The internet of things is surrounding us. We are wearing fitness bands around our wrists, have scales in our bathroom connected to our smartphones and a smoke detector to send us a notification in case of fire.
How can we integrate this new generation of connected products into existing or new services? How can we incorporate them into services ranging from the smart home to smart car to smart city?
This special edition of Service Design Drinks took place at Fab Lab Berlin and invited service designer, service innovators, makers and entrepreneurs to discuss the application and integration of connected things into future services. Three speakers from renown companies gave short input talks, followed by an interactive session and time for further exchange. The guest speakers were:
• Hannes Jentsch, Independent Design Consultant
• Thomas Schörner, Design Lead IoT, SAP
• Ricardo Brito, UX & Service Designer, Futurice