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CUE SENSE - Helping people
with sight-loss engage in non-verbal communication
MYRRA - Personal wellbeing assistant that keeps an eye on your health
IDEO FANBOY - IOT office
companion that never forgets your birthday
ANAMNESIS - Interactive installation about sexual fetishes and quirks
UNFOLD - News platform that brings the objectivity and transparency to online media
Creative technologist & Designer
Phone: +44 (0) 7936 274 796
Arborea.io Innovation Lead (2018 - present)
CUE Sense | Co-Founder, R&D (2017 - 2018)
AKQA | Rapid Innovation Unit (2016)
Med44 | R&D, Rapid Prototyping (2015)
IDEO | Designer in Residency (2015)
Hirsch&Mann | Design Internship (2014)
Jacob's favourite part of the creative process
My favourite part of each project is learning something from it. In fact, the entire creative process is
a process of leaning for me. Understanding the challenge and the needs of the people involved, being able to surprise myself with new ideas, understanding and applying technology in an original way are all part of the magic for me. And when I put something out there and see how people receive it, that is
the most important lesson.
Technology that has made a big impact on Jacob
Blockchain! Following this space gives me a lot of hope for fairness of the global economy and governance in the future. I am expecting an internet-sized revolution in the next 5-10 years and it is impossible to foresee all it will bring. However today I am already using a couple of pretty good decentralised apps and platforms as an alternative to a bank.
Like it or not, many tech startups profit from human laziness, fear and stupidity. Jacob Jelen is working with the top tech companies to change that and help people reach their full potential, be smart, ambitious and ultimately live a better life. From tools to better understand the world outside and make more rational decisions, to things that help you better understand your own complicated mind and work with it...