Talk given at the Design In Action event on February 6th 2014 in Edinburgh http://www.designinaction.com/event/alexandra-deschamps-sonsino-5-years-internet/
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Making the internet of
This talk in 2 points.
“Making” is challenging traditional design processes.
Design can learn and use this.
PS: This is not a neo-liberal idea. http://adrianshort.org/2014/02/06/year-of-code-neoliberal-agenda/
Tinker London 2007-2010
Good Night Lamp March 2012
Interaction Design Institute Ivrea 2004-2006
When we embed connectivity in everyday objects. What happens when those objects are designed with an understanding of the affordances of the web.
What is #iot?
Your product extends the capabilities of an existing device. It’s tethered to a mobile phone. If connectivity is lost, the object becomes unusable because its control interface is inaccessible. Non-objects, more like accessories.
Design to extend.
Piggy-back on an existing product and augment it with connectivity. Technology is invisible so everything looks normal. You may be redefining a user’s assumptions about a product.
Design to comfort.
Develop a design language that is unique to users’ interaction with a new technology. Developing a new visual language consumers. Develop a new space in retail.
Design to disrupt.
Who are makers? Computer Scientists with an interest in hardware. Hardware engineers interested in developing new products. Artists.
Arduino. Raspberry Pi.
Design. CAD, Workshops, Rapid prototyping, sketching, user reseach.