Strategic & Collaborative Design Fictions



Experiments targetted at making working at home more productive

Kettle knows when you've worked too hard and when your productivity is getting low. So it turns itself on. Because you work better after a good cup of tea.

The Kettle experiment tracks the web browsers you are navigating, and when it sees many of the flagged " FB, Youtube, etc.." it sets the lever of the kettle off. Kettle then signals that the water has boiled so you can enjoy a cup of tea. 

This project was done with an Arduino, an Xbee, a battery pack and a switch. The kettle becomes a part of the internet of things,, another household item looking after you.

Iconic history is a Chrome extension that visualizes your browser history as a favicon stack. It creates a favicon for each url visited, and compiles all icons into a huge sequence based on access time.

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