You can connect your dog to the Internet. Also, your bicycle lock, your coffee mug, your tea kettle, and someday, probably your fridge.
But connecting things up is only part of the challenge when it comes to the Internet of Things. The other part is leveraging “adaptive thinking” when designing experiences.
Enter Avi Itzkovitch, an independent UI/UX consultant who covers Internet of Things topics on his website, the IoT News Network. He’s also a longtime interactive and web design professional with a 13-year track record.
In his WebVisions Barcelona session “Designing with Sensors: Creating Adaptive Experiences,” Avi will explore the importance of context when designing adaptive experiences. Designers may utilize sensors and user data to create digital experiences, but can this be done in a way to create a better, unobtrusive and transparent user experiences? Simply put, context really matters.
“For connected devices, when we understand the context of use, we can design functions that are triggered in relevant situations.”
Where is the user and what is his or her environment like at that moment? Where is he or she likely to go next, and what might they do? (more…)