Projects

THE FUTURE ENERGY LAB

The UAE Ministry of Energy and the Prime Minister’s Office invited us to help them develop a mechanism to experience numerous possible futures around energy, and to stress test the opportunities and broader systemic consequences of each future with Cabinet Ministers and key decision makers. The ambition was that such collaborative futuring activity would help inform the country’s energy policy all the way till 2050.

UAE MINISTRY OF ENERGY AND THE PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE
5 MIN. READ

MUTO LABS

Mūtō Labs investigates the effect of new technologies on the future of the finance and asset management industries.

INFORMA & FUNDFORUM INTERNATIONAL
5 MIN. READ

BUGGYAIR

BuggyAir is an accurate mobile sensing kit that helps parents understand their children's exposure to air pollution.

WINNER, IOT LAUNCHPAD COMPETITION, INNOVATE UK
6 MIN. READ

SHIFTING THE BALANCE: DESIGN FOR EQUITABLE CITIES

In this essay, we propose five citizen co-design strategies for enabling systemic change in governance processes.

5 MIN. READ

UNINVITED GUESTS

Uninvited Guests is a short film that explores the frictions between an elderly man and his smart home.

THINGTANK
5 MIN. READ

DRONE AVIARY

The Drone Aviary - an R&D project from The Superflux Lab - is an investigation of the social, political and cultural potential of drone technology as it enters civil space.

ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND
5 MIN. READ

MANGALA FOR ALL

An ethnographic project on the streets of Ahmedabad, India, that begins to reveal a more complex and fine-grained understanding of people’s relationship with Space Programmes.

8 MIN. READ

INTERNET OF THINGS ACADEMY

This project explores the potential of building IoTA: An open, educational internet-of-things platform to encourage creativity, collaboration and technological literacy.

Sony
6 MIN. READ

PROJECT TALOS

A commission by Samsung to develop concepts and experience prototypes for a new range of smart products set for a 2016 release.

Samsung UK
1 MIN. READ

MUSEUM OF FUTURE GOVERNMENT SERVICES

The Museum of Future Government Services, UAE, is an interactive design futures exhibition, conceived and developed in partnership with Tellart, Fabrica, IFTF and Near Future Laboratory.

PMO, Government of UAE
1 MIN. READ

DYNAMIC GENETICS VS. MANN

Evidences from a fictional court case help imagine some of the economic and political implications of synthetic biology and gene therapy.

BLUEPRINTS FOR UNKNOWN DESIGN INTERACTIONS, STUDIOLAB, EU
8 MIN. READ

OPEN INFORMANT

Open Informant is a wearable badge with an e-ink display that attempts to confront the unsettling realities of surveillance in a networked age.

WEARABLE FUTURES, RAVENSBOURNE
4 MIN. READ

SONG OF THE MACHINE

Song of the Machine explores the possibilities of this new, modified vision, where wearers adjust for a reduced resolution by tuning into streams of information and electromagnetic vistas, all inaccessible to the ‘normally’ sighted.

SCIENCE GALLERY AND TRINITY COLLEGE, DUBLIN
4 MIN. READ

CITIES UNLOCKED

A future visioning project to identify innovation opportunities for integrated city systems which would lead to inclusive, richer urban experiences for partially sighted people and their families.

Future Cities Catapult
7 MIN. READ

LILORANN

For Project LiloRann ('Green Desert'), we are devising a set of toolkits that will create 'positive tipping points' to combat environmental degradation in the deserts of North India.

6 MIN. READ

RETHINKING MACHINE INTELLIGENCE

Investigating the possibilities for 'smart' products that could live alongside us, sharing in the minutiae our everyday life.

Socio-Digital Systems Microsoft Research, Cambridge
4 MIN. READ

LITTLE BRINKLAND

Produced in concert with the RCA's Helen Hamlyn Centre, Little Brinkland was a spatial exploration of the future of work.

Helen Hamlyn Centre, Colebrook Bosson Saunders
5 MIN. READ

ARK-INC

Positioned as a radically alternative investment company, ARK-INC is a superfiction; the 'conceptual container' for a series of projects about climate change and societal fragility.

5 MIN. READ

5TH DIMENSIONAL CAMERA

Blending physics and speculative design, the 5th Dimensional Camera translates Everett's 'Many Worlds' theory of quantum mechanics into a tangible prototype.

EPSRC, RCA DESIGN INTERACTIONS, NESTA
4 MIN. READ

YELLOW CHAIR STORIES

Yellow Chair Stories was an experiment in service design, demonstrating how identity and personal space can be affected by interminglings of the physical and the virtual.

5 MIN. READ

SKETCH-A-MOVE

A new way of playing with toy cars, in which the user determines the journey by drawing a path on the car's roof.

Mattel Hotwheels Design Competition, RCA
3 MIN. READ

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