But It’s My Home‽
Designing Connected Products
I - Electricity
My first job at Uni
“Sure. Let me tell you all
about electricity.”
“I have no idea
how much I use…”
About at the same time…
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“Prosumer?”
Not exactly what the consultants meant…
“The Read-Write Web”
— Tim O’Reilly
“The Read-Write Grid”
— Tom Raftery
What happens if we think
electricity with web principles?
“But how do I find out how
much I use?”
We thought this is the
Golden Age…
“1 in 5 people don’t know what kWh
(kilowatt hour) stands for—some
thought it was a make of Japanese
car, a type of heavy ...
“Most consumers interact with their [energy]
provider an average of just nine minutes per
year. These interactions are gen...
II - What Network?
1.5 GFLOPS
1.5 GFLOPS
“The WWW project was started to allow high energy
physicists to share data, news, and documentation.”
In short, to create a better document access system.
X10 Powerhouse for C64, 1986
Thanks to @clurr for finding this nugget.
“Communications tools
don't get socially
interesting until they get
technologically boring.”
— Clay Shirky
“Communications tools
don't get socially
interesting until they get
technologically boring.”
— Clay Shirky

Anything,
real...
“Boil your kettle with
your smart phone,
anywhere in your
home.”
courtesy of
fuckyeahinternetfridge.tumblr.com
“I sort of regard the network as being like the next
generation of electricity: it will end up hitting all products
sooner...
III - Forget Platforms
(this is me, starting to rant)
“We'd like to think of your
entire home as an accessory,
or better yet as a network of
accessories, and think of
Android a...
”Users could manage
their deployment.”
Everybody is building platforms,
in the expectation that once they’re there,
developers and designers will build for it.
A platform is only that if it is used.
IV - So?
“Sculpting with Data”
— Boris Anthony
“Communications tools
don't get socially
interesting until they get
technologically boring.”
— Clay Shirky
V - Other assorted issues
Questions?
Martin Spindler
!

Co-Founder & Managing Director
Internet of People Limited
http://internetofpeople.eu
!
!

Strategy Cons...
Martin Spindler
!

Co-Founder & Managing Director
Internet of People Limited
http://internetofpeople.eu
!
!

Strategy Cons...
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  1. 1. But It’s My Home‽ Designing Connected Products
  2. 2. I - Electricity
  3. 3. My first job at Uni
  4. 4. “Sure. Let me tell you all about electricity.”
  5. 5. “I have no idea how much I use…”
  6. 6. About at the same time…
  7. 7. .0 2 b e W er d s U te ra e n t e n G te n o C r e P m su ro
  8. 8. “Prosumer?”
  9. 9. Not exactly what the consultants meant…
  10. 10. “The Read-Write Web” — Tim O’Reilly
  11. 11. “The Read-Write Grid” — Tom Raftery
  12. 12. What happens if we think electricity with web principles?
  13. 13. “But how do I find out how much I use?”
  14. 14. We thought this is the Golden Age…
  15. 15. “1 in 5 people don’t know what kWh (kilowatt hour) stands for—some thought it was a make of Japanese car, a type of heavy goods vehicle or even a boy band.” — E.On UK survey
  16. 16. “Most consumers interact with their [energy] provider an average of just nine minutes per year. These interactions are generally neutral or negative—typically pertaining to billing, credit or supply issues.” — Daniel Yates, OPower
  17. 17. II - What Network?
  18. 18. 1.5 GFLOPS
  19. 19. 1.5 GFLOPS
  20. 20. “The WWW project was started to allow high energy physicists to share data, news, and documentation.”
  21. 21. In short, to create a better document access system.
  22. 22. X10 Powerhouse for C64, 1986 Thanks to @clurr for finding this nugget.
  23. 23. “Communications tools don't get socially interesting until they get technologically boring.” — Clay Shirky
  24. 24. “Communications tools don't get socially interesting until they get technologically boring.” — Clay Shirky Anything, really…
  25. 25. “Boil your kettle with your smart phone, anywhere in your home.”
  26. 26. courtesy of fuckyeahinternetfridge.tumblr.com
  27. 27. “I sort of regard the network as being like the next generation of electricity: it will end up hitting all products sooner or later. But we won’t really think about them as being “networked products,” in the way we don’t think about things as ‘electrical products.‘” — Matt Webb, BERG
  28. 28. III - Forget Platforms
  29. 29. (this is me, starting to rant)
  30. 30. “We'd like to think of your entire home as an accessory, or better yet as a network of accessories, and think of Android as the operating system for your home.”
  31. 31. ”Users could manage their deployment.”
  32. 32. Everybody is building platforms, in the expectation that once they’re there, developers and designers will build for it.
  33. 33. A platform is only that if it is used.
  34. 34. IV - So?
  35. 35. “Sculpting with Data” — Boris Anthony
  36. 36. “Communications tools don't get socially interesting until they get technologically boring.” — Clay Shirky
  37. 37. V - Other assorted issues
  38. 38. Questions?
  39. 39. Martin Spindler ! Co-Founder & Managing Director Internet of People Limited http://internetofpeople.eu ! ! Strategy Consultant Internet of Things | Smart Energy ! http://martinspindler.net hello@martinspindler.net twitter.com/mjays
  40. 40. Martin Spindler ! Co-Founder & Managing Director Internet of People Limited http://internetofpeople.eu ! ! Strategy Consultant Internet of Things | Smart Energy ! http://martinspindler.net hello@martinspindler.net twitter.com/mjays

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