Why is UX different in the Internet of Things?

What the Internet of Things introduces — or better said, unites — is data, interactions, and the physical world. But coordinating these to deliver great user experience (UX) is easier said than done.   Many manufacturers have struggled to bring connected products to market because of just how complicated development and management are, never mind…

The User Experience of Things: Why Ubiquitous Sensing and Software Require a New Approach to UX Design

What does it mean to interact with the digital realm? The input-only days of desktop and laptop are long gone; we are entering an era in which interactions are seamless, voice-enabled, even predictive, and sometimes entirely invisible. As the so-called Internet of Things, characterized by pervasive sensing technology and networked services, infuses every realm of…

Why Interoperability Holds the Keys to the Smart Home

Investment is pouring into the Smart Home. But is ‘the home of the future’ really viable when it’s just a bunch of Internet-connected appliances? The so-called “Smart Home” market— that is, replacing your current in-home appliances and products with an Internet connected version—is ripe. At least, insofar as it is forecasted for significant and rapid…