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Making not designing the internet of things

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Talk given at Product Tank on November 20th 2013.
http://www.meetup.com/ProductTank/events/149274162/

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Making not designing the internet of things

  1. 1. Making, not designing the internet of things. @iotwatch designswarm.com goodnightlamp.com
  2. 2. Interaction Design Institute Ivrea 2004-2006 Tinker London 2007-2010 Good Night Lamp March 2012
  3. 3. What is #iot? When we embed connectivity in everyday objects. What happens when those objects are designed with an understanding of the affordances of the web.
  4. 4. Good Night Lamp www.goodnightlamp.com
  5. 5. Back in 2002 Technology goes here
  6. 6. In 2004 vs
  7. 7. In 2013 Invention Design Making
  8. 8. Invention Idea > drawing > patent
  9. 9. Design idea > mockup*> protect> promote > sell > manufacture > distribute *non-functional
  10. 10. Design.
  11. 11. Who are makers? Computer Scientists with an interest in products. too rarely Product designers with an interest in computer science.
  12. 12. Who are makers? People who understand the internet as a tool. too often People who understand the internet as a window display.
  13. 13. Making tools. Make magazine Arduino Sparkfun / LadyAda Wired TechShops FabLab Hackspaces RaspberryPi
  14. 14. Makers & IOT Arduino Nike + Sparkfun Foundry Group Wired Kickstarter Springboard, Haxl8r, TSB TechStars /RGA
  15. 15. Making Idea > prototype* > promote > fund> manufacture > distribute *minimum viable functionality
  16. 16. Making.
  17. 17. An open process. The most valuable ideas are developed through experimentation.
  18. 18. Plants. Botanicalls. 2007, ITP
  19. 19. Plants. EasyBloom Moistly Parrot Koubachi Plantlink
  20. 20. Wifi-connected lightbulbs. When Phillips launched Hue, there were 6 wificonnected blubs projects on Kickstarter.
  21. 21. To do Design should be an open & flexible process of learning. Design should be collaborative by default.
  22. 22. The difference? The value is in the doing, not the idea. The fact that you can design for other people.
  23. 23. Designing for real problems.
  24. 24. @KevinAshton @adamgreenfield @davidsrose @xively @bergcloud @bruces @postscapes @robvank
  25. 25. Thanks! @iotwatch designswarm.com goodnightlamp.com

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