On things and the internet

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Talk for Bar Camp London 6 on the internet of things and ideas around the topic of home-automation from the ground up.

Talk for Bar Camp London 6 on the internet of things and ideas around the topic of home-automation from the ground up.

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  • 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. 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. 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. 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. Diagram 1 My city My people My home My stuff Me
  • 6. Diagram 2 Internet Data gathering Simplification Notifications Device Notifications World
  • 7. Top down
  • 8. Internet enabled Will everything have a socket?
  • 9. Homes aren’t made to be smart Mark Cowper - Ethelburga Tower: At home in a high-rise
  • 10. Bottom up
  • 11. Aggregation
  • 12. Programmability?
  • 13. Building Blocks
  • 14. It’s all in the hacking Nicholas O’Leary ‘s Ambient Orb
  • 15. It’s all in the hacking Current cost meter hookup to Arduino
  • 16. It’s all in the hacking Adrian McEwen’s Twitter to bubble machine
  • 17. Levels of problem-solving & design
  • 18. Levels of privacy
  • 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