestures for a unique audiovisual composition. Graphite is a conductor for electricity. By using graphite as a variable resistor (instead of a standard knob) the pitch,…

  • Announcing Amsterdam #3

    Announcing Amsterdam #3

    We are happy to announce our next event in collaboration with the Brakke Grond in Amsterdam. The third edition on October 15, will present a mix of Dutch and Flemish interaction design projects. Please join us for what will surely be a special evening. Speakers confirmed so far:  Matt Cottam on Chrome Web Lab and Jeroen Uyttendaele with Dewi de Vree…

  • Amsterdam #3

    Venue: Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond Nes 45 1012 KD Amsterdam The Netherlands In collaboration with Flemish Arts Centre ‘De Brakke Grond’, our third edition will present a mix of Dutch and Flemish interaction design projects.

  • Utrecht goes to Hamburg

    With a new team we just finished the 14th edition of This happened – Utrecht with a very good vibe. You’ve got to change to stay the same! The speakers were great and varied, the audience was lovely and inquisitive and the nice weather provided for drinks on the terrace until midnight. This happened –…

  • Full speaker list for Hamburg #3 announced

    Full speaker list for Hamburg #3 announced

    We just added Anna Mentzel, Franziska Hübler and Jeremy Tai Abbett to the speakers list for This happened Hamburg #3. Really looking forward to see you all on September 14th.

  • Franziska Hübler / Jeremy Tai Abbett

    Franziska Hübler and Jeremy Tai Abbett from truthdaredoubledare talk about ‘Rainbug’ – A raincoat for kids. How can we address the desire in children to transform?

  • Anna Mentzel

    iPad in the hands of children Currently, Anna Mentzel deals in collaboration with urbn; pockets with digital learning application for kids. Among others you can find “This is my body – Anatomy for kids” in the Apple App Store. Anna talks about the creation process of this application and how it makes kids discover the functions of their body…

  • Announcing Utrecht #14

    Great succes! We’ve just finalised the speakers for the 14th This Happened in Utrecht, and we’re super excited. On the 10th of september you can learn more about the ‘making of’ of these fantastic projects: It was all over the news: Bart Jansen turned his cat, Orville, into a quadcopter. He’ll explain the process behind…

  • Get your Tickets for Hamburg #3 now

    Ticketing for Hamburg #3 started, get your free ticket here:

  • Bart Jansen

    Bart Jansen

    Bart Jansen talks about the Orvillecopter: half cat, half machine. Named after the famous aviator Orville Wright. He was killed by a car. After a period of mourning he received his propellers posthumously.

  • Diana Wildschut

    Diana Wildschut

    Diana Wildschut co-created the Knopjesmuseum (the Tweak Show): a museum filled with old machines that are being re-used as tools to unravel the laws of nature.

  • Philip Ross

    Philip Ross

    Philip Ross talks about Fonckel One: a design LED lamp that you can touch and control through gestures.

  • First speakers for Hamburg #3 are confirmed.

    Lukas Höh and Daniel Dormann will present “Kreek“, Dirk Linke will talk about the “BMW-Magazine” iPad app and Daniel Scheibel tells us how to make a giant interactive bear! More speakers will be anounced soon…

  • Lukas Höh/Daniel Dormann

    Kreek is a Kinect controlled interface which extends a normally two-dimensional multi-touch environment by the perception of depth. This allows the user to literally reach into the interface and gives applications the possibility to interprete parameters like pressure or solid distance. Kreek is a project of the artist group Klangfiguren, and realized on the Köln…

  • Dirk Linke

    Dirk will talk about how to properly transform and rebuild the award-winning ‘BMW-Magazine’ print publication into an interaktive iPad app.

  • Daniel Scheibel

    The Making of a Giant Interactive Bear! Making a simple interaction that created a childlike sense of wonder was the goal for Red Paper Heart’s Hug Party, an ongoing installation that encourages people to run and jump on a giant stuffed bear named Marvin. Landing on Marvin causes a flourish of animations to play up…

  • Hamburg #3

    The event will take place in the Saal of the Kulturhaus III&70 right in the heart of Hamburg’s Schanzenviertel: Kulturhaus III&70 Schulterblatt 73 20357 Hamburg View on google maps   Many thanks to our sponsors!

  • Announcing Hamburg #3

    We’re busy working on final details of the line up and really looking forward to see everyone in September 14th 2012! Check out the event page for all information and booking.

  • Marina Toeters

    Marina Toeters

    Marina Toeters talks about Moon Life. A collection of fashion developed in collaboration with the European Space Agency that anticipates on the notion of bigger groups living on the moon.

  • Utrecht #14

    Powered by HKU and SETUP Venue: HKU Akademietheater Janskerkhof 17 3512 BM Utrecht The Netherlands

  • Arjan Scherpenisse & Eelco Wagenaar

    Arjan Scherpenisse en Eelco Wagenaar on PING, a face tracking automated ping-pong kanon. The installation consists of two identical separate spaces. Together these spaces form the “playground” of the ping installation. Each space contains a half pingpong-table, a pingpongball-canon, a bat with a touch-sensitive sensor, and a laptop. A network cable runs between the two…

  • Announcing Amsterdam #2

    The first This happened in Amsterdam was a great succes so we are happy to announce that we will continue our collaboration with Brakke Grond. The second edition on June 11, will present a mix of Dutch and Flemish interaction design projects. Please join us for what will surely be a special evening. Speakers line-up:…

  • Joannes Vandermeulen

    Joannes Vandermeulen on bpost: an online information portal for counter staff at Belgian post offices. Joannes Vandermeulen is the founder of Brussels based Namahn, one of the largest Interaction Design firms in Belgium. Namahn develops the Information architecture and interaction design for large scale & complex projects. Such as an applications for road and air…

  • Ella Keijzer

    Fietslabyrint is an interactive bicycle tour. When you start the tour you will cycle through beautiful Dutch cities and landscapes. You will see other people walking and cycling, children playing and well known landmarks. You will hear sounds from outside: birds, cars and your own bicycle. When you stop cycling, your interactive tour stops as well.…

  • Lieven Menschaert & Ludivine Lechat

    “Valence” is an interactive visualization controlled by live brainwave monitoring. The game world is an emergent system of attractive and repulsive cells made in Nodebox Opengl. When the player whose brain activity is being recorded relaxes (or is aroused), the cells in the game world respond… Valence is developed by Tom De Smedt and Lieven…

  • Amsterdam #2

    Venue: Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond Nes 45 1012 KD Amsterdam The Netherlands In collaboration with Flemish Arts Centre ‘De Brakke Grond’, our second edition will present a mix of Dutch and Flemish interaction design projects.

  • Haiyan Zhang

    Haiyan Zhang

    Japan Geiger Maps

  • James Stewart

    James Stewart

  • Hannah Donovan

    Hannah Donovan

    This is my jam

  • London #12

    Victoria & Albert Museum Sackler Centre Cromwell Road London SW7 2RL   Help us make these events amazing and keep the documentation professional! Just £5 will do!

  • Utrecht #13 lineup complete

    We’ve just added the final speakers to our lineup for Utrecht #13. Carolien Teunisse and Bram Snijders will talk about RE:, a fascinating projection mapping project. The other speakers are Bob Gussenhoven on Arcrane & Sloopvogels, Christian Boer on Typeface Dyslexie and Adriaan de Jongh on Fingle. We’re fully booked but you could still try…

  • Carolien Teunisse & Bram Snijders

    Carolien Teunisse & Bram Snijders

    Carolien Teunisse and Bram Snijders talk about RE:, an ultraminimal installation that takes full advantage of the characteristics of projection mapping. Images beamed from a projector fixed in midair are reflected off three mirrors and projected back onto their source, as a result which the surface of the projector appears to liquefy, undulate, and whirl.

  • Ericka Duffy

    I am an artist, photographer and writer who currently resides in Edinburgh, Scotland. I was born and raised in Southern Ontario, Canada where I studied Comparative Religious Studies, Womens’ Studies, Literature and Film Studies at the University Of Toronto. I continued my studies in Law and Latin American Politics at the University of Auckland, New…

  • Steven Mackie

    For the last three years the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University has entered the Edinburgh 48h Film Project, a fun and demanding international event which challenges participants to write shoot and edit a film in just 48 hours. After a whirlwind weekend the films are screened to packed out audiences in the Cameo Cinema, the…

  • Skye Reynolds

    Skye Reynolds is Dance Artist in Residence with Imaginate, North Edinburgh Arts and Dance Base. Over the past 18 months she has been developing ways to create interactive dance experiences via sound technology. This journey has included a variety of explorations and is currently focused on using the ‘Wii’ to compose music in performance. To…

  • John Vines

    John Vines is an interaction designer and Knowledge Exchange Associate at Culture Lab, Newcastle University. Whilst his training is in design, his research encompasses social and cognitive science, gerontology, and digital art. Much of his work explores ways in which the values of groups who are typically disenfranchised from participating in the digital economy might…

  • Edinburgh #8

  • Bob Gussenhoven

    Bob Gussenhoven

    Bob Gussenhoven talks about Arcrane and Sloopvogels, a couple of absurdist game installations designed specifically for festivals. These were commissioned by FourceLabs and developed by Bob and a number of fellow students collectively known as Team Dynamo, as part of the Utrecht School of the Arts‘ game design & development bachelor program.

  • Christian Boer

    Christian Boer

    Christian Boer (StudioStudio) talks about Typeface Dyslexie, a font specifically designed for people with dyslexia that reduces the number of reading errors as well as the effort it takes to read a text.

  • Announcing the 13th and final Utrecht edition

    Right on the heels of a wonderful first Amsterdam edition, we’re pleased to announce the next This happened – Utrecht. Our thirteenth edition takes place on Friday, March 30. This is a special edition for us for several reasons: One is that we are kindly hosted by Tweetakt Festival, for whom Kars has curated a…

  • Adriaan de Jongh

    Adriaan de Jongh

    Adriaan de Jongh (Game Oven) talks about Fingle, a two-player iPad game about awkwardness and intimacy that can be best described as “Twister for your hands”.

  • Utrecht #13

    Kindly hosted by Tweetakt Festival. Venue: Theater Kikker Ganzenmarkt 14 Utrecht The Netherlands

  • Pieke Bergmans & LUSTlab

    Pieke Bergmans & LUSTlab

    Res Sapiens

  • Unfold



  • Tim Knapen

    Tim Knapen


  • Edo Paulus

    Edo Paulus


  • Amsterdam #1

    February 27, 2012 Venue: Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond Nes 45 Amsterdam The Netherlands We have always tried to keep This happened a free event but due to circumstances we’ll ask you to pay an entrance fee of €10 at the door (or €6.50 if you’re a student or younger than 27). In collaboration with…

  • Ruairi Glynn

    Ruairi Glynn

    Motive Colloquies

  • Marguerite Humeau

    Marguerite Humeau

    Proposal for resuscitating prehistoric creatures

  • Speakers lineup for this happened Hamburg #2

    The speakers lineup is up.

  • Benjamin Mayer/Martin Spengler

    Benjamin Mayer and Martin Spengler are Lab binaer, they talk about ‘Spiel mir das Lied vom Tod’ (Death calls the tune).

  • Roland Loesslein

    Roland Loesslein

    [youtube width=”640″ height=”390″][/youtube] Roland Loesslein talks about the installation ‘Digging in the Crates’.

  • Sebastian Schmieg

    Sebastian Schmieg

    [youtube width=”640″ height=”390″][/youtube] (click preview image above to watch the video) Sebastian Schmieg lives, studies, and freelances in Berlin. Roy Block is an installation touching the fields of game-art, mixed reality, and tangible interface experiments. The game features a self-willed heroine who is trying to get from the very left to the very right of…

  • Lasse Lüders & Uli Schumacher

    Lasse Lüders & Uli Schumacher

    [youtube width=”640″ height=”390″][/youtube] [youtube width=”640″ height=”390″][/youtube] Lasse Lüders is user experience designer and deputy CEO of Appmotion, a specialist in developing mobile apps and websites. During his studies as a communication designer for new media, he worked as a trendscout and afterwards in the innovation lab of SinnerSchrader. This is where the first digital foosball…

  • Niklas Roy

    Niklas Roy

    [youtube width=”640″ height=”390″][/youtube] [youtube width=”640″ height=”390″][/youtube] As an independent artist, the Berliner Niklas Roy constructs devices, machines, installations and situations. In his projects, he uses technology in all its different facets, from elaborate mechanisms to sophisticated electronic circuits. In his presentation, Niklas talks about „Lumenoise“, a light pen that he has developed during a residency at La…

  • Jakob Kahlen

    Jakob Kahlen

    Jakob Kahlen from Copenhagens Hello Monday talks about Lego’s Life of George.

  • Pieke Bergmans & LUSTlab

    Pieke Bergmans and LUSTlab (NL) talk about Res Sapiens.

  • Tim Knapen

    Tim Knapen (Indianen, BE) talks about Godmode, a playful installation involving a hacked photocopier, some paper, black markers and colored pencils.

  • Unfold

    Claire Warnier (Unfold, BE) talks about Kiosk, a mobile 3D scanning and printing facility illustrating a near future in which these technologies have become ubiquitous.

  • Edo Paulus

    Edo Paulus (NL) talks about SonOrb: a permanent, interactive sound installation for groups children aged 7 to 12 years old.

  • Additional Amsterdam #1 speakers confirmed

    Earlier today we sent out an email announcement to our Netherlands mailing list. In it we already mentioned one additional speaker: Edo Paulus (NL) who’ll talk about SonOrb. The program for Amsterdam #1 is completed by Claire Warnier of Unfold (BE) who will present on Kiosk. All details are available at the event page.

  • Announcing Amsterdam #1

    After running over ten events in Utrecht, we are now bringing This happened to Amsterdam. In collaboration with Brakke Grond, our first edition will present a mix of Dutch and Flemish interaction design projects. Please join us for what will surely be a special evening. Speakers confirmed so far: Tim Knapen (BE) on Godmode and…

  • Amsterdam #1

    Venue: Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond Nes 45 1012 KD Amsterdam The Netherlands We have always tried to keep This happened a free event but due to circumstances we’ll ask you to pay an entrance fee of €10 at the door (or €6.50 if you’re a student or younger than 27). The event is sold…

  • Daniel Soltis

    Daniel Soltis

    Advent Calendar

  • London #11

    Victoria & Albert Museum Sackler Centre Cromwell Road London SW7 2RL February 14th 2012, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Help us make these events amazing and keep the documentation professional! Just £5 will do!

  • Announcing Hamburg #2

    We’re busy working on final details of the line up and really looking to see everyone in March 2012 at a great new location! Check out the event page for all information and booking.

  • Hamburg #2

    The event will take place in the Saal of the Kulturhaus III&70 right in the heart of Hamburg: Kulturhaus III&70 Schulterblatt 73 20357 Hamburg View on google maps Sponsors:

  • Videos for Utrecht #10 up

    We’re slowly but surely working to get our backlog of talk videos online. Number ten was kind of special for us, not only because it was, you know, our tenth edition, but also because we were lucky enough to have This happened founder Chris O’Shea over to present Hand From Above. The other talks were…

  • Andy Farnell

    Andy Farnell is a computer scientist from the UK specialising in audio DSP and synthesis. Author of “Designing Sound”, pioneering original research in the field of procedural audio. He is a visiting professor at several European universities and consultant to game and audio technology companies. A long-time advocate of free open source software, open access…

  • Oli Mival

    Oli Mival Dr Oli Mival is the Senior Research Fellow at Edinburgh Napier University’s Centre for Interaction Design and Director of the Future Interaction Network. He consults for a variety of industrial clients including the NHS, RBS, Toshiba, the FBI and California State Police. Before returning to academia Oli was the managing director of award…

  • Dave Murray-Rust

    Dave Murray-Rust[1] is a scientist and creative technologist at the University of Edinburgh, playing with sound, music, computers and interaction. ChaoDependant[2] is a collaboration with Owen Green[3] and Agelos Papadakis[4], exploring invisibly structured spaces using a magnetic pendulum, sensors, lights and a reactive soundscape, along with tactile glasswork. It invites people to interact, to play…

  • Jonnet Middleton

    Jonnet Middleton is an art activist doing a PhD on mending at Highwire, Lancaster University. Unitypanda is an experiment in panda diplomacy which, using web 2.0 methodologies for analogue interaction, created knitted pandas that the Chinese government received as diplomatic gifts.

  • Edinburgh #7

  • Hanging out with Bernie DeKoven

    Hanging out with Bernie DeKoven

    In preparation for This happened – Utrecht #12 at the Playgrounds Festival in Tilburg we had a very nice serendipitous encounter with fun theorist and author Bernie DeKoven on Google+ hangout. I asked him if he was willing to say something to our audience (keeping up our tradition of guest appearances) and he more than…

  • Getting ready for Utrecht #12

    Sonia Collari completes #12 lineup We are busy with the final preparations for Friday and can announce that the lineup for the upcoming edition at Playgrounds Festival is complete. Our fourth speaker Sonia Cillari talks about Sensitive to Pleasure, a performative electric-field sensing and sound environment. Get a spot on our guest list The event…

  • Sonia Cillari

    Sonia Cillari talks about Sensitive to Pleasure, a performative electric-field sensing and sound environment that emphasizes the controversial relationship with her own work in front of the public over time. Sonia is an italian media artist and architect, living and working in Amsterdam. Her work involves the creation of sensorial and perceptual mechanisms in immersive…

  • Videos for Utrecht #9 are online

    So earlier this week we published the videos of This happened – Utrecht #9. Roel Wouters, Vlambeer, DUS Architects and John’s Phone… This was back in February but boy were they great. Numbers 10 and 11 will follow shortly!

  • John Wong

    John Wong, multi-media artist. Recognized as the CEO of DBIS Limited. Awarded by prized film work of “The Tourist”, “On Our Own”, “Drowning” and etc. Credited by hundreds of theatre performance with grand scale. Renowned by numerous multimedia designs, 3D interactive creations, musicals and concerts. Acknowledged by hundreds of both local and overseas artists and…

  • RochelleYang

    Rochelle is an artist, curator and educator who engaged in visual arts, performing arts and new media convergence. Currently, she teaches at Chinese University of Hong Kong. With years of working experience as creative director in new media and advertising industry, she has been appointed Chair of Art Gallery in SIGGRAPH Asia 2011.

  • Hong Kong #3

  • Simon Haenggi

    Simon Haenggi is an interaction designer, musician, media artist and entrepreneur born in Basel, Switzerland. During his studies at institute Hyperwerk at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, he realized projects that mainly focused on human computer interaction and explored the joyful and magical sides of playing with technology. After developing a prototype of…

  • Announcing Utrecht #12

    We’ve put up details for our next Utrecht event. We’re taking This happened on the road with this one, all the way to Tilburg for the excellent Playgrounds Festival. We’re still putting the finishing touches on the line-up but have three great speakers confirmed so far. Have a look.

  • Silje Dehli & Maarten Mulder

    Silje Dehli & Maarten Mulder

    Silje Dehli (N) is a product designer who teaches at the TU Delft, facilitates and designs medical products. Maarten Mulder (NL) is a business consultant. Together with Sara Andersson (S) and Kevin Geers (B), a multinational team of designers, they developed Slaapaap, a pillow-for-two that helps people come closer to their loved ones. To bring…

  • Supermono

    Tak Fung (Supermono) talks about Forever Drive, an arcade-style futuristic racer for iOS. Players race their cars through the crowd-sourced streets of a massive city. Drive Forever allows players to design new tracks and submit them to the world. Supermono themselves say the game is “sort of like Outrun-meets-SimCity, in the future, online.” This is…

  • Rob Hebing

    Rob Hebing talks about Bench, an interactive piece of furniture. Bench responds to those seated on it by taking on a variety of shapes. Its behavior ranges from accommodating to comforting and from challenging to threatening. As such it highlights the active nature of sitting, and it demonstrates that interaction design can contribute to even…

  • Utrecht #12

    Kindly hosted by Playgrounds Festival. Venue: 013 Veemarktstraat 44 5038 CV Tilburg The Netherlands Note: a Playgrounds Friday Single Day Ticket is required for admittance.

  • New website

    Today is the launch of the new website for This happened. Whilst it may not look so different from the previous site, there have been various visual tweeks, but all of the work has gone on behind the scenes. The last website was made up of static files, but the new website has a content…

  • Jane ní Dhulchaointigh

    Jane ní Dhulchaointigh


  • Matt Ward

    Matt Ward


  • Toby Barnes

    Toby Barnes has spent the last 18 years designing, developing and launching a number of large and small online projects; working with large brand owners and generally preparing people for the future. Toby co-founded Mudlark, an award winning digital entertainment production company in September 2008. They continue to develop and launch their own products and…

  • Amy Pliszka

    VIDEO REMOVED AT THE REQUEST OF THE PRESENTER. Amy Pliszka is a recent graduate of the MA ‘Textile Futures’ at Central St Martins. She has a background in fine art and art history and worked for Agnes b for 5 years. The MA ‘Textile Futures’ course extended her enthusiasm for research where re-configuring textiles as…

  • Adrian Hon

    Adrian Hon

    Perplex City

  • Tom Taylor

    Tom Taylor is a creative technologist and engineer who has worked with internationally-renowned clients such as BBC, the National Maritime Museum, Dentsu London, Innocent Drinks and Stamen Design. He is the CTO of Newspaper Club and was described by the BBC as “a group of software-coding friends”. He is also a partner in RIG London.…

  • Campbell Orme

    Cross-discipline designer Campbell Orme has worked on projects for clients such as Ford, Samsung, SEEDA, Bonnier, United Airlines and the Dutch government, for London-based studios such as BERG, Imagination and Pentagram. Outcomes have been as diverse as interactive installations, animation, brand and identity guidelines, interiors and transient architecture. He is currently Design Director at Moving…

  • James Wheare

    James Wheare is a London-based web developer who started building websites in 2000 while still at school. In 2006, he built—a website that shows local bus stops on a map and tracks arrivals in real-time. The website was recognised at the New Statesman New Media Awards 2007 where James was named Young Innovator of…

  • Tim Redfern

    Tim Redfern

    Tim Redfern is an interactive artist based in Dublin. His practice encompasses interaction design, programming and electronics. Playhouse turns Dublin’s most iconic building into a full-colour public display with sound broadcast over FM radio. Presented as part of Dublin Theatre Festival, the project involved developing an architecture and tools to allow broadcasting of movies, animations…

  • Maximo Recio

    Maximo Recio

    Maximo Recio is a Graphic Designer from Madrid based in London. Even though his practice is clearly positioned within the realm of commercial design, Maximo seeks to pursue personal and playful projects as part of his research and inspiration. He will talk about the installation “Dialogues of Noise” – that utilizes standardised technology in an…

  • Michael Markert

    Michael Markert

    Michael Markert is a media-artist specializing in programming and electronics. He is living in Nuremberg, Germany. The focus of his work is exploring harmonic musical control through intuitive and interactive realtime sensory processing thereby overruling hierarchic receptional mechanisms in art. Here he talks about the phonetic voicetopological space; the principal (sensory gestural interfaces) of his…

  • Jens Wunderling

    Jens Wunderling is a freelance interaction designer and media artist living and working in Berlin. His work focuses on emerging techniques and social media, as well as their impact on society. Jens graduated at the University of Arts, Berlin where he had studied in the Digital Media Class run by Prof. Joachim Sauter and Jussi…

  • Kevin Wong

    Kevin Wong is the founder and Creative Director of WHY INTERACTIVE, an independent, full service design house specializing in online creativity and interactive works. He didn’t start his career as a designer but rather a web programmer. However, his natural talent and sense on art and design deeply impressed his fellows who, as a result,…

  • Zoie So

    Zoie So is currently a teaching fellow at the Visual Studies Department, Lingnan University, where she teaches digital imaging, electronic art and video art. So’s work explores the materiality and opacity of human-machine interfaces. So constructs intimate, playful and intellectually challenging spaces, using methods such as appropriation, encoding and programming, and a diverse range of…

  • Winnie Soon

    Winnie Soon is a transdisciplinary artist, researcher and digital media practitioner born in Hong Kong. Her projects often explores the intersection of art & technology through a variety of medium & experiments with communication technologies.Her artistic practice ranges from mobile video, interactive media to installation, often examined cultural issues and oriented towards experimental networked media,…

  • Bryan Chung

    Bryan CHUNG Wai-ching was born in Hong Kong and studied locally and in London. Currently an assistant professor (interactive art) at the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University, he focuses primarily on interactive media projects, ranging from CD-ROM, interactive installations to Internet installations. His works have been exhibited widely in Europe and Asia.…

  • Kingsley Ng

    Kingsley Ng graduated in New Media Art from the Ryerson University in Toronto and Contemporary Art from Le Fresnoy – National Studio of Contemporary Arts in France. He has received numerous awards, such as the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Award 2009 and the Gold Medal for the IFVA 2007 Interactive Media category. Kingsley will…

  • Keith Lam

    Keith Lam is Artistic Director of a new media art group “dimension+’, who awarded the Award for Young Artist (Film & Media Arts) of Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2008. His artworks have been invited to numerous festivals around the world including ArsElectronica Festival (Austria), FILE 2009 (Brazil, SauPualo), Split Film Festival (Croatia), etc. Keith…

  • Jason Lam

    1a space is an independent and non-profit making visual art organization founded by a collective of Hong Kong art workers in 1998. It is an open platform to cultivate and nurture local artistic talents with aims to promote the critical dissemination of contemporary visual arts practices and affiliated art forms. Jason Lam, a creative programmer…

  • Hon Him

    Chris Cheung (Hon Him) is a media artist who favors in audiovisual and interaction design. He also worked as a composer who involved in commercial music and film soundtrack. Hon Him will talk about his installation work named ‘The happiness of fish’, using fish as part of the performer to control the sound and visual.…

  • Dennis Paul

    Dennis Paul is a Gestalter, has two sons, lives in Berlin and works in his design practice The Product. In his work he investigates the relation between people and technology. In recent years he was engaged in installations in public space, physical interfaces and generative systems. He specifically likes to explore the playful and narratives…

  • Moritz Stefaner

    Moritz Stefaner works as a freelance designer on the crossroads of data visualization, information aesthetics and user interface design. With a background in Cognitive Science and Interface Design, his work beautifully balances analytical and aesthetic aspects in mapping abstract and complex phenomena. In 2010, he was nominated for the Design Award of the Federal Republic…

  • Andreas Koller

    Andreas Koller is co-founder of the Viennese design studio Strukt, where he works as Creative Director and Interaction Designer. Strukt specializes in the areas of interactive design, generative graphics, motion and graphic design. Since its formation in 2007 the studio worked for renowned clients realising award-winning media installations and animations for presentations, corporate and cultural…

  • Christian Heidemann

    Christian Heidemann lives in Hamburg and works as a freelance Interactive Designer. Besides this job he conceptualizes and organizes exhibitions such as ‘Beyond Street Art’ or ‘All over the Kiez’ with regular irregularity. Before moving to Hamburg Christian had been a member of Galerie Revolver in Düsseldorf. For six years this gallery frequently presented artists…

  • Martin Kim Luge

    Martin Kim Luge is a interaction designer and media artist whose work dwells between human-computer interaction, storytelling and perception. He focuses on concepts and applications for empirical processes using digital media. He is a graduate of the Digitale Klasse ( lead by Prof. Joachim Sauter and Prof. Jussi Ängeslevä at the University of the Arts…

  • Jefferies and Layne

    Janis Jefferies is an artist writer and curator, Professor of Visual Arts at the Department of Computing, Goldsmiths University of London and Artistic Director of Goldsmiths Digital Studios. Barbara Layne is a Professor of Studio Arts at Concordia University in Montreal and a founding member of the Hexagram Institute for Media Arts and Technologies where…

  • Patrick Tobias Fischer

    Patrick Tobias Fischer is an Urban HCI researcher and PhD student at Strathclyde University. The SMSlingshot is an interventionist approach by the VR/Urban collective for reclaiming urban screens for public use.

  • John O’Shea

    John O’Shea is an artist who works with (and against) technology to open up unspoken questions concerning the “values” embedded in everyday transactions. Adopting open-source development strategies and understanding ‘law’ as a creative medium, The Meat Licence Proposal is a project seeking to build a bridge between citizen and lawmaker through the collaborative development of…

  • Brigitta Zics

    Brigitta Zics is an artist, interaction designer and media philosopher who investigates the creative and affective potential of emerging technologies to develop new ways of communication between human and machine. Mind Cupola explores the creative potential of eye-movement and applies the philosophical concept of the cognitive-feedback loop to trigger novel aesthetic experiences of the participant.

  • Daniel Schulze

    Daniel Schulze is a student at Universität der Künste, Berlin. “For those who see” is an installation comprising a 7 x 7 matrix display using vortexed air. This piece is the winner of the Audience Award for the Create10 Student Design Competition.

  • David England

    David England is Head of Computing at Liverpool John Moores University. He has been working with artists on Interaction projects for the last 20 years. Whole Body Interaction – integrating the whole person as an engineering, design and philosophical approach to interactive systems

  • Jonathan Hamilton

    Jonathan Hamilton is a Senior Lecturer in BA and MA Graphic Design at Nottingham Trent University. He was one of the UK’s leading 3D montage illustrators in the 90s and has worked in digital video productions in the last ten years. He is particularly interested in cross-disciplinary collaboration and the mix of old and new…

  • Elena Nazzi & Naveen Bagalkot

    Elena Nazzi is a PhD student at the IT University of Copenhagen, looking for embodied ways of sharing information about everyday activities with everyday artifacts for social interaction. Naveen Bagalkot is an architect and industrial designer, currently attempting to do interaction design research. Senior Interaction focuses on senior citizens as everyday innovators and explores an…

  • Di Mainstone

    Fashion-artist and inventor, Di Mainstone creates body-centric structures for experimental performance. A playful choreography of fashion, technology and performance, her work is an interactive hybrid, made whole by the intrepid curiosity of the user. Musical prosthetics, kinetic couture, wearable graffiti, body-architecture and sensory-skins are just some of the devices Mainstone has fashioned. A collaboration with…

  • Jon Oberlander

    Jon Oberlander is a cognitive scientist based in the School of Informatics at Edinburgh, investigating how to get computers to talk like you and me. Inspace is a new living lab for experimentation and public engagement, exploring the cultural significance of informatics and new media practice. The project has taken five years from original concept…

  • ~ in the fields

    Nicole Heidtke and Stefan Baumberger / ~ in the fields was founded in 2005 in Edinburgh. ~ in the fields’ current interests focus on “borrowed time” and memorialisation – initiated by a residency at Highland Hospice. In collaboration with the poet Ken Cockburn they worked on a book project about handwiting, inscriptions and ink. ink…

  • John Harris

    John Harris is a composer, artistic director of the Red Note Ensemble, and director of the Seven Things record label. Seven Things happened to John (or maybe John happened to Seven Things). Their story is going to be offered as a cautionary tale to keep all aspiring and self-motivated musicians awake at night.

  • Andy Miah

    Professor Andy Miah, BA, MPhil, PhD, is Chair of Ethics and Emerging Technologies in the Faculty of Business & Creative Industries at the University of the West of Scotland, Fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, USA and Fellow at FACT, the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, UK. He will discuss new…

  • Paul Rodgers and Euan Winton

    Paul Rodgers is (from Nov 09) Professor in Design Thinking at Northumbria University’s School of Design and the author of 5 books and over 100 academic papers as well as juggling teaching, researching and doing design. Euan Winton is Course Leader in Design and Digital Arts at Edinburgh Napier University and is a member of…

  • Sarah Drummond and Lauren Currie

    Sarah Drummond is an award winning service designer from Glasgow who has a passion for design led innovation within the public sector. With an enthusiasm for service design, design thinking and social innovation, Lauren Currie believes that designers have the ability to assist social and cultural change. mypolice is an innovative online police feedback tool…

  • Michael Salmond

    Michael Salmond is Senior Lecturer of Interactive Media Design at Northumbria University, UK; his research and art practice focus on hybrid cultures, tourism and videogame art. Hybrid Journeys is an ongoing series of video contemplations on the points of overlap in tourism, colonialism, transport and real versus conceptual space. The series covers a wide range…

  • Peter Pratt

    Peter Pratt is a Senior Analyst/Developer for the Applications division at the University of Edinburgh, spending the majority of his career developing Web Applications, working in a range of technologies (Coldfusion, Perl, PHP and Java). The Walking Through Time prototype creates a connection between place and time using historical maps and GPS, using a web…

  • Jen Southern

    Jen Southern is an artist who has been working with gps, robotics, videogames and mobile phones as aspects of physical installations for the past 15 years, and is currently doing a PhD in the Sociology Department at Lancaster University. She will talk about Running Stitch a collaborative GPS and sewing project with Canadian artists Jen…

  • Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino

    Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, is a Canadian industrial and interaction designer and co-founder of! a design and technology consultancy in London and Milan. Alex will talk about Hop. Part game, part performance, Hop is an augmented version of the traditional hopscotch game. A chalked out version of the game invites visitors to the exhibition to play…

  • London #10

    16 Goulston Street E1 7TP London United Kingdom Friday, September 23, 2011 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Help us make these events amazing and keep the documentation professional! Just £5 will do!

  • Announcing London #10

    Announcing the programme & booking information for London #10

  • Andrew Spitz

    Andrew Spitz is a sound designer interested in how sound can be integrated in various contexts. Tweet A Sound Bio: Promoting the idea of social sound design? Tweet A Sound allows you to share sonic tweets via Twitter.

  • Ben Dembroski

    Ben Dembroski is a Glasgow based artist investigating the how to best exploit the economies of the digital without sacrificing his love of the object. Project2891 is focused on developing a series of sculptural devices (called nodes) capable of communicating with each other via the net or other electronic means.

  • Yann Seznec

    Yann Seznec is a musician, sound designer, software developer. His work designing creative music software for the Nintendo Wii remote has garnered internet, press, and TV coverage around the world, including features in Make Magazine, The Independent, Develop, and appearances on Bravo, Scottish Television Network, and BBC’s Dragons’ Den. In addition, Yann is an accomplished…

  • Zoë Irvine

    Zoë Irvine is a sound artist who lives and works in Edinburgh, Scotland. Her work ranges from carefully crafted individual pieces for gallery spaces to the creation of platforms, inviting others to participate. DIAL-A-DIVA harks back to the period of the theatrophone, a broadcasting medium from the 1880s to 1920s. It connected opera houses and…

  • Henrik Ekeus

    Henrik Ekeus is a musician, media artist and researcher associated with Edinburgh University. He will talk about his work with GPS and geo-tagged media, including some pretty intense data-mining of the rapidly growing Flickr data set of geo-referenced images. This massive repository of images forms a sort of collective ‘Memory Space’ of human events and…

  • Jon Rogers

    Jon Rogers (School of Design, University of Dundee) has been working between the fields of Interaction and Product Design for a decade, working closely with students, practitioners and academics. His particular specialism is the integration of electronics within products/services. “Using digital technologies for products that explore a person’s needs is great. But we know that.…

  • Jamie Allen

    Jamie Allen makes art and sound with his head and hands. He is a multimedia artist working in performance and installation, and has recently relocated from New York City to Newcastle Upon Tyne to start up a new program in Digital Media based at the Culture Lab. He will be talking about a piece completed…

  • Limerick #1

    Limerick #1

  • Hong Kong #2

  • Hong Kong #1

  • Hamburg #1

  • Elger Blitz

    Elger Blitz is head of design at Carve, a studio specialized in public play spaces such as skate parks and playgrounds. He talks about Melis Stokepark, a playground in The Hague designed for children with disabilities, but challenging for all children. The outside of the object is a wooden climbing wall with hundreds of climbing…

  • Mattijs Kneppers

    Mattijs Kneppers talks about the technology behind Eboman. Eboman is a performance artist with a long history in audiovisual art who works with a sensor suit and the real time video sampling software SenS IV. Mattijs supervised the technical realization of SenS IV with Max/MSP/Jitter and the development of the sensor interface. They won a…

  • Adam Fletcher

    Adam Fletcher lives in Berlin and is the founder of the innovative mystery product service The Hipstery, which works tirelessly to liberate its customers from “the burden of choice”. Disillusioned by the ever increasing number of options and decisions consumers are asked to make about unimportant things, the Hipstery team just asks its customers to…

  • Roy Gilsing

    Roy Gilsing

    Roy Gilsing talks about Grabbit for iPad: a rotatable hardshell handle case for iPad. With a leather strap this Grabbit allows you to hold the iPad with great security, comfort and ease of use. As an industrial design veteran, Roy Gilsing works with his own design firm for a variety of clients. De grabbit was…

  • London #9

    Help us make these events amazing and keep the documentation professional! Just £5 will do!

  • Report on London #9

    This report was written by Camilla Grey of Moving Brands, originally posted on their blog here. Many thanks! Last night, MB’s Design Director (and original wearer of the Three Wolf Moon t-shirt) Campbell Orme spoke at London’s latest This Happened event in Whitechapel. Also speaking was James Wheare, creator of TwitShift – a bot which…

  • Utrecht #11

  • Utrecht #10

  • Utrecht #9

  • Utrecht #8

  • Utrecht #7

  • Edinburgh #6

  • Edinburgh #5

  • Edinburgh #4

  • Edinburgh #3

  • Edinburgh #2

  • Edinburgh #1

  • London #8

    Alexander Grünsteidl of Digital Wellbeing Labs – Digital Wellbeing Showroom Jenhui Liao – The Self-Portrait Machine Dotmancando – CoinFlipper Shajay Bhooshan of Zaha Hadid Architects – Computer Graphics

  • London #7

    Laura Culpan of Artwise Curators – British Airways Art Collection Adam Cubitt of Glassworks – HeartWorks. Ben Terrett and Russell Davies of Really Interesting Group – Things Our Friends Have Written On The Internet (TOFHWOTI ) Matt Pyke and Karsten Schmidt of Universal Everything – Forever Michael Cross – Bridge

  • London #6

  • London #5

    Tobie Kerridge – Material Beliefs Yuri Suzuki – Sound chaser Dominic Harris of Cinimod Studio – UFO Project (for Peter Coffin)

  • London #4

    London #4

    Semitransparent Design – Color Tokyo! Live Color Wall Project Semitransparent Design Russell Davies, Matt Jones and Henry Holland  – Instorematic Simon Oliver of HandCircus – Rolando game Brendan Walker of Aerial – Thrill Laboratory Pixelsumo  

  • New organisers of This happened London

    This happened started in London in 2007 by Chris O’Shea, Joel Gethin Lewis and Andreas Müller. We wanted to start our ideal event that would cater to our interest as designers and practitioners, looking at process, how interaction projects actually get made. The London event has become very popular, with tickets being booked up within…

  • Matthias Oostrik

    Matthias Oostrik

    Matthias Oostrik talks about U-Turm Project, an interactive urban projection made for the Dortmund E-Culture Fair in collaboration with MediaLAB Amsterdam. People on the U-Turm square dance to the music played by a DJ and are projected in real-time on the building’s windows. Dancers can control their position on the building using body movements. Meetings…

  • Monobanda


    Monobanda talks about Bandjesland, a PLAY Pilots live game produced for the Le Guess Who? music festival in collaboration with Arne Boon. Players of Bandjesland use old-fashioned cassette tapes fitted with newfangled RFIDs to collaboratively produce music. A recording station enables players to record their own samples and save them to a cassette tape. The…

  • Yuri Suzuki

    Yuri Suzuki

    Yuri Suzuki talks about Breakfast Machine, a Rube Goldberg contraption that was built in collaboration with visitors of an exhibition at Platform21. At the end of a week of participatory creation the machine served breakfast – consisting of coffee, omelet and toast with jam – to the public.

  • Chris O’Shea

    Chris O’Shea

    Chris O’Shea talks about Hand From Above, a playful installation made for the BBC Big Screens division. A large screen placed in a city square shows a live video feed of the square and its pedestrians. Suddenly, a giant hand appears and starts to tickle, grab, squash and play in various ways with the people…

  • Vlambeer


    Vlambeer talks about Super Crate Box, an intensely difficult indie game bringing back the glory days of the golden arcade age. Vlambeer is a game studio started as a graduation project for the Utrecht School of the Arts by Jan Willem Nijman and Rami Ismail. The collaboration started when Rami witnessed Jan Willem prototyping a game…

  • Roel Wouters

    Roel Wouters

    Roel Wouters talks about One Frame of Fame, a website – produced in collaboration with Jonathan Puckey – where anyone can contribute to the videoclip for the song More is Less by C-Mon & Kypski. You’re shown a frame from the video and are asked to copy the pose using your webcam. The image is…

  • DUS Architects

    Hedwig Heinsman talks about WORLDMOON, a design by DUS Architects for a global cemetary (necropolis) on the moon. Human ashes will gradually fertilize the moon’s surface. The project evolved from the observation that despite globalization, we still have no worldwide, universal way of mourning. The moon is visible to all human beings on earth, so with WORLDMOON…

  • Diederiekje Bok & Hein Mevissen

    Diederiekje Bok & Hein Mevissen

    Diederiekje Bok and Hein Mevissen are the founders of full-service advertising John Doe Amsterdam known for their prize winning international MTV work and other international campaigns. Besides being busy for brands and clients at John Doe, Bok and Mevissen started in 2006 developing, creating and designing the world’s simplest phone called John’s Phone. The important…

  • London #6

    Alexandros Tsolakis of  United Visual Artists ( UVA ) – Constellation Sebastien Noel and Eva Rucki of Troika – Cloud

  • London #3

    Jussi Ängeslevä of ART+COM – Duality Jack Schulze of Schulze & Webb – Olinda Kenichi Okada – Animal Superpowers ( in collaboration with Chris Woebken) Hattie Coppard of Snug & Outdoor – Snug Held at the Roxy Bar & Screen. Kindly sponsored by

  • London #2

    Crispin Jones – Tengu Rory Hamilton of  LiveWork Studio – Baltic Gallery Newcastle Dee Halligan of The Science Of – The Science of Spying Massimo Banzi of – Founding The Arduino Project Karsten Schmidt (aka Toxi) – LCF graduate show with Moving Brands Held at Richmix, kindly sponsored by

  • Helma van Rijn

    Helma van Rijn

    Helma van Rijn is an Industrial Design Engineering PhD candidate at the TU Delft ID-StudioLab, specialized in ‘difficult to reach’ user groups. De Klessebessers is an activity for people with dementia to actively recall memories together. The design won the first prize in design competition Vergeethenniet and was on show during the Dutch Design Week 2007. De Klessebessers is currently…

  • Rainer Kohlberger

    Rainer Kohlberger

    Rainer Kohlberger is an independent visual artist based in Berlin. The concept and installation design for theTHESEUS Innovation Center Internet of Things was done in collaboration with Thomas Schrott and is the basis for the visual identity of the technology platform. The installation connects and visually creates hierarchy between knowledge, products and services with a combination…

  • Lotte Meijer

    Lotte Meijer

    Lotte Meijer talks about Smarthistory, an online art history resource. It aims to be an addition to, or even replacement of, traditional text books through the use of different media to discuss hundreds of Western art pieces from antiquity to the current day. Different browsing styles are supported by a number of navigation systems. Art works…

  • FourceLabs


    FourceLabs talk about Wip ‘n’ Kip, a playful installation for Stekker Fest, an annual electronic music festival based in Utrecht. Players of Wip ‘n’ Kip use adult-sized spring riders to control a chicken on a large screen. They race each other to the finish while at the same time trying to stay ahead of a horde of pursuing…

  • London #1

    Eva Rucki of Troika – ‘Tool for Armchair Activists’ Orlando Mathias of AllofUs – Stanislavsky Museolobby Durrell Bishop of Luckybite – Collaboration with Industrial Facility Moritz Waldemeyer – Stanislavsky Museolobby At the Griffin Pub, Shoreditch  

  • Anne Nigten

    Anne Nigten

    Anne Nigten is director of The Patchingzone, a transdisciplinary laboratory for innovation where Master, doctor, post-doc students and professionals from different backgrounds create meaningful content. Earlier, Anne Nigten was manager of V2_lab and completed a PhD on a method for creative research and development. Go-for-IT!is a city game created together with citizens of South Rotterdam and launched in…

  • Ronald Rietveld

    Ronald Rietveld

    Landscape architect Ronald Rietveld talks about Vacant NL. The installation challenges the Dutch government to use the enormous potential of inspiring, unused buildings from the 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st century for creative entrepreneurship and innovation. The Dutch government wants to be in the top 5 of world knowledge economies by the end of 2020.…

  • Edwin van der Heide

    Edwin van der Heide

    Edwin van der Heide studied sonology at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. He now works as an artist in the field of sound, space and interaction. Radioscape transforms urban space into an acoustic labyrinth. Based on the fundamental principles of radio each participant is equipped with a receiver, headphones and an antenna. Fifteen transmitters each…

  • Richard Boeser

    Richard Boeser

    Richard Boeser is an independent designer based in Rotterdam. His studio Sparpweed is currently working on the game Ibb and Obb, scheduled to launch for Playstation Network and PC in August 2011. Ibb and Obb is a cooperative game for two players who together must find a way through a world where gravity is flipped across the…

  • Cocoia


    Sebastiaan de With is an interface and icon designer working under the name Cocoia. He designs, teaches and runs a popular blog on interfaces and icons. Sebastiaan is easily recognized in Drachten wearing his Exploded Settings Icon or Bricky shirt and toting an iPad. Classics is one of the first popular e-readers on the iPhone, offering public domain books…

  • Tellart


    Matt Cottam is the founder of Tellart. Wooden Logic represents the first phase in a hands-on sketching process aimed at exploring how natural materials and craft traditions can be brought to the center of interactive digital design to give modern products greater longevity and meaning. It is only in the past decade or so that the community…

  • Mijn naam is Haas

    Mijn naam is Haas

    Sanneke Prins and Berend Weij are co-founders of Mijn naam is Haas, a company that produces a range of educational products aimed at primary education. These products are all situated in the world of the main character Haas. The range consists of illustrated children’s books, CD-ROMs and an online learning environment, in which the vocabulary of…

  • PIPS:lab


    Keez Duyves is one of the cofounders of PIPS:lab, based in Amsterdam, NL. Archie and the Bees, their newest theatrical concept, links the primary colors red, green and blue to the primary elements of rhythm: kick, snare and hi-hat. In this hybrid of multimedia performance and installation, PIPS:lab demonstrate their revolutionary Radarfunk machine – allowing them to…

  • Utrecht #6

  • Stella Boess & Stefan Gross

    Stella Boess & Stefan Gross

    Stella Boess is assistant professor at the TU Delft where she explores new methods for user research in and for design. Besides this, she pursues self-initiated and commissioned projects that investigate notions of product usage. One such project, a collaboration with Stefan Gross, is Love Hate Punch – a punching bag that lights up in the places…

  • Daan Roosegaarde

    Daan Roosegaarde

    Daan Roosegaarde is an artist working in Rotterdam, NL. Roosegaarde’s work explores the dynamic relation between architecture, people and e-culture. In this interaction his sculptures create a situation of ‘tactile high-tech’ where visitor and (public) space become one. Liquid Space 6.0 is an interactive space which physically becomes larger or smaller and darker or lighter in…

  • Bas Teunisse & Lex van den Berg

    Bas Teunisse & Lex van den Berg

    Bas Teunisse and Lex van den Berg study Game Design & Development at the Utrecht School of the Arts and have cooperated with USC Interactive Media Division students for an exchange project. Paper Cakes is a “casual game” in which you guide a character named Doodle around a simple yet challenging maze on both the front and the…

  • Govert de Vries

    Govert de Vries

    Govert de Vries is one of the founders of Swinxs – a games console for children which can be used outdoors. It’s a console without a screen; players interact with the machine through special wristbands and cards, the console provides feedback with sounds and lights. Games can be played alone or in a group and new…

  • Utrecht #5

  • Emily Gobeille & Theo Watson

    Emily Gobeille & Theo Watson

    Emily Gobeille and Theo Watson will present the process behind Funky Forest, an interactive ecosystem where children create trees with their body and then divert the water flowing from the waterfall to the trees to keep them alive. The health of the trees contributes to the overall health of the forest and the types of creatures that…

  • Janneke Sluijs

    Janneke Sluijs

    Janneke Sluijs will talk about Noot, a small tool meant to support creative sessions. Noots can be physically attached to paper artefacts that stimulate the creative process. This way, audio fragments are tagged, making it possible to retrieve the original audio context at a later time, for recollection or inspiration. Her story will focus on the…

  • Elmo Diederiks

    Elmo Diederiks

    Elmo Diederiks will talk about the Ambilight feature in Philips flat panel televisions. In 2002 Elmo worked as designer and researcher at Philips Research and lead the research on how dynamic lighting in the background of the TV image enhances the viewing experience. The research resulted directly in the most differentiating feature of Philips’ flat panel televisions…

  • Zesbaans


    Sue Doeksen, Juul Spee and Eelke Feenstra, members of the new media art collective Zesbaans, will present De Metronoom. Six connected installations point six laser beams into the room. Visitors play the lasers like instruments and compose a soundtrack, arranging samples from classical instruments, street artists, beats and the machine room of a printing press. De Metronoom was present…

  • Alexander Grünsteidl

    Alexander Grünsteidl

    Digital Wellbeing Labs

  • Jenhui Liao

    Jenhui Liao

    The Self-Portrait Machine

  • Dotmancando



  • Shajay Bhooshan

    Shajay Bhooshan

    Computer Generated Architecture

  • Jens Wunderling

    Jens Wunderling

    default to public

  • Maximo Recio

    Maximo Recio

    Dialogues of Noise

  • Tim Redfern

    Tim Redfern


  • Limerick #1

    Limerick #1

    September 22, 2009

  • Utrecht #4

  • Michael Markert

    Michael Markert

    Speech for the Speechless

  • Lucy McRae

    Lucy McRae

    Independent designer Lucy McRae lives and works in Amsterdam, where she explores the overlapping areas of fashion, technology and the human body; the latter being an enduring fascination caused by her education as a classical ballerina. She works alone, and as part of the Lucy and Bart collective. Lucy will talk about her recent research into low-tech…

  • Aldo Hoeben

    Aldo Hoeben

    In his presentation, panorama photographer Aldo Hoeben will provide us with a look behind the scenes of his Trompe l’Oeil installation. This 180-degrees panoramic projection in the entrance of the Willibrord church, a block from Theater Kikker, is the first finished project in the Trajectum Lumen program, which in the coming six months will become a…

  • Anouk Randag

    Anouk Randag

    Anouk Randag, service designer at 31Volts, will talk about FluxFloor, with which she graduated from Delft University of Technology. This project was the basis for the energy-converting dance floor that can now be found in Club WATT in Rotterdam. FluxFloor transforms the kinetic energy of dancing people into electricity, and provides visual feedback of the amount of…

  • Blendid


    Blendid is an interaction design collective consisting of David Kousemaker and Tim Olden. They’ve focused their work on the design and making of experimental interfaces. David and Tim will talk about their latest project named Swarm, a six meters wide light sculpture consisting of almost 500 elements that change their color in reaction to the people…

  • Utrecht #3

  • Glassworks



  • Artwise Curators

    Artwise Curators

    BA Terminal 5

  • Really Interesting Group

    Really Interesting Group

    Things Our Friends Have Written..

  • Universal Everything

    Universal Everything


  • Michael Cross

    Michael Cross


  • Sanne Kistemaker

    Sanne Kistemaker

    Sanne Kistemaker, user centered designer at Muzus, will present Piece of Family: a tool that enables elderly to communicate with their family without a computer, using regular pen and paper, a scanner and a weblog. The system was developed using generative tools and contextmapping as a means to involve the user in the design process (co-creation). The design won…

  • Irene van Peer

    Irene van Peer

    Irene van Peer, a seasoned and awarded product designer, traveled to the townships in South Africa to work with a group of colleagues on a sanitation project. Based on conversations with people she came upon a simple, yet ingenious soution to convert the cap of an empty bottle into a homemade tap for washing your…

  • Schiphorst & Vullings

    Schiphorst & Vullings

    Naomi Schiphorst and Mieke Vullings will talk about MIMOA (My Modern Architecture) – a free and open guide to modern architecture, which they started in 2006. MIMOA offers you all the information you need to find and visit buildings, parks, bridges, public interiors and art in public space. The founders’ vision was to not only cater…

  • Niels Keetels

    Niels Keetels

    Niels Keetels is a game design researcher at the Utrecht School of the Arts. He’ll talk about Softbody; an EMMA graduation project he worked on with four others. Softbody is a game that combines open-ended and goal-directed play in an elegant manner. The game’s mechanics were inspired by observations of children at play during field research at…

  • Utrecht #2

  • United Visual Artists

    United Visual Artists


  • rAndom International

    rAndom International


  • Troika



  • Philine van der Vegte

    Philine van der Vegte

    Philine van der Vegte, of Supernana and MacCover, will be presenting the development of the supernana felt holders for the Moo Minicards that most interaction designers have come to love.

  • Dirk van Oosterbosch

    Dirk van Oosterbosch

    Dirk van Oosterbosch, an Amsterdam based interaction designer, presented Fritzing. Fritzing is an open source application currently being developed to assist designers and artists in taking the steps from physical prototype to an actual product. The aim is to create a software application in the spirit of Processing and Arduino, that allows artists and designers to…

  • Fabian Akker

    Fabian Akker

    Fabian Akker was part of a team of students who designed a game for the municipality of the city of Utrecht. The game, titled De Blob, allowed players to explore the city centre as it will be in the future after its current redevelopment has finished. The game’s concept was later acquired by THQ, and is…

  • Werner Jainek

    Werner Jainek

    Werner Jainek is designer and developer at Cultured Code. They are the makers of Things a task management application for Mac OS X and the iPhone. A large part of Things’ interaction design is a collaborative effort by the Cultured Code team. Werner will share details of this unique process and the role sketches and mock-ups play…

  • Utrecht #1

  • Tobie Kerridge

    Tobie Kerridge

    Material Beliefs

  • Yuri Suzuki

    Yuri Suzuki

    Physical value of sound

  • Cinimod Studio

    Cinimod Studio

    Peter Coffin UFO

  • Semitransparent Design

    Semitransparent Design

    Sony Bravia

  • Instorematic



  • Simon Oliver, Handcircus

    Simon Oliver, Handcircus


  • Brendan Walker, Aerial

    Brendan Walker, Aerial

    Thrill Laboratory

  • Jussi Ängeslevä, ART+COM

    Jussi Ängeslevä, ART+COM


  • Schulze & Webb

    Schulze & Webb


  • Kenichi Okada

    Kenichi Okada

    Animal Superpowers

  • Snug & Outdoor

    Snug & Outdoor

    Snug kit

  • Dee Halligan, The Science Of

    Dee Halligan, The Science Of

    The Science of Spying

  • Crispin Jones

    Crispin Jones


  • Massimo Banzi,

    Massimo Banzi,

    Arduino family

  • Rory Hamilton, live|work

    Rory Hamilton, live|work

    Baltic gallery

  • Karsten Schmidt

    Karsten Schmidt

    London College of Fashion

  • Eva Rucki, Troika

    Eva Rucki, Troika

    Tool for Armchair Activists

  • Orlando Mathias, AllofUs

    Orlando Mathias, AllofUs

    Stanislavsky Museolobby

  • Moritz Waldemeyer

    Moritz Waldemeyer

    Hussein Chalayan

  • Durrell Bishop, Luckybite

    Durrell Bishop, Luckybite