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Treffyn

Interaction design for the Internet of Things
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Treffyn Koreshoff

I’m Treffyn, an Interaction Design research student bringing humans back to the centre of ubiquitous technologies.

From trekking through Nepal to launching a successful startup and studying MBA subjects in a walled city in India, I’ve had some wide experiences. These experiences have made me better at approaching problems from different perspectives, and have been focused through the human-centred design skills I’ve learnt in my research masters. The unifying factor underlying everything I do is a passion for human-centred principles. And yes, that is solder under my nails.

Treffyn Koreshoff speaking at Google Developer Day

A future where the very objects and spaces around us are capable of communicating opens up a whole new world of interactions. As designers, we need to very carefully think about the role of people in these new interactions. By placing people at the centre, we can endeavour to understand at which points and in what ways people are involved in this increasingly worldwide and complex conversation. Treffyn's design perspective

  • Treffyn doesn't know what the inside of the box looks like - his thinking is very creative and he likes to push the boundaries of what is possible.
    — Sally Hill, World Economic Forum —
  • Not only is his work ethic top notch, his optimistic energetic attitude makes him terrific to work with.
    Treffyn is a package deal!
    — Nicole Landry, Barbarian Group —
  • Treffyn Koreshoff is talented, thoughtful and achieves brilliant executions often with very few resources.
    — Tim Longhurst, KeyMessage —
  • Treffyn is an independent worker..he is a well rounded individual who was able to engage in higher level design planning conversations, but also translate that into wireframes and prototypes.
    — Nicole Landry, Barbarian Group —
  • He sees the world not just how it is, but as it could be.
    — Tim Longhurst, KeyMessage —
  • @weberdc: I like @treffyn's presentations.His PowerPoint fu is truly impressive #ozchi2013" I second that. but guessing it's Keynote fu :)
    — Martin Tomitsch, University of Sydney —
  • [Treffyn's] diverse skill set is an asset to any project.
    — Sally Hill, World Economic Forum —
  • Treffyn is a futurist with users' experiences/interactions core to his philosophy.
    — Tim Longhurst, KeyMessage —
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Treffyn's Design Perspective


A future where the very objects and spaces around us are capable of communicating opens up a whole new world of interactions. We need to very carefully think about the role of people in these new interactions. By placing people at the centre, we can endeavour to understand at which points and in what ways people are involved in this increasingly worldwide and complex conversation.

Place people at the centre:
Start with why, think of the implications.

Build with, not just for people:
We’re understanding the world together.

The value is in the network:
Machines, like people, are social.

Make beautiful seams:
You’re only one interaction among many.

Followthrough:
Iteration doesn’t stop once it ships.

Diversity:
Diverse teams help build for diverse people.

The internet of things, broadly speaking, is the potential for people, objects and things of all kinds to communicate and share with one another via the Internet. This shift is creating an increasingly complex world, where the ‘experience’ a person has is becoming increasingly hard to limit to any one product, place or time.

There are already more connected devices than people in the world, and that number is increasing everyday - exponentially. This creates both the amazing opportunity for new services using data never before feasible, but it also creates the potential for an increased cognitive overload. In a society where things are built because they can be, placing the people who will use them at the centre is a more radical thought than some people realise.

As a person who has always been drawn towards creating these new devices, I feel a social responsibility and ultimately believe it is the more successful path to start with people. To truly place ourselves as people at the centre of this revolution.

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