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

Lars Erik Holmquist, Ramia Maz, Sara Ljungblad

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Abstract

Designers will increasingly be facing the challenge of creating context-aware or smart productsóeveryda y 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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2003 Conference on Designing for User Experiences, DUX '03
PublisherACM
ISBN (Print)9781581137286
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jun 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event2003 Conference on Designing for User Experiences, DUX '03 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 6 Jun 20037 Jun 2003

Conference

Conference2003 Conference on Designing for User Experiences, DUX '03
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period6/06/037/06/03

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