About Director of designswarm a
consultancy focusing on strategy, policy and building communities in the internet of things. Former founder & CEO of Tinker London the first distributor of the Arduino Former partner of design partnership RIG London
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.”
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.
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)
The Importance of meeting IOT
is an unnatural meeting of different industries & silos: • Product Design • User experiences • Manufacturing • Retail • Embedded software • Front end design • Big Data analytics • Startups • Academics
The space for startups is
huge The internet of things is only as valuable as its applications. It’s like talking about electricity without lightbulbs and toasters. Invention of end-user applications that work, that people want to integrate in their lives can only really come from small groups of people willing to quite their jobs and do something new.