Jacob Jelen



CUE Sense 


enabling people WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENT to engage in non-verbal communication.




a personal wellbeing assistant that keeps an eye on your physical and mental health.





Presented at​



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. 







Presented at

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Plant-in City 


Semi-autonomous system for urban growing


An interactive installation about fetishes and sexual obsessions. It invites the audience to explore sexual fantasies, perversions and fetishes. Moving through the landscape of human bodies you will discover unusual places and encounter people who found their satisfaction in them. Listen and they will share their stories.











Commissioned by:

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IDEO Fanboy 


Fanboy is always up for a party. He lives in IDEO's London office and keeps checking their Google calendar for birthdays and other things worth celebrating to remind everyone when IT'S TIME TO PARTY!

Built during my 2-week residency at 

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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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