The Quiet Comfort of the Internet of Things

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Talk given at Strata London on October 2nd 2012.

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The Quiet Comfort of the Internet of Things

  1. 1. The Quiet Comfortof the Internet of ThingsAlexandra Deschamps-Sonsino // @iotwatch
  2. 2. Product / Interaction designWeb servicesWeb startupsCo-founded & CEO Tinker LondonInternet of things consultancyOrganise & curate #iotlondon & #thlonFounder of startup Good Night Lamp
  3. 3. HomesThings & Markets The Future
  4. 4. Homes
  5. 5. smart citiesquantified self smart homes
  6. 6. £   Council taxes Health insurance Medication Exercise Things in my home
  7. 7. The home is the new battlegroundof internet-driven innovation.
  8. 8. Let’s play the long game.
  9. 9. “Nearly 1 million net-connected TVswere sold in the UK in 2010,out of a total of 10m TVs.But it is not clear how manywere then actually connectedto the net.”
  10. 10. HomesThings & Markets
  11. 11. “We’re out of milk!”
  12. 12. From: AlexWe’re out of milk!
  13. 13. Flatter, bigger TV.Remote control
  14. 14. DIY Kits.
  15. 15. Form, function, etc.
  16. 16. The companionship of products.
  17. 17. Displays that aren’t square.
  18. 18. Artisanal products.
  19. 19. Daily news athome.
  20. 20. Things for kids.
  21. 21. Lighting as a physical social network.
  22. 22. Without the things data ismeaningless.
  23. 23. The Future
  24. 24. Messy.
  25. 25. If digital companies are takingover the high street, they willtake over our homes.
  26. 26. 3T.Things TakeTime.
  27. 27. A patent for the microwave oven wasfiled in 1945.In 1967, the first popular home modelwas introduced at $500.By 1986, 25% of households hadmicrowaves.Now, 90% of American homes have them.
  28. 28. 40 years to get TV dinnersinto your home.
  29. 29. How many years will it takefor you to buy aninternet-connected broom?
  30. 30. Join me.Thanks.goodnightlamp.comdesignswarm.com@iotwatch

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