Digital literacy – understanding and using digital – is so important to growth and relevance in today’s age of exponential technological advancement. And, the Internet of Things (IoT) presents one of the largest and fundamental digital literacy challenges.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is here. Whether applied to industrial automation, wearables, connected transportation, drones or smart cities, it’s poised to deliver great benefits along with new challenges. The numerous benefits, which include improved revenue, costs, increased efficiencies, standard of living, and convenience are often confounded by challenges such as privacy, security, social disruption and new demands on quality.
Knowing IoT, and its benefits and challenges, is important and necessary to be literate – but that’s not enough. Design Thinking is the critical partner in leveraging the power of IoT. To fully deliver the benefits and tackle the challenges around IoT, organizations and individuals must first understand their end users’ perspectives and needs which is why a Design Thinking lens is vital for creating and de-risking innovative IoT solutions.
This powerful combination of understanding the IoT space and its technologies and how users will use them to solve challenges is essential for developing better products, services, and policies with IoT.
This workshop presents what you must know about the Internet of Things and shows you how to apply Design Thinking to innovate IoT solutions.
The workshop will cover:
IoT framework – what, why, why now
IoT application verticals
IoT technologies and disciplines
IoT benefits and challenges
IoT and government
Use and impact of IoT on operations and public policy
Design Thinking mindset and rationale
Design Thinking methodology
Design Thinking practice
The day will be interactive with guided practical activities so that you’ll leave with hands-on experience in applying IoT with a Design Thinking lens.