What was the question again? A nostalgic look back at "The Year of the Internet of Things"
What was the question again?
A nostalgic look at “The Year of the Internet of Things”.
Director of designswarm a consultancy focusing
on strategy, product design and building
communities in the internet of things.
Designing and manufacturing the Good Night
Former founder & CEO of Tinker London the first
UK distributor of the Arduino.
If the internet of things is the
answer, what was the question?
Google > Nest
Oculus Rift > Facebook
Thingworx > PTC
Smart Things > Samsung
Neul > Huawei
Little Printer / bergcloud
Mature businesses (5 years +)
Thousands of ideas, and sometimes
companies. on crowdfunding sites
Hundreds of startups in incubators such as
Highway1, Haxlr8r, RGA, Jlab, Cognicity,
TechPeaks, Reply Breed, StartupBootcamp
Risk averse investors are only supporting
startups who can survive past their first
production run & already generating
Designing the internet of things
UX in the Internet of things
Rebranded business products
New Year’s resolutions
Don’t worry about the things you don’t need to
worry about right now
It isn’t about data if noone uses your product. It is
about data if they do for long enough.
Being responsible about product design solutions
should be mandatory.
Testing things out with normal people isn’t an