The Internet of Broken Things: Designing for (Around) Emerging Technology
Technology provides the opportunity to dream about a better future, but as new devices become a reality, are we getting the future we expected? In 2013 I began an exploration of how my home could be transformed with a selection of sensors, devices and services that detect presence, monitor activities and change conditions. While I’ve found that some aspects of my life have improved with these devices, many questions have arisen about how useful any of this is. I will share some lessons learned for approaching these types of design problems from my connected home and the world at large.