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Behavioural objects in the home: laying the foundations

Home robots The most well-known animated objects are automata and their successors, robots. Over the last twenty years, robotics has begun to invade our daily lives through new “service robots”. Within the home, you find robots for remote working, domestic robots (vacuum cleaners and mowers) and security robots. While numerous claims about companion robots were […]

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Designing self-trackers: from measurement to behaviour changes

Self-tracking through technical artefacts (notebooks, scales etc.) is a very old practise that is experiencing unprecedented growth with the proliferation of digital devices – connected watches or bracelets, applications for measuring physical activity, sleep etc. This growth of the self-tracker market can be seen as a more overarching phenomenon in the “well-being” sector, in which […]

Digital culture  /  Article

The chipset industry has reached boiling point

After years of intensive use, we sometimes take for granted everything our smartphone can do for us on a daily basis. Let us go deeper to learn, and understand, how this application and software engineering is driven. The answer is contained in a miniature component—with an area of less than 100 mm²—hidden behind the screen: […]

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Additive manufacturing is making its mark

Buildings erected in just a few days Concrete 3D printing is starting to emerge in the construction industry, with projects relying on this technology having proliferated over the last few years. 3D-printed social housing was thus inaugurated in Nantes in 2018. It is a 95 m2 house comprising 5 rooms and a set of complex architectural […]

Internet of things  /  Article

Fairphone 3 and Livebox 5: more “responsible” devices

Orange has been pursuing an eco-friendly, pro-circular economy approach for a long time due to its awareness of the digital industry’s environmental impact. It showed its commitment to being eco-friendly with the Fairphone 3, a smartphone with detachable parts that comes with a screwdriver. Julien Giner, a Project Manager at Orange, explained this unique quality […]

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Interfaces that are more and more intuitive: joint interview with James Auger and Albert Moukheiber

James Auger, a designer, and Albert Moukheiber, a neuroscience researcher, discuss the integration of cognitive biases into the development of technological interfaces (devices, voice assistants, connected objects...) and advocate for digital education.

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“Maisonas” to prepare the home of the future

Orange has established six archetypes of homes, dwellings, and occupants, "the maisonas", so as to better configure the smart home of the future.

Internet of things  /  Article

Modules featuring in-built cellular connectivity are going to revolutionise the Internet of Things

An IoT market divided between cellular and non-cellular technologies The connected objects market and the entire IoT ecosystem is currently divided between long-range technologies and non-cellular short-range technologies. Short-range technologies such as WiFi, Bluetooth, Zigbee and Z-Wave are all available to manufacturers and currently equip a large number of the connected objects on the market. […]

S’inspirer du génie de la nature pour innover Digital culture  /  Article

Innovation inspired by nature’s genius

Biomimicry offers tangible opportunities for the future, and is the act of using nature-inspired solutions to solve human challenges posed by societies, whilst reducing material and energy consumption. France is already committed to making energy and environment transitions, and is showing increasing interest in this multidisciplinary approach. For the second year in a row, it […]

Internet of things  /  Article

Meaningful interfaces

What will the interfaces of the future look like? A question that the daily paper already answers and where users have to appeal to their senses. One thing is certain: they will not (or anymore) look like a remote control or a controller. A little over a year ago, the New York Company Ray released […]

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Inside the Black Boxes by Fabien Zocco

Can you present your background and your approach? I am a plastic artist. I studied in Poitiers where obtained a degree in history as well as Fine Arts. That is where my passion for digital art began. I was interested in the relationship between technology and language, an approach I developed in a post-diploma course […]

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Aleksandra Guerraz discusses transcripts

“We may not necessarily notice it, but automatic processing of natural language is present almost everywhere to some extent: in spell checkers, in automatic translators, in search engines, in online chat agents…”  Of Polish origin, Aleksandra Guerraz arrived in Paris in 2000 to take a degree in Language Sciences.  She quickly became interested in the […]