In this session we explore two new developments which aim to do exactly this: 

The first is a new concept in social media which has been pioneered by a 14-organisation European collaboration. Unlike established social media it operates with a peer-to-peer approach and involves novel messaging ideas and a blockchain–based rewards system. Will it compete in the marketplace with the likes of Facebook? Join us and decide for yourself. 

Second, is a sign language education tool from a Korean consortium which operates on the Android TV platform. It specifically aims to assist deaf children who are born to hearing parents, by teaching sign language to the whole family. The app has been on trial with 20 families since Nov 2021. Discover its design principles and how successful the trial has become.  


Regina Bernhaupt, Director User Experience Research - ruwido austria gmbh


Ville Ollikainen, Research Team Leader - VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Kevin (Inkoo) Lee, CEO - EQ4ALL