Jacob Jelen

CUE Sense 


Wearable enabling people with visually impaired to engage in

non-verbal communication. Cue Sense translates facial expressions into musical sounds that do not interfere with your conversation. 



Myrra is a personal wellbeing assistant that keeps an eye on your physical and mental health. It uses its conversational skills and superhuman observation abilities to get to know you and be able to tell when something is a bit off. Over time, it gets to know you and recognises patterns you might have missed yourself. It helps you identify your struggles and aspirations and helps you improve your habits for a happier and healthier life.



A platform that brings transparency and objectivity to the world of online media. Unfold combines data analysis algorithms, natural language processing and fact-checking on a large number of articles to map the current media landscape. That enables a much better evaluation of the quality of any given piece of content online. 

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Plant-in City 

Semi-autonomous system for urban growing


Interactive installation about fetishes and sexual obsessions

IDEO Fanboy 

IOT office companion that never forgets it's your birthday

Animation & Video showreel


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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