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On things and the internet
design and technical considerations for the ground-up Internet of Things




BarCamp London 6, ...
Just Alex
Canadian

Product & Interaction designer
www.designswarm.com

Founded Tinker.it! in 2007 with Massimo Banzi, co-...
My head at the moment
DIY tools and mentality

Open source hardware & software

Home automation & Smart homes

Economic do...
Internet of things
1990 - Networked Coke machine - Xerox park
1998 - Hyper Text Coffee Pot Control Protocol - The Internet...
Diagram 1


        My city


        My people


        My home

        My stuff


        Me
Diagram 2

                  Internet



 Data gathering              Simplification
 Notifications    Device     Notifica...
Top down
Internet enabled
Will everything have a socket?
Homes aren’t made to be smart
Mark Cowper - Ethelburga Tower: At home in a high-rise
Bottom up
Aggregation
Programmability?
Building Blocks
It’s all in the hacking
Nicholas O’Leary ‘s Ambient Orb
It’s all in the hacking
Current cost meter hookup to Arduino
It’s all in the hacking
Adrian McEwen’s Twitter to bubble machine
Levels of problem-solving & design
Levels of privacy
Thanks
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mbiddulph/3216759774/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/pxlwhr/3359416525/
http://www.flick...
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  1. 1. On things and the internet design and technical considerations for the ground-up Internet of Things BarCamp London 6, March 29th 2009 Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, CEO & Co-Founder of Tinker.it!
  2. 2. Just Alex Canadian Product & Interaction designer www.designswarm.com Founded Tinker.it! in 2007 with Massimo Banzi, co-founder of the Arduino project. www.tinker.it Somewhere between the creative industries and technology provision: interaction design & physical computing Offices in London & Milan, 10 people, lots of Haribo.
  3. 3. My head at the moment DIY tools and mentality Open source hardware & software Home automation & Smart homes Economic downturn & Product innovation Connected devices & Internet of things Ubicomp & The Creative Industries Ethernet & Internet
  4. 4. Internet of things 1990 - Networked Coke machine - Xerox park 1998 - Hyper Text Coffee Pot Control Protocol - The Internet Society 2001 - Smart fridge concept announced by Tesco 2001 - Orange at home- Smart homes 2005 - Shaping Things - Bruce Sterling 2005 - Arduino is born - Interaction Design Institute Ivrea, Italy 2006 - Nabaztag is launched - Violet 2006 - iPod + Nike is launched - Apple 2006 - Everyware - Adam Greenfield 2006 - LIFT - Blogject workshop - Julian Bleecker & Nicolas Nova 2006 - Near field interactions workshop, NordiCHI, Oslo 2007 - Whattson - DIY Kyoto 2007 - iPhone is launched - Apple 2007 - Xbee takes off with Making Things Talk - Tom Igoe 2008 - Pachube is out of alpha 2008 - Arduino Ethernet shield is launched 2008 - Nick O’Leary at IBM gets his Current Cost meter hooked up 2009 - TinkerKit development is announced 2009 - Tom Taylor gets his micro printer to talk Twitter
  5. 5. Diagram 1 My city My people My home My stuff Me
  6. 6. Diagram 2 Internet Data gathering Simplification Notifications Device Notifications World
  7. 7. Top down
  8. 8. Internet enabled Will everything have a socket?
  9. 9. Homes aren’t made to be smart Mark Cowper - Ethelburga Tower: At home in a high-rise
  10. 10. Bottom up
  11. 11. Aggregation
  12. 12. Programmability?
  13. 13. Building Blocks
  14. 14. It’s all in the hacking Nicholas O’Leary ‘s Ambient Orb
  15. 15. It’s all in the hacking Current cost meter hookup to Arduino
  16. 16. It’s all in the hacking Adrian McEwen’s Twitter to bubble machine
  17. 17. Levels of problem-solving & design
  18. 18. Levels of privacy
  19. 19. Thanks http://www.flickr.com/photos/mbiddulph/3216759774/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/pxlwhr/3359416525/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/blackbeltjones/3365682994/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/7842842@N04/2208672672 http://www.flickr.com/photos/knolleary/3057363366/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/pixelfrenzy/2904093349/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/nuttyxander/3206466676/ Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, CEO & Co-Founder of Tinker.it! www.tinker.it // alex@tinker.it
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