Speaker Details: Charlene McBride

The Internet of Broken Things: Designing for (Around) Emerging Technology

Technology provides the opportunity to dream about a better future, but as new devices become a reality, are we getting the future we expected? In 2013 I began an exploration of how my home could be transformed with a selection of sensors, devices and services that detect presence, monitor activities and change conditions. While I’ve found that some aspects of my life have improved with these devices, many questions have arisen about how useful any of this is. I will share some lessons learned for approaching these types of design problems from my connected home and the world at large.

Categories: Emerging Tech Urban UX
Audience: Everyone
Charlene McBride

Charlene McBride

Charlene McBride is Sr. Experience Designer at Mullen where she dances with complexity for brands large and small. A lifetime ago, she spent a decade working in children’s television and animation. Charlene grew up in the Midwest at the caramel center of urban and suburban life and where she learned that the cure for boredom is curiosity. She is co-author of Sketchnotes: A Field Guide for the Busy Yet Inspired Professional and spends her spare time making stuff in her loft in Lowell, MA.