The world of the Internet of Things is a relatively new design space. It offers companies, consumers, designers, and the general public with many opportunities, but also surfaces many ambiguities and challenges. In collaboration with four professional design studios, we drafted the IoT Manifesto. It is a code of conduct consisting of the 10 principles of responsible and ethical design for the Internet of Things.

The manifesto is currently being introduced and discussed in workshops with other design professionals and thought leaders within the realm of the IoT. These workshops bring to light the challenges and best practices of each of the principles. The manifesto is also currently being used by design companies to guide their development processes and in discussions with clients.

You can find the manifesto at: iotmanifesto.orgContact us at for more information.

Holly Robbins

Outreach / Activity


  • Upcoming: ThingsCon Amsterdam 2015
  • ThingsCon Berlin 2015, Meetups (Antwerp, Amsterdam), nerdnite Amsterdam, Next Hamburg,


  • Vanhemert, Kyle. “When Homes Become Connected Designers Will Save Us”. Wired Magazine. June 16, 2015.


  • Creative Industry Fund NL