Tim Caynes

Principal Designer


Intelligent Guides: Architecting Systems for Context-Driven Interactions

Imagine an information system that can support pathways driven entirely by current context. Pathways that are directed by human actors, determined by the arrangement of data and the relationships between objects, and dynamically created at the moment of interaction. A system that creates meaning through the application of acquired knowledge. An intelligent guide.

How might we architect systems that supports this free-roaming? How do we think about transient information architectures and containers for experiences that are only defined in the moment?

Considering informations systems and theory, the worlds we create, inhabit and navigate, and a case study looking at commercial application, this session will explore our interactions within those systems, how we manage transience through data and information architectures and how we might effectively design those systems – to create experiences based on the relationship between context and content.

About Tim Caynes

Tim is a principal designer at Foolproof, meaning that he's responsible for the integrity of the thinking behind Foolproof's experience design practice.

He works closely with design, strategy and insight teams, and with business stakeholders and third parties, to create evidence-based designs for global brands such as Sage, Santander, Coke, Apple, Sky, HSBC and Shell. As principal designer, he is focused on understanding user needs and behaviours, contexts of use, and interactions with information systems, to do smart things for good people.