Editor’s note: Kevin Young is the senior vice president of product experience and Eric Bogner is a principal at Continuum.
Intelligent processing and awareness tools are providing sense-making capabilities, augmenting our ability to easily interpret data, and making information more accessible. These capabilities will allow a more frictionless relationship between us, our objects and environments.
At the same time, we’re still in the formative stages of the connected era, and companies are trying to understand how to make connectivity meaningful for consumers. As a result, there is a proliferation of early-market products that make consumers question the value of connected products.
It’s also often articulated that individual gadgets exist somewhat independently, and a major concern for the value these products can bring to our lives lies in the fact that there is no common architecture or platform for developers to build on.
Studies have also proven that IoT products…
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