Inspirational Quotes from Jan Chipchase

I find buying a bicycle is a great way to stay in touch with people.

Jan Chipchase

Tokyo – still – offers the most tightly integrated infrastructure, where smooth, technology-driven experiences take place when engaging in everyday actions, such as verifying personal identity, paying for goods, and buying tickets.

Jan Chipchase

It will be interesting to see if Seoul’s urban vocabulary of numerous, ever-present interactive screens will translate to other cities such as Beijing, London, and New York. It will also be intriguing to see if smaller cities and towns adopt aspects of Seoul’s screen culture throughout Asia, Europe, and North America.

Jan Chipchase

Cultural comparisons are good because they can tell you about what’s similar, but also sometimes they make it easier to see obvious differences.

Jan Chipchase

Facial recognition software is already quite accurate in measuring unchanging and unique ratios between facial features that identify you as you. It’s like a fingerprint.

Jan Chipchase

What do you think is the world’s most recognisable container of information? It’s the human face. We are constantly reading each other and responding.

Jan Chipchase

China in particular is an absolutely fascinating place to be. Culturally and politically and economically it’s becoming more and more relevant. If you look at how China is perceived in different parts of the world, you can recognize it’s very dynamic. It’s also challenging what it thinks of itself.

Jan Chipchase

I spend a lot of my time looking into people’s bags and handbags – with their permission, of course.

Jan Chipchase

From my time at Nokia, I’ve seen the 99% positive and occasionally negative impact that communication tools can have on people.

Jan Chipchase

I specialise in taking teams of designers, psychologists, usability experts, sociologists and ethnographers into the field. It’s called ‘corporate anthropology,’ but personally I’m more comfortable with ‘design research,’ because I’m not an anthropologist by training.

Jan Chipchase

At Nokia, we have an internal market for ideas. There could be someone in Nokia who wants research, and they will come to us.

Jan Chipchase

China is not a country, it’s a continent. India is not a country, it’s a continent.

Jan Chipchase

China has a bigger middle class than the entire population of Europe.

Jan Chipchase

There is close to zero trust in institutions in Afghanistan. The mobile carriers have more trust than the banks.

Jan Chipchase

There’s a whole load of stuff in life that is worth documenting. You see it every day but don’t even notice.

Jan Chipchase

The mobile phone is used from when you get up in the morning and is often the last thing you interact with at night.

Jan Chipchase

There are certain cities around the world where it’s possible to learn about tomorrow’s technology as it’s being developed today.

Jan Chipchase

As touch-screens have become more popular, they have retrained how we interact with images we see on many surfaces.

Jan Chipchase

The ability to identify someone at a moment’s notice by snapping a photo of him or her, to trigger an immediate influx of data about the person behind the face, will forever change the world.

Jan Chipchase

Even if you don’t state your ethnic background anywhere on LinkedIn or whether you are married with children, a scan of your photos and other people’s photos featuring you will make it far easier to deduce.

Jan Chipchase

The distance between who you are and who you might be is closing.

Jan Chipchase

Many retail stores have consumer trackers that study how long your eyes linger on one product, whether you follow it through by touch, and things that you buy. You can redesign things on a shelf, all by tracking such information.

Jan Chipchase

Technology, we find, amplifies behaviours. If you want to be anti-social, technology allows you to be. And vice versa.

Jan Chipchase