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  • Iskander Smit appointed Visiting Professor at TU Delft

    19 June 2017

    Iskander Smit, Strategy and Innovation director at, is set to join the TU Delft’s Connected Everyday Lab as a Design United Visiting Professor. Smit will be at the forefront of a new theme, Designing the future of intelligent cities, which taps into the issue of citizen-led smart cities and Internet of Things.

  • part of TechLive conference

    29 May 2017

    TechLive is Emerce's newest event focused on the latest technologies and their successful applications in business, e-commerce and marketing. TechLive consists of six conference tracks under one roof and is a sponsor of the Internet of Things track. We have prepared a number of inspiring sessions! Who's joining us?

  • My recipe for a well-done Sprint

    16 May 2017

    The stress of a kitchen is comparable with the stress of a Sprint. As Scrum master within and someone who has a love of cooking, I see strong resemblances between a Sprint and preparing a mult-course dinner. Compare each user story with a course, which you discuss with the development team: which ingredients do you use for each course? How are you going to make it?

  • Experimenting now to get the measure of the future

    16 May 2017

    People regularly ask me how I can already know what is relevant for the future. Developments concerning the role of technology in our lives and the possible corresponding trends. There’s no easy answer. It’s often all about picking up signals, combining the developments. There’s no hard reality and things don’t always take off so fast as you expect.

  • Focus on the experience, not the technology

    15 May 2017

    In product development it is the technology that quickly becomes leading, with the user and user experience often coming into the picture later on. This makes the interaction less intuitive and compels users to learn new behaviour, with the upshot of a sub-optimum experience and the risk that the product is not well aligned with the needs and routines of customers.

  • New content platform gets Voetbal International ready for the future

    03 May 2017

    Voetbal International (VI) is launching a completely new content platform thanks to intensive collaboration with The platform has been rebuilt and now contains a wide range of functions for data, profiling and branded content as well forming the source for renewed apps.

  • Amsterdam Service Jam '17: A write-up

    21 March 2017

    In the weekend of 17, 18 & 19 of February, our UX designer Paul van Putten joined the Amsterdam Service Jam '17. He shares his experiences.

  • ID Hackathon organised by the Labs

    07 March 2017

    On behalf of the Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (BZK) we recently organised the so-called ID Hackathon. The previous experience in organising hackathons – from our Labs – and the contacts within education was the basis for a successful day in Den Bosch.

  • The future of interaction everywhere and fashion

    31 January 2017

    Last Friday January 27 ThingsCon organised a 6th Salon. This time the theme was Intimate interactions with new fashion tech. LABS was supporter of this Salon. Why is this a topic that has our special interest?

  • The year that will be the end of the smartphone as we know it

    19 January 2017

    Last Friday I attended a cosy new meetup Fraiday. All attendees shared their ideas for future applications of AI in their personal life. As I was telling about my plans, the host Jim Stolze asked how I got my insights for future developments. I did not really think about that a lot, and I answered that it is just an attitude of an open mind.