A 16-post collection
7 months ago

Designing the User Experience of Machine Learning Systems

iot   software   thingslearn   analytics  

A few months ago I submitted an abstract to a UX conference. I'm not sure if my proposal is going to be accepted, but I thought it would be worth sharing my thoughts on the user experience of Machine…

9 months ago

thingslearn goes Zühlke

iot   software   hardware   thingslearn  

A few people who come to this blog know that I've been commercially active with thingslearn Ltd. in the UK. The company served as a port-of-call for customers mostly in the IoT and M2M arena, who were…

a year ago

A user perspective on Eclipse IoT

iot   software  

A few weeks ago I spoke at the Eclipse User Group in London about the offerings the Eclipse Foundation has around open source IoT software. It was an interesting event with a very diverse set of speak…

a year ago

Hands-on with Vorto IoT information models

iot   software   node-red  

Last week I attended the Bosch Connected Experience (BCX) 2016, an event co-organised by the lovely Alex Deschamps-Sonsino and Peter Bihr for IoT practitioners during the otherwise suit-heavy Bosch Co…

a year ago

Node-RED + Minecraft articles in the MagPi

education   media   software   node-red  

How can we get young people interested in computational thinking? One of my passions is the provision of tutorials that hopefully make them a little bit exited about technology. Computational thinking…

2 years ago

thingmonk 2015 - conclusions

iot   hardware   software   tinkering  

It's now four days since thingmonk and I'm still recovering. It's the developer event for IoT in Europe and it really brings together a lot of people from the community. For two days that means "work…

2 years ago

Expectation management: The Internet of Little Things

iot   software   hardware  

Only two weeks ago I've expressed my frustration over the apparent lack of innovation in the consumer IoT space. At the same time, I emphasised that simply 'putting a chip in it' doesn't make traditio…

2 years ago

Where are the consumer IoT products?

iot   hardware   software  

Last Tuesday saw another special event as part of the IoT London Meetup series, when our host and organiser Alex Deschamps-Sonsino invited us to the City Hall. Our poshest host yet! #iotlondon…

2 years ago

Is it all machine learning?

thingslearn   iot   software  

Recently I engaged with James Baker, another Software Sustainability Institute Fellow and historian, in some friendly Twitter banter over the use of the phrase 'machine learning'. As an individual wit…

2 years ago

Hacking dinosaurs at Blackgang Chine

tinkering   node-red   software   hardware  

Those of you who follow Twitter for hacking, making and crafting will know "celebrities" Dr Lucy Rogers and Andy Stanford-Clark. For the past year or so, both have been showing pictures and videos of…

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