Clive van Heerden has recently established VHM Design Futures, a London based partnership with Jack Mama. Before this he was Senior Director of Design-Led Innovation at Philips Design. One of his main responsibilities in this role was leading the Probes program, which consisted of 'far-future' research initiatives that aimed at identifying long-term systemic shifts and anticipating changes in future lifestyles. Examples of Probes projects include Electronic Tattoo, Emotional sensing Dresses and Microbial Home.
James Auger is a partner in the Speculative Design practice Auger-Loizeau whose projects have been published and exhibited internationally, He has worked closely with many scientific and technological research Labs, as a Research Associate at Media Lab Europe(2002-205), with Philips Design, His Phd research is funded by Microsoft Research Labs, Cambridge.