Designing for the Internet of Things

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June 13, 2012

Designing for the Internet of Things

I was invited to talk at the up.front user group about the Internet of Things.



June 13, 2012


  1. Designing for the Internet of Things. - 12.06.2012

  2. `whoami`

  3. Martin Spindler Freelance Consultant Internet of Things | Smart Energy
  4. The premise:

  5. A lot changes in ten years.

  6. There are now more devices on the internet than people.

    (2.3bn people, 5bn devices)
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  10. Interfaces will increasingly have to be designed for vastly different

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  14. Interfaces increasingly aren’t just avenues to an object or service,

    but rather to both.
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  17. Interfaces will have to be mindful about the attention they

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  21. Interfaces will need to find their place (and new metaphors.)

  22. ”Users could manage their deployment.” Microsoft HomeOS team

  23. “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
  24. X10 Powerhouse for C64, 1986 Thanks to @clurr for finding

    this nugget.
  25. The Internet of Things is happening (and this might be

    preaching to the choir,) but:
  26. Make stuff better by adding digital; don’t just add digital

    to stuff.
  27. Thanks.