Design the Future
January 19–20, 2016: Training
January 20–22, 2016: Conference
San Francisco, CA

IoT conference sessions

9:10am–9:30am Friday, 01/22/2016
Carl Bass (Autodesk)
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Autodesk CEO Carl Bass talks about designing for our connected future. With sensors embedded all around us, data and design will need to converge to realize the promise of the Internet of Things (IoT). Carl examines the tools, techniques, and trends that will affect how things are made, with a particular focus on the connected products, buildings, and infrastructure hinted at by the IoT.
3:45pm–4:25pm Thursday, 01/21/2016
Claire Rowland (Independent)
Slides:   external link
Claire Rowland examines how the IoT breaks direct manipulation, the UX convention underpinning most successful consumer interfaces. This creates significant UX challenges. Claire explores how using the IoT is conceptually similar to programming and why that proves a challenge to many consumers.
1:15pm–1:55pm Friday, 01/22/2016
Molly Steenson (Carnegie Mellon University)
The architecture of digital systems isn't just a metaphor. It developed out of a 50-year collaborative relationship between architects and designers, on one side, and technologists in AI, cybernetics, and computer science, on the other. Molly Steenson traces that history of interaction, tying it to contemporary lessons aimed at designing for a complex world.