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 Charlene McBride began an exploration of how her home could be transformed with a selection of sensors, devices and services that detect presence, monitor activities and change conditions. While she found that some aspects of her life improved with these devices, many questions have arisen about how useful any of this is. In this talk, Charlene will share some lessons learned for approaching these types of design problems from her connected home and the world at large.

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