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Episode 39

Before talking go to market strategy, we need to talk, go to green light strategy. For most people, internal or external, IoT is a big unknown and unknowns are scary. To get that IoT pilot started, think small and evolutionary.
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript), with Michael Minkevich about his experience in building IoT products and systems, and the best way to get them greenlit ...




Episode 38

Alright, let’s talk building an IoT product or system. Time to cycle through concept – ideation – proof of concept – prototype – MVP – product.
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript), part two of two, with Yuriy Pryadko who shares his experience in the 6-step journey to manufacturing or deployment. In part 2 we get into plenty of details and the numbers, using a fun but useful product example, this time in the consumer IoT space ...




Episode 37

Alright, let’s talk building an IoT product or system. Time to cycle through concept – ideation – proof of concept – prototype – MVP – product.
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript), part one of two, with Yuriy Pryadko who shares practical advice on the 6-step journey to manufacturing or deployment. In part one we lay the foundation using an interesting example of an IoT system in the Fitness space, prepping us for episode 2 where we quantify the process ...




Episode 35

It’s one thing to be in a kickstarter–fueled start up developing your IoT product and quite another to be doing it within a structured corporate environment. Things get in the way. Priorities, personalities, politics and executive management. The same work needs to be done but other considerations need to be taken into account.
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript) with Jake Fields about his experience in working with IoT teams within the enterprise environment and the development steps to take to successfully make it through to the other side ...


There’s a lot to developing wearables that doesn’t meet the eye. To build a wearable and the business that supports it you must recreate its creator. As with any IoT product, the skill sets needed, namely software development and data science, are more often than not, not part of the organization’s gene pool or culture. To become an IoT company each company must go through a deep tech metamorphosis to get there.
Watch this video (or read the transcript with Scott Amyx about wearables and the corporate transformation required to build, sell and support them ...


The future of UX, in certain segments of Consumer and Infrastructure IoT, will be driven by storytelling and emotions. When technology disappear, it’s replaced by magic – resulting in far stronger experiences – an experiences that want to be relived time and time again. Two examples are the Roomba vacuum by iRobot and the Disney theme park magic band. And did you know that many owners of expired Roombas can’t bear to throw them away, even after they’ve been replaced? Talk about product loyalty or is that love?
Watch this video (or read the transcript) to see Matias Rodriguez describe a future of Internet of Things UX for consumer and infrastructure IoT designed to maximize user engagement ...




Episode 17

Because of the technology and data available, the biggest and most interesting challenge in designing an IoT product is to make it feel more like a service or experience, than a piece of hardware. Only after you understand the customer and what the opportunities really are can product design begin.
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript) with Gordon Hui to get an uber designer’s perspective on how to find that ideal product experience and the business that must be developed to support it ...




Episode 16

When starting down the path toward your IoT product, it’s tempting to jump into the tech and get started with your PoC… but don’t fall into that trap. Of course there are benefits to getting the minimally viable product out the door but these benefits don’t go away if you back up first and start with a business strategy and defined user experience – in fact they’re accelerated when you have a clear path from the start.
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript) with Erik Ljung about the importance of starting at the top when beginning your product design process ...