Jacob Jelen

CUE Glasses
CUE Sense 

Enabling the visually impaired to engage in non-verbal communication

Myrra

Personal wellbeing advisor embodied as a smart bathroom mirror

Bananest 

Biomaterial made of banana peels

Plant-in City 

Semi-autonomous system for urban growing

UNFOLD

Platform putting context, transparency and good journalistic standards back to news and media

Verdelise 

Repurposing food waste streams from the mining industry to benefit local agriculture.

Anamnesis 

Interactive installation about fetishes and sexual obsessions

IDEO Fanboy 

IOT office companion that never forgets it's your birthday

The Guitar Project 

Built-in effects and ways of controlling them 

INKEY 

Interactive electro-mechanical music machine

Buttonless Radio 

Product concept

Animation & Video showreel 2012-2014

Hi! I'm Jacob

Technosy Designerd, Futurescuer & Enviromancer

I see technology as the great enabler. The wheel. The fire. But design is what decides how it touches our lives. I step into other people’s shoes, into minds of machines and I immerse myself in complex systems. I think about what should be done and how to do it. I think about what could be done and ask whether it should. I try, test, fail, learn and try again. 

 

I have co-founded CUE Sense to use technology to help visually impaired people socialise and have helped design products and services for Nike, Google and Ikea. My work was exhibited in the Science Museum, Design Museum, V&A and a number of festivals. 

 

Previously worked at AKQA, Takram, Med44, Hirsch&Mann etc.

MA/MSc Innovation Design Engineering 

Royal College of Art & Imperial College, and 

 

BA Interaction Design Arts

London College of Communication.

 

Full CV here!

 

Hit me up at jacobjelen@gmail.com or on social nets. 

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