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Chris Speed, Edinburgh College of Art

PRESENTED ON OCT 25, 2018
IN GLASGOW @ VOL 35

Chris Speed is Chair of Design Informatics at the University of Edinburgh where he collaborates with a wide variety of partners to explore how design provides methods to adapt, and create products and services with a networked society. He is especially favours trangressive design interventions, to help identify and promote the values we care about most, including the design for the blockchain, an application for sham marriages, and an SMS platform for shoplifting. Chris is co-editor of the journal Ubiquity and co-directs the Design Informatics Research Centre that is home to a combination of researchers working across the fields of interaction design, temporal design, anthropology, software engineering and digital architecture, as well as the PhD, MA/MFA and MSc and Advanced MSc programmes.

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Edinburgh Tool Library

BY CHRIS HELLAWELL
@ VOL 31 ON APR 20, 2017

Chris Hellawell is the Founder of the Edinburgh Tool Library, the first charity tool lending library in the UK. 

He has worked for a variety of charities both home and abroad, in particular addressing unemployment in disadvantaged groups. It was on visiting one of his old haunts in Toronto when he came across the concept if a tool library. He decided to introduce the idea to the UK, with an added element of employability training for young unemployed people. The Edinburgh Tool Library opened on March the 7th 2015, bringing together the idea of sharing as a way to enrich lives, save money, and reduce consumption, with the social goal of giving young people self belief and a route into the work. 

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Automation and Employment

BY CHITRANSHI KHANDALKAR
@ VOL 10 ON JUL 28, 2018

Chitranshi Khandalkar, mechanical engineering student, handles the issue of increasing automation all around and its impending impact on the employment and employability.

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Allan Young, Scottish Green Party Cllr

BY ALLAN YOUNG
@ VOL 35 ON OCT 25, 2018

Allan Young is a Green Party councillor for Govan. He is the Glasgow Greens spokesperson on the economy and workforce and sits on the City Administration Committee. Allan’s background is in campaigning, policy and research around a range of issues including human rights, refugees and antipoverty work. He lives in Ibrox with his wife Rachael and his two cats.

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Still Not Quite Studio

BY STILL NOT QUITE STUDIO
@ VOL 35 ON OCT 25, 2018

Still Not Quite is a fictional online marketplace for objects and ideas from plausible futures. SNQ team believes that the design of the future of objects and services should be as democratic as possible and aims to open the possibility to explore the future to a larger public. To do this Still Not Quite aims to collaborate with communities, organisations and institutions and explore future issues close to their area of expertise. Their research is made public via a fictional online department store, where it is possible to browse through products from different futures they collaboratively explored.

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Sophia Grant, Skills Development Scotland

BY SOPHIA GRANT
@ VOL 35 ON OCT 25, 2018

Over the last two years Sophia Grant has been working in the Service Design and Innovation Directorate at Skills Development Scotland to define the skills that Scotland’s people will need to thrive in the fourth industrial revolution, and to consider how these skills will be embedded in SDS’s apprenticeship qualifications. Before arriving in Scotland, Sophia worked for the New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs where she applied human-centred design to transform public services relating to passports, citizenship and births, deaths and marriages.

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Brian Weaver, Impact Hub Inverness

BY BRIAN WEAVER
@ VOL 35 ON OCT 25, 2018

Brian Weaver’s previous paid employment includes drug sales, money lender, and cowboy. In his fifties he managed the Business Starts programme for Highlands and Islands Enterprise, and in his sixties he fronted HISEZ, which gives business advice to social enterprises, while managing to be a profitable, not-for-profit business in its own right. Impact Hub Inverness continues the work of HISEZ, but also provides a small co-working space with 100 partners world-wide. Brian didn’t predict the fax, the computer or the mobile phone, and doesn’t have a clue about what will come next.

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Oscar McKay

BY OSCAR MCKAY
@ VOL 35 ON OCT 25, 2018

Oscar McKay is a recent graduate of GSA’s product design course and fascinated in speculating on what’s going to come next. In his dissertation, he explored how life will be for casual workers in the future. His Pecha Kucha will focus on the social change required for a better future relationship to un-employment.

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Cleo Goodman, Citizen's Basic Income Network Scotland

BY CLEO GOODMAN
@ VOL 35 ON OCT 25, 2018

Citizen’s Basic Income Network Scotland are a charity supporting the Basic Income movement in Scotland. We work with a network of Basic Income advocates - providing training and a platform for discussion. We lend our expertise to government and share the stories of people who would benefit from a Basic Income.

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GIGLY

BY JOHN MCHUGH
@ VOL 35 ON OCT 25, 2018

John McHhugh introduces and talks about his business Gigly. As well as the issues of automation in the workplace of the future and his ideas on handling them through technology.