First UK distributor of the Arduino R&D projects for BT, BBC, Nokia, BFI, Arup…
Bottom-up smart homes Now part of MoMa’s permanent collection
Good Night Lamp March 2012
#iot The internet of things can be loosely
1. what happens when we embed connectivity in everyday objects.
2. what happens when those objects are designed with an understanding
of the affordances of the web.
the shape of the conversation
(wifi, zigbee/radio, GSM)
Products as part of an ecology.
1. Design to extend. 2. Design to comfort. 3. Design to disrupt.
Your product extends the capabilities of an existing device. It’s tethered to a screen. If connectivity is lost, the object becomes unusable because its control interface is inaccessible. Non-objects, more like accessories.
Design to extend.
Olly & Molly
Piggy-back on an existing product and augment it with connectivity. Technology is invisible so everything looks normal. This is Big Brother territory. You may be redefining a user’s assumptions about a product.
Design to comfort (or trouble).
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.
Good Night Lamp
Uncanny valley of products.
An #iot pop-up shop August 2013-Christmas In collaboration with