Lessons Learned Building the Internet of Skis
At Normative, we’re actively engaged in explorations and experiments around designing for a networked future. For our latest R&D project, Peak Skis, we focused on the development of sensor-enhanced, network-ready skis capable of measuring various aspects of the skier’s performance, while facilitating the sharing of this data within a community of interconnected skiers on a hill. In this session, I’ll talk about our experiences developing both our physical ski prototypes and an accompanying mobile app for skiers. You’ll learn how to deal with a unique host of challenges around designing apps which network with sensor-enabled devices, such as determining what data is most meaningful to measure, how to integrate mobile app design with hardware design, and designing an experience that is ambient and seamless.