30 Nov '14, 2pm

.@DesignNews: How to Design Better 'Things' → #IoT #InternetOfThings #SmartConnected

The Internet of Things is really full of very crappy things. At least according to Ammunition design studio founder Robert Brunner. Noting that we now live in an era of “confusion and ill-conceived stuff,” Brunner, speaking at Gigaom Roadmap , said that by adding connectivity to everything and its mother, we aren't necessarily doing ourselves any favors, with many ‘things’ just fine in their unconnected state. That said, connected things do have their time and their place, according to Brunner, it just requires -- shock horror -- a thought process to decide what would be better connected and why. Brunner outlined five guiding principles for companies and designers seeking to make connected products. “Seek purity of purpose.” Not every device or thing needs to access your email or post to Twitter/Facebook for you. It should do what it was originally designed to do, but all ...

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