Designing tomorrow's smart products' experience with the Smart-Its platform

Holmquist, Lars, MazÈ, Ramia and Ljungblad, Sara (2003) Designing tomorrow's smart products' experience with the Smart-Its platform. In: Proceedings of the 2003 conference on Designing for user experiences - DUX '03. Association for Computing Machinery. ISBN 9781581137286

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Designers will increasingly be facing the challenge of creating context-aware or smart products everyday objects that have embedded computation, sensing, and communication capabilities. Smart-Its is a prototyping platform for creating such objects, that is being developed in a European Union research project. A Smart-It is a very small computer equipped with wireless communication and a set of sensors. We describe how we approached the design of future user experiences and interactions based on the Smart-Its platform. Using scenario-based methods to support collaboration within a multi-disciplinary working group, we developed innovative demonstrators of how smart objects support dynamic usage situations and new interactions in a restaurant setting. A group of designers were invited to provide feedback on design aspects of prototyping with Smart-Its. We found that our prototypes and design materials stimulated creative speculation about future interactive products.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2019 11:49
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 23:01

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