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  • 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.

  • New values on IoT at ThingsCon

    07 December 2016

    Last week the third edition of ThingsCon Amsterdam took place in Volkshotel. As organiser the experience is always a bit blurred by all the last notice activities, but I was lucky to be part of a couple of sessions and see a lot of the talks. It turned out very well and I’m still chewing on the things that happened…

  • session agile working during eday 2016

    27 September 2016

    During the Emerce eDay (6 October) we will dive into agile working and mastering the digital shift together with a selected group of experts from the digital field.

  • Graydon Decision Model officieel gelanceerd

    16 September 2016

    Hoe zet je bedrijfsinformatie en data om tot inzichten? Dat vraagt om slim service design, korte, snelle sprints en een hechte samenwerking. Met het recentelijk gelanceerde Decision Model voor Graydon slaat het zakenleven een nieuwe weg in.

  • What is the connectable

    28 July 2016

    We started a publication here on Medium that bundle the different articles that deal with the internet of things products as we like to see them. The internet of things is often mistaken with products that have an app with it to operate.

  • Can IoT create a smart city?

    18 July 2016

    Can IoT create a smart society?’, was the provoking central question for the fourth edition of Thingscon Salon, a series of events organised by the team of Thingscon Amsterdam.

  • A design exploration for Internet of Things

    13 July 2016

    This article is a part of the considerations that have been developed in Labs (Innovation lab of, in order to draw a proper design language to create a new type of service and interactive products for IoT world.

    This article is only available in English.