IoT & The Design Gold Rush
The past several years I’ve attended MWC with Topp resembled those early UI days — now it’s a Wild West of the Internet of Things.
As carriers, manufactures, and other software and hardware suppliers heard of gold in them there IoT hills, they scrambled to show off demos and stake a dominant claim.
Whether it’s a smart city transit solution, a connected office, or delivery logistics the mobile players are getting serious about IoT.
The three major questions that arise in every large company defining new IoT systems include:
- Validated Value: How can we validate the effectiveness of a new product or service prior to major investment?
- Systems Experience: How can we gain the ability to define an experience from a systems perspective rather than vertical stacks?
- Buy-in & Understanding: In which ways can we communicate to stakeholders (internal, customers, end-users / consumers) the value of our product?