The Nordic Digital Promise: Four Theses on a Hyperconnected Society

The Nordic Digital Promise is a publication that creates a vision for a hyperconnected utopia by building on Nordic strengths: trust, efficiency, equality and respect. It presents four theses on hyperconnected society related to future of R&D funding, platform economy, corporations and value creation. The Nordic promise of a hyperconnected society In a hyperconnected society, human beings, machines, and their surroundings are connected by trillions of tiny sensors. You may have heard about this fast-developing phenomenon under a different name, such as the Internet of Things, Connected Devices or Programmable […]

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Academic Publications

    Title of Publication Authors Type Forum  JUFO  The Geography of Pokémon GO: Beneficial and Problematic Effects on Places and Movement Ashley Colley, Jacob Thebault-Spieker, Allen Yilun Lin, Donald Degraen, Benjamin Fischman, Jonna Häkkilä, Kate Kuehl, Valentina Nisi, Nuno Jardim Nunes, Nina Wenig, Dirk Wenig, Brent Hecht, Johannes Schöning Conference CHI’17  2 BreathScreen – Design and Evaluation of an Ephemeral UI Ismo Alakärppä, Elisa Jaakkola, Ashley Colley, Jonna Häkkilä Conference CHI’17  2 Comparing Thermal and Haptic Feedback Mechanisms for Game Controllers Markus Löchtefeld, Tuomas Lappalainen, Jani Väyrynen, Ashley Colley, […]

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Towards digital paradise: Developing four business cases of hyperconnected technologies

The hyperconnected technologies change the way to do business. The future business is all about recognising the best new ways to create efficiency through better use of technology and data. The joint effects of digitalisation, new sensor technologies, machine learning, robotics, printable electronics, and the ability to gather vast amounts of data and often use it in real-time alter the way businesses create and capture value now and in the future. This briefing paper firstly ​describes four business cases of hyperconnected technologies that have been co-created together with companies and […]

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How does hyperconnectivity change the way your company creates value?

Hyperconnected business is a personalized report for companies to be used to design new resource efficient business models based on six identified value creation models that Hyperconnectivity allows and their related development steps. Access the report here! The current global development is increasing interdependency in the economy, with digitalization and the Internet being the main drivers towards a Hyperconnected World, defined by increasing digital interconnections of people and things – anytime and anywhere. From the perspective of organizations, business is not the same as it used to be. Changes that have […]

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On the Road to Digital Paradise

This Booklet covers the Naked Approach project philosophy and focuses especially on the user & design perspectives. It illustrates the conceptual design principles and presents the practical NOTBAD Toolbox that has been developed in the Naked Approach project.

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Briefing: Succesful Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Digitalisation is no longer about computers; people and physical things are becoming hyperconnected with cheap, abundant sensors resulting in the merging of digital and physical realities. To meet these challenges, Nordic societies look for new ways to prosper in the era of hyperconnectivity while upholding the traditional Nordic values of trust, equality and human-centrism. A crucial question is how Nordic companies and startups can compete with these values on the global markets. Demos Helsinki wanted to uncover what is required for a successful Nordic hyperconnected business ecosystem to emerge. Assigned […]

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The Future as Told Through the Garden and the Streets -Scenario Publication

THERE ARE FOUR THINGS that everyone needs to understand. Not tomorrow, not next week, not next year, not next decade. Today. ONE: The hyperconnected planet is already happening. TWO: Eventually, the technologies presented in this publication will become part of our environment and daily lives. THREE: It will inevitably change our relationship to the physical world and our relationships with other people, affecting communities, societies, and economies. FOUR: It enables new opportunities for a good life within the planetary boundaries. The scenario report investigates 5 most important tensions in the […]

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