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  • IoT

    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.

  • Design thinking

    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.

  • Preview of

    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.

  • Insights on postits

    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.

  • Winners hackathon

    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.

  • Tasst sleeve

    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?

  • Iskander met Earplugs

    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.

  • Block Internet of Things

    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…

  • Agile scrum team bij 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 Decicion Model gelanceerd

    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.