Design

The Digital Twin

People are slowly moving on from thinking about the Internet of Things (IoT) in terms of a new way of describing machine-to-machine connectivity. As with all step-changes, new technologies are first contextualised within the existing frames of reference....
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Smart Homes

I had an interesting discussion with a person interested in at-home assisted living for the elderly. With our ageing population, that’s an area where IoT can make a big social and economic impact.
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Hardware Trends 2015

Stepping back from the news cycle and reflecting on just how rapidly hardware is evolving shows some clear, interesting trends. A new normal is being defined, even amongst continuing change, such as sentient and connected objects.
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Trends in IoT at home

Consumer use of IoT foreshadows the directions of the wider IoT market, be that at work or civic services. It also gets more media attention, thereby shaping public perceptions and expectations.
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Voice brings personality

After many years of false hopes, finally, the time for voice as a useful user interface is here. Voice features most prominently in making digital assistants the intermediary between people and devices. The device itself is a gateway to networked knowledge...
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Microinteractions and IoT

Microinteractions make a good product great. They can’t make a bad product good but, with the Internet of Things (IoT) being all about physical objects in our everyday lives, microinteractions are the difference between being locked out of your...
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