Design & the internet of things

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Presentation given at WoodsBagot on August 16th 2013.

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Design & the internet of things

  1. Soft,  not  slow.     Defining a design process for the internet of things Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino @iotwatch alex@designswarm.com
  2. Tinker London 2007-2010 Homesense project Autumn 2011 First UK distributor of the Arduino R&D projects for BT, BBC, Nokia, BFI, Arup… Bottom-up smart homes Now part of MoMa’s permanent collection IDII 2004-2006
  3. Good Night Lamp March 2012
  4. #iot     The internet of things can be loosely defined as: 1. what happens when we embed connectivity in everyday objects. 2. what happens when those objects are designed with an understanding of the affordances of the web.
  5. the  shape  of  the  conversation   Hardware (open/closed) Connectivity (wifi, zigbee/radio, GSM) Battery life Standards Privacy Security What things?
  6. What things? Smart cities Smart cars Home automation Products  as  part  of  an  ecology.  
  7. 3  approaches.   1. Design to extend. 2. Design to comfort. 3. Design to disrupt.
  8. Your product extends the capabilities of an existing device. It’s tethered to a screen. If connectivity is lost, the object becomes unusable because its control interface is inaccessible. Non-objects, more like accessories. Design  to  extend.  
  9. Nike +
  10. Green Goose
  11. CubeSensors
  12. Olly & Molly
  13. Piggy-back on an existing product and augment it with connectivity. Technology is invisible so everything looks normal. This is Big Brother territory. You may be redefining a user’s assumptions about a product. Design  to  comfort   (or  trouble).  
  14. Ambiant Umbrella
  15. Calypso Key
  16. Develop a design language that is unique to users’ interaction with a new technology. Developing a new visual language consumers. Develop a new space in retail. Design  to  disrupt.  
  17. Google Glass
  18. Nabaztag
  19. Fitbit
  20. Good Night Lamp
  21. BleepBleeps
  22. Little Printer
  23. Uncanny  valley  of  products.   gadget object iot
  24. An #iot pop-up shop August 2013-Christmas In collaboration with
  25. Cyprus   Mallorca   China   Cyprus  
  26. Cyprus  
  27. Thanks.     @iotwatch @GNLteam @CFretail Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino alex@designswarm.com

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