Making not designing the internet of things

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Talk given at Product Tank on November 20th 2013. …

Talk given at Product Tank on November 20th 2013.
http://www.meetup.com/ProductTank/events/149274162/

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  • 1. Making, not designing the internet of things. @iotwatch designswarm.com goodnightlamp.com
  • 2. Interaction Design Institute Ivrea 2004-2006 Tinker London 2007-2010 Good Night Lamp March 2012
  • 3. What is #iot? When we embed connectivity in everyday objects. What happens when those objects are designed with an understanding of the affordances of the web.
  • 4. Good Night Lamp www.goodnightlamp.com
  • 5. Back in 2002 Technology goes here
  • 6. In 2004 vs
  • 7. In 2013 Invention Design Making
  • 8. Invention Idea > drawing > patent
  • 9. Design idea > mockup*> protect> promote > sell > manufacture > distribute *non-functional
  • 10. Design.
  • 11. Who are makers? Computer Scientists with an interest in products. too rarely Product designers with an interest in computer science.
  • 12. Who are makers? People who understand the internet as a tool. too often People who understand the internet as a window display.
  • 13. Making tools. Make magazine Arduino Sparkfun / LadyAda Wired TechShops FabLab Hackspaces RaspberryPi
  • 14. Makers & IOT Arduino Nike + Sparkfun Foundry Group Wired Kickstarter Springboard, Haxl8r, TSB TechStars /RGA
  • 15. Making Idea > prototype* > promote > fund> manufacture > distribute *minimum viable functionality
  • 16. Making.
  • 17. An open process. The most valuable ideas are developed through experimentation.
  • 18. Plants. Botanicalls. 2007, ITP
  • 19. Plants. EasyBloom Moistly Parrot Koubachi Plantlink
  • 20. Wifi-connected lightbulbs. When Phillips launched Hue, there were 6 wificonnected blubs projects on Kickstarter.
  • 21. To do Design should be an open & flexible process of learning. Design should be collaborative by default.
  • 22. The difference? The value is in the doing, not the idea. The fact that you can design for other people.
  • 23. Designing for real problems.
  • 24. @KevinAshton @adamgreenfield @davidsrose @xively @bergcloud @bruces @postscapes @robvank
  • 25. Thanks! @iotwatch designswarm.com goodnightlamp.com