I was invited to talk at the up.front user group about the Internet of Things.
Designing for the
Internet of Things.
up.front.ug - 12.06.2012
A lot changes in ten years.
There are now more devices
on the internet than people.
(2.3bn people, 5bn devices)
Interfaces will increasingly
have to be designed for vastly
Interfaces increasingly aren’t
just avenues to an object or
service, but rather to both.
Interfaces will have to be
mindful about the attention
Interfaces will need to ﬁnd their
place (and new metaphors.)
”Users could manage their
Microsoft HomeOS team
“We'd like to think of your entire
home as an accessory, or better yet
as a network of accessories, and
think of Android as the operating
system for your home.”
Joe Britt, Google Android@Home, May 2011
X10 Powerhouse for C64, 1986
Thanks to @clurr for ﬁnding this nugget.
The Internet of Things is happening
(and this might be preaching to the choir,)
Make stuff better by adding digital;
don’t just add digital to stuff.