Chris Livaudais, IDSA | Objects that Talk Back

Objects that Talk Back

Designing connected, always on products, is no longer a future proposition for many industrial designers. How should the design process be adapted for this new reality—when conversations happen between people and things? The answer to this question reveals new responsibilities we must accept and new tools we must master in order to create products that continuously listen and respond to us.

Chris Livaudais, IDSA, shares the development story of the ReST Bed, a revolutionary new mattress that simultaneously monitors and responds to a sleeper’s body in real-time throughout the night. When a mattress can talk back—the meaning of intimacy, data collection and comfort quickly become much more personal than ever before. Livaudais will highlight tools used, challenges faced and insights gained to leave the audience with a clear vision of how to design Objects that Talk Back.