Understanding the Connected Home is published by Michelle Thorne in June 2016. This book has 126 pages in English, ISBN-13 B01H77AAIA.
Welcome to the smart home! The Internet of Things (IoT) is coming to our living rooms, kitchens and bedrooms.
It enhances our smoke detectors, lights, door locks, kitchen scales and ovens. We bring in more connectivity through fitness tracking wristbands and our phones and tablets, and take it along when we get into the driving computers that are our cars.
Understanding the connected home—how it can be designed, how we can engage with it and control it, how we can live with it and still have agency over our data—will be essential to address.
Connected homes will impact the lives of hundreds of millions people around the globe. We believe that understanding connected homes and their impact is urgent and relevant right now.
There are many challenges ahead, including designing interactions, privacy, user empowerment in this new field. We hope this exploration will be of use to designers, developers, entrepreneurs and policy makers as we figure this out together over the decades to come.
We wrote this book with practitioners in mind. We hope the people who read this will be the people who make connected homes happen. That could include designers, developers, strategists, entrepreneurs, researchers, activists, educators and many more.