Personal and Ubiquitous Computing

, Volume 11, Issue 5, pp 335–337 | Cite as

Bringing emotion and physicality to domestic ICTs: interview with Steven Kyffin

  • Frank Vetere
  • Frank Feltham
Original Article

Steven Kyffin is senior director of Design Research and Innovation at Philips. He is currently a member of the Philips Design Leadership Group, he heads Philips Design’s European Commission Research Relations program and is a member of the coordinating group for Convivio. Steven Kyffin was Director of the Industrial Design Master’s program at the Royal College of Art (RCA) London and is a visiting professor at Technical University of Eindhoven (TU/e), University of Northumbria, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Southern Yangtze University. In this interview Steven Kyffin explores insights and challenges about designing domestic Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).

You were involved in the creation of POGO, a creative toy for constructing digital narratives [4], and living memory (LiMe), a collection of devices for supporting local communities [3]. Both devices captured a sense of play and connection with environment and community. What can be learnt from POGO and LiMe...


LiMe Social Cohesion Asperger Syndrome Digital Content Pervasive Computing 
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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Information SystemsUniversity of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.School of Architecture and DesignRMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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