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Smarter Homes: how technology will change your home life

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Talk given at Wired Smarter on October 9th 2018.

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Smarter Homes: how technology will change your home life

  1. 1. Smarter Homes! How technology has changed your home life! ! ! ! ! ! Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino! @iotwatch! alex@designswarm.com!
  2. 2. Founder of! Good Night Lamp™! ! goodnightlamp.com ! !
  3. 3. First UK distributor of the! Arduino! ! arduino.cc !
  4. 4. Organiser 2nd largest meetup ! in the world on #iot.! ! iot.london! meetup.com/iotlondon! !
  5. 5. Helping make good #iot! design actionnable for ! startups.! ! iotmark.org! !
  6. 6. 5 lessons from my book! on smart homes.! ! designswarm.com/book! !
  7. 7. Lesson 1:! The home is not a ! system.! ! Christine Fredericks! !
  8. 8. The ‘whole home’ idea.! ! E.A.W. competition! !
  9. 9. A top down pipe dream.! ! Smart House project! (1987)! !
  10. 10. Lesson 2:! Size influences behaviour.! ! !
  11. 11. Heating, kitchen, washing,! ironing in one space.!
  12. 12. The home as a trampoline. Size of average American home in sq feet based on M.K.Mason (2017)
  13. 13. Lesson 3:! Invention comes first.! ! Antonio Meucci (1871)! ! !
  14. 14. Joseph Swan! ! Cragside’s lightbulbs (1878)!
  15. 15. Lesson 4:! Engineers come second,! then geeks, then designers, ! then everyone else.! ! Radio sets (1927)! ! !
  16. 16. Celebrity endorsements.! ! Radio sets (1927)! ! !
  17. 17. The persuaders! ! Advertisement for! lightbulbs (1920s)! ! !
  18. 18. Design it to sell it.! ! E.A.W. all-electric house! (1935)! !
  19. 19. Celebrity endorsements.! ! GE Theatre & GE Homes! scheme. (1953)! !
  20. 20. Lesson 5:! The modern ! home is intimately tied! to ideas of servitude.! ! Alexa! !
  21. 21. Lesson 6:! Technology in the home! home is intimately tied! to ideas about ! the role of women in society.! ! ECHO IV! !
  22. 22. Lesson 7:! Governments! and regulation can have! a profound and positive! effect on the home.! ! Public Health Act 1866! !
  23. 23. Lesson 8:! The home is a self-created! Panopticon.! ! Decoding the power of the! bathroom selfie (Guardian)! !
  24. 24. Not a system.! Size affects behaviour.! Invention comes first.! Engineers come second, then geeks, then designers, ! then everyone else.! Ideas of servitude.! Ideas about women.! A self-created Panopticon.!
  25. 25. Thanks!! ! @iotwatch! designswarm.com/book! !

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