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r The Internet of Things 
What is it, who wants it and are we in a handbasket? 
Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino / @iotwatch 
S...
r 
Rules of play 
I can’t hear you if you scream 
Ask questions! 
Use #RSIOT on Twitter so I can keep track 
of more quest...
r 
Topics 
• What is the Internet of Things? 
• Where does it come from? 
• What does “making” have to do with it? 
• What...
r 
about.me/designswarm 
Interaction Design Institute Ivrea 
Tinker London: tinkerlondon.com 
RIG London: riglondon.com 
N...
r 
What is the Internet of Things? 
A new generation of everyday objects which have 
embedded connectivity and a digital c...
r 
Topics 
• What is the Internet of Things? 
• Where does it come from? 
• What does “making” have to do with it? 
• What...
r 
Human factors & ergonomics… 
“The study of designing equipment and devices 
that fit the body and its cognitive abiliti...
r 
Human Computer Interaction (1983) 
“The study, planning, design & use of interaction 
between people and computers ”
r 
Interaction Design (1988) 
“The practice of designing interactive digital 
products, environments, systems & services”
r 
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, CERN (1989) 
“In practice, it is useful for the system to be aware 
of the generic types of links ...
r 
Trojan Room Coffee Pot (1993-2001) 
The world’s first webcam, using an Acorn 
computer it allowed people across the bui...
r 
Kevin Ashton (2001) 
Kevin Ashton coined the term while at Auto-ID 
Center at MIT meant it in the context of RFID. 
Now...
r 
Early products (2005-) 
Ambient Devices, Violet & Vitality were companies 
that led the way early on in the US & France...
r 
New Media Art & Wearables 
Wearables at the time was a very academic & 
artistic field where experiments were presented...
r 
Topics 
• What is the Internet of Things? 
• Where does it come from? 
• What does “making” have to do with it? 
• What...
r 
Arduino (2005) 
An open source hardware and software electronics 
learning tool. 
The starting point to a now ubiquitou...
r 
Accessible, visible invention 
The Arduino innovated by starting with arts & 
design students who were making visually ...
r 
A history and a community
r 
Lots of options
r 
RaspberryPi (2012) 
A Linux based open source hardware education 
platform to teach computer science in schools.
r 
Maker Machine 
Kano.me & Pi-Top.
r 
From makers 
Kati London at ITP designed Botanicalls in 2006.
r 
To market
r 
To making change happen 
Haiyan Zhang & Safecast mapped the radiation 
levels at Fukushima with a maker kit.
r 
Topics 
• What is the Internet of Things? 
• Where does it come from? 
• What does “making” have to do with it? 
• What...
r 
A wave of innovation
r 
Appcessories (2013) 
SmartStones / Nivea armband
r 
Modern Wearables
r 
Insurance & loan sharks come in 
An unlikely fanbase for the Internet of Things are 
insurance companies now building f...
r
r 
User experience hell 
“the warnings the devices emit — beeps that 
become more persistent as the due date for the 
loan...
r 
So what happens next?
r 
Security & user experience hell 
Kodak picture frame, Fitbit 1st generation, baby 
monitors & fridges have all been hac...
r 
Interoperability? 
Makers use different languages, communications 
platforms and middleware to build their products.
r 
A Global fragmented conversation 
Hardware 
Connectivity 
Battery life 
Standards 
Privacy 
Security 
Things
r 
When really the Internet of Things is 
when you care about everything. 
Product 
Data 
User 
experience
r 
The failure to understand the 
importance of that mix is best seen in 
wearables.
r 
Global Players 
When Google acquired Nest in January, this was a 
sign to the tech industry that the internet of things...
r 
Global Players shape the future 
But the implications of such an acquisition are yet 
to be fully understood. Is hardwa...
r 
Global Players also learn from the past 
Or is Google simply trying to see if it can enter into 
the lucrative energy m...
r 
Topics 
• What is the Internet of Things? 
• Where does it come from? 
• What does “making” have to do with it? 
• What...
r 
Resources 
Designspark Internet of Things Design Centre 
http://bit.ly/DesignSpark-IOT 
Designing the Internet of Thing...
r Thanks! 
#RSIOT for questions online! 
Follow me at @iotwatch
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Internet of Things Webinar

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Slides for September 26th Internet of Things Webinar I ran for RS to kick off their new Internet of Things Design Centre we contributed content to. bit.ly/IOT-Webinar

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Internet of Things Webinar

  1. 1. r The Internet of Things What is it, who wants it and are we in a handbasket? Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino / @iotwatch September 26th 2014
  2. 2. r Rules of play I can’t hear you if you scream Ask questions! Use #RSIOT on Twitter so I can keep track of more questions Have a look at the new Internet of Things Design Centre on DesignSpark http://bit.ly/DesignSpark-IOT
  3. 3. r Topics • What is the Internet of Things? • Where does it come from? • What does “making” have to do with it? • What are some of the big trends? • Where to find out more.
  4. 4. r about.me/designswarm Interaction Design Institute Ivrea Tinker London: tinkerlondon.com RIG London: riglondon.com Now Consultancy: designswarm.com IOT Product: goodnightlamp.com Helping investors: iotangels.com Community: meetup.com/iotlondon Magazine: @ConnectedIOT Cards: @Knowcards
  5. 5. r What is the Internet of Things? A new generation of everyday objects which have embedded connectivity and a digital component.
  6. 6. r Topics • What is the Internet of Things? • Where does it come from? • What does “making” have to do with it? • What are some of the big trends? • Where to find out more.
  7. 7. r Human factors & ergonomics… “The study of designing equipment and devices that fit the body and its cognitive abilities”
  8. 8. r Human Computer Interaction (1983) “The study, planning, design & use of interaction between people and computers ”
  9. 9. r Interaction Design (1988) “The practice of designing interactive digital products, environments, systems & services”
  10. 10. r Sir Tim Berners-Lee, CERN (1989) “In practice, it is useful for the system to be aware of the generic types of links between items […] and the types of nodes (people, things, documents) without imposing any limitations.”
  11. 11. r Trojan Room Coffee Pot (1993-2001) The world’s first webcam, using an Acorn computer it allowed people across the building to avoid pointless trips to the coffee room if there was no coffee left.
  12. 12. r Kevin Ashton (2001) Kevin Ashton coined the term while at Auto-ID Center at MIT meant it in the context of RFID. Now it implies all the technologies that allow products to be connected online. (wifi, GSM, BT, radio,etc) (He’s now head of WeMo at Belkin)
  13. 13. r Early products (2005-) Ambient Devices, Violet & Vitality were companies that led the way early on in the US & France.
  14. 14. r New Media Art & Wearables Wearables at the time was a very academic & artistic field where experiments were presented at SIGGRAPH conference every year.
  15. 15. r Topics • What is the Internet of Things? • Where does it come from? • What does “making” have to do with it? • What are some of the big trends? • Where to find out more.
  16. 16. r Arduino (2005) An open source hardware and software electronics learning tool. The starting point to a now ubiquitous Maker movement.
  17. 17. r Accessible, visible invention The Arduino innovated by starting with arts & design students who were making visually appealing responsive objects. Later they would connect them to the web and social media platforms.
  18. 18. r A history and a community
  19. 19. r Lots of options
  20. 20. r RaspberryPi (2012) A Linux based open source hardware education platform to teach computer science in schools.
  21. 21. r Maker Machine Kano.me & Pi-Top.
  22. 22. r From makers Kati London at ITP designed Botanicalls in 2006.
  23. 23. r To market
  24. 24. r To making change happen Haiyan Zhang & Safecast mapped the radiation levels at Fukushima with a maker kit.
  25. 25. r Topics • What is the Internet of Things? • Where does it come from? • What does “making” have to do with it? • What are some of the big trends? • Where to find out more.
  26. 26. r A wave of innovation
  27. 27. r Appcessories (2013) SmartStones / Nivea armband
  28. 28. r Modern Wearables
  29. 29. r Insurance & loan sharks come in An unlikely fanbase for the Internet of Things are insurance companies now building flexible, responsive premiums.
  30. 30. r
  31. 31. r User experience hell “the warnings the devices emit — beeps that become more persistent as the due date for the loan payment approaches — are seen by some borrowers as more degrading than helpful”
  32. 32. r So what happens next?
  33. 33. r Security & user experience hell Kodak picture frame, Fitbit 1st generation, baby monitors & fridges have all been hacked.
  34. 34. r Interoperability? Makers use different languages, communications platforms and middleware to build their products.
  35. 35. r A Global fragmented conversation Hardware Connectivity Battery life Standards Privacy Security Things
  36. 36. r When really the Internet of Things is when you care about everything. Product Data User experience
  37. 37. r The failure to understand the importance of that mix is best seen in wearables.
  38. 38. r Global Players When Google acquired Nest in January, this was a sign to the tech industry that the internet of things could be big business too.
  39. 39. r Global Players shape the future But the implications of such an acquisition are yet to be fully understood. Is hardware the new advertising platform?
  40. 40. r Global Players also learn from the past Or is Google simply trying to see if it can enter into the lucrative energy market after the failure of Google Powermeter?
  41. 41. r Topics • What is the Internet of Things? • Where does it come from? • What does “making” have to do with it? • What are some of the big trends? • Where to find out more.
  42. 42. r Resources Designspark Internet of Things Design Centre http://bit.ly/DesignSpark-IOT Designing the Internet of Things by Adrian McEwen Everyware by Adam Greenfield The Epic battle for the Internet of Things by Bruce Sterling
  43. 43. r Thanks! #RSIOT for questions online! Follow me at @iotwatch

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