Physical Web Masterclass

We are seeking applicants for a two-day masterclass to be held at Swansea University, UK in September 2016. The event will be led by Scott Jenson, who is currently working at Google in Mountain View.

Scott leads on product strategy for the Physical Web, and in the Masterclass attendees will be introduced to the concepts and technologies behind this platform. There will also be opportunities for interactive teamwork and prototyping. The event will be intense and fun, with a chance to network with early-career researchers and practitioners from across the UK.

Scott Jenson

Scott Jenson has been doing user interface design and strategic planning for over 25 years. He worked at Apple on System 7, Newton, and the Apple Human Interface guidelines. He was the director of Symbian’s DesignLab, VP of product design for Cognita, a manager of mobile UX for Google for 5 years, and a creative director at frog design in San Francisco. Scott returned to Google working on the Chrome team in November 2013 to work on the Physical Web.

Masterclass details

Location: Swansea, UK

Activities: See schedule, below

Date: 13th & 14th September 2016

Attending: The masterclass is by invitation and limited in numbers; we want to ensure a great balance of different perspectives. Please register your interest if you would like to take part. Places will be confirmed in mid August 2016.

We are seeking people who work on digital innovation/implementation projects (from a range of disciplines - e.g., computing, design, social science, policy work, health and social care, and so on).

Our focus is on "early career" people and organisations (e.g., team members in their first post; post-doctoral researchers in universities; start-up innovators).

The masterclass is free to attend, and will include all refreshments during the two days of the event. Hotel accommodation will be provided for attendees, but you will need to fund your own travel and other costs.

The event is organised by the CHERISH Digital Economy Centre.

Schedule — 13th & 14th September 2016

Day 1 Activity Day 2 Activity
08:30 Registration and coffee 09:00 Coffee available
10:00 Introduction to the Physical Web 09:30 Morning warmup reflection
11:00 Brainstorming and prototyping basic scenarios 10:00 Prototype workshop: take the scenarios from yesterday and start building them!
13:00 Lunch 13:00 Lunch
14:00 What is WebBluetooth? 14:30 Prototype workshop, continued
16:00 Revisiting your scenarios 15:30 Wrap-up, reflect, what's next?
17:00 End of day 1 – return to hotels 16:00 Depart
19:00 Masterclass Dinner