IoT and Design Thinking by Scott Jenson

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We are extremely delighted to announce our next meetup will feature a talk on IoT and Design Thinking by Scott Jenson.

Scott has been at the forefront of user interface design for over 20 years. He was the first member of the User Interface group at Apple in the late 80s, working on System 7 and the Apple Human Interface Guidelines and the Newton. Following that he was Director of Product Design for Symbian, managed the mobile UX group at Google and was Creative Director at frog design.

IoT and Design Thinking

Too often the IoT is a discussion around technical possibility. This is useful when you just start to explore an early technology but the IoT is a fairly complex space with lots of moving parts. If we're not careful, we'll stumble our way into a complex mess of different standards and closed eco-systems.

This talk backs up just a bit to make sure we're clear on where we need to go. What are the core things we need to solve for the IoT to properly? By walking through just a few scenarios, it's clear that the IoT is heading for a complex mess. It's helpful to step back and discuss these issues, even if they are hard to solve, so can be clear about our directions.

You can follow Scott Jenson on Twitter @scottjenson

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