I got the opportunity to write an opinion piece for IBM Developer Works on what lessons from other aspects of technology could be applied to IoT. I drew from my own experience in mobile, looking at:
- how decoupling services from avatars create more natural interaction methods
- assuming connectivity issues and adopting an offline first approach
- How the hardware & software design process unfolds as a result of interaction refinement.
This challenge is magnified when you consider the numerous contexts in which your IoT product might be used. It might just be a sensor, but how do you interact with it? Is it by using a mobile or web application? Is configuration different than reporting? How usable are these interfaces? The list of questions can seem endless.
Full article at IBM Developer Works: Best practices for IoT development
Source for citation: ajfisher.me/2015/09/02/iot-mobile-practices.