Soft,	  not	  slow.	  	  Defining a design process for     the internet of things                       Alexandra Deschamp...
IDII       Tinker London      Good Night Lamp2004-2006            2007-2010           March 2012            First UK distr...
#iot	  	   The internet of things can be loosely               defined as:                           1. what happens when ...
the	  shape	  of	  the	  conversation	            Hardware      (open/closed)         Standards                           ...
Products	  as	  part	  of	  an	  ecology.	                               Smart cities                                     ...
3	  approaches.	  1. Design to extend.2. Design to comfort.3. Design to disrupt.
Design	  to	  extend.	  Your product extends the capabilities of an existing device.It’s tethered to a screen.If connectiv...
Nike +
Green Goose
CubeSensors
Olly & Molly
Design	  to	  comfort	  (or	  trouble).	  Piggy-back on an existing productand augment it with connectivity.Technology is ...
Ambiant Umbrella
Calypso Key
Design	  to	  disrupt.	  Develop a design language that isunique to users’ interaction witha new technology.Developing a n...
Google Glass
Nabaztag
Fitbit
Good Night Lamp
BleepBleeps
Little Printer
Uncanny	  valley	  of	  products.	       object                 gadget                      iot
It’s	  hard	  work	  but...	  Retail spaces aren’t ready.The corporate world is catching on.The investment world isn’t qui...
It’s	  hard	  work	  but...	  It’s not about slow technology.It’s about soft products.Products that delight.Products that ...
Thanks.	  	   @iotwatch              Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino                    alex@designswarm.com
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Soft not slow: Defining a design process for 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. IDII Tinker London Good Night Lamp2004-2006 2007-2010 March 2012 First UK distributor A family of of the Arduino internet-connected R&D projects for corporates lamps.
  3. #iot     The internet of things can be loosely defined as: 1. what happens when weembed connectivity in everyday objects. 2. what happens when those objects are designed with an understanding of the affordances of the web.
  4. the  shape  of  the  conversation   Hardware (open/closed) Standards Connectivity Privacy What things? (wifi, zigbee/radio, GSM) Security Battery life
  5. Products  as  part  of  an  ecology.   Smart cities What things? Smart cars Home automation
  6. 3  approaches.  1. Design to extend.2. Design to comfort.3. Design to disrupt.
  7. Design  to  extend.  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.
  8. Nike +
  9. Green Goose
  10. CubeSensors
  11. Olly & Molly
  12. Design  to  comfort  (or  trouble).  Piggy-back on an existing productand augment it with connectivity.Technology is invisible so everythinglooks normal.This is Big Brother territory.You may be redefining a user’s assumptions about a product.
  13. Ambiant Umbrella
  14. Calypso Key
  15. Design  to  disrupt.  Develop a design language that isunique to users’ interaction witha new technology.Developing a new visuallanguage consumers.Develop a new space in retail.
  16. Google Glass
  17. Nabaztag
  18. Fitbit
  19. Good Night Lamp
  20. BleepBleeps
  21. Little Printer
  22. Uncanny  valley  of  products.   object gadget iot
  23. It’s  hard  work  but...  Retail spaces aren’t ready.The corporate world is catching on.The investment world isn’t quite ready.But consumers are.It’s about being able to tellthe right stories.
  24. It’s  hard  work  but...  It’s not about slow technology.It’s about soft products.Products that delight.Products that engage. Products that are thought through differently.
  25. Thanks.     @iotwatch Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino alex@designswarm.com

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