Amsterdam, November 7, 2014. Info.nl was the kind host of a ThingsCon gathering. A day filled with workshops and interesting presentations about the Internet of Things. I was present at a workshop about teaching a new field where we discussed new methodologies in the field of educating students new ways to deal with designing objects and thinking about their function with respect to the environment they are in. Even personifying objects can be used to better understand their primary and secundary functions. I am looking forward to a follow-up.