Karl A L Smith

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IoT Design

Situational Awareness IoT Shopping

Situational Awareness IoT Shopping Consider, currently we see things we want to buy through advertising or by seeing it in films or when around other people or places. Why not; while having a coffee with a friend in their house…

Technology Key Opinion Leaders KOL Huawei MWC2017

What is a Key Opinion Leader? The concept of KOL’s has been around in the pharmaceutical industry for a while and Elihu Katz in answers the question, “Who is an opinion leader?” One or more of these factors make noteworthy…

#IoT People in #London

#IoT People in #London So I’m putting this list together of some really smart people I’ve come across recently as we all work towards making the open IoT a reality. Michael Bayler, Founder and Director, understands the true impact of IoT…

Situational awareness drives open IoT Ecosystems not visual interfaces

The foundation for this thinking goes back to a notion of the ‘social life of things’ . If things themselves exist and have a number of trajectories and states then those things also potentially have accessible and useful human touch…

#IoT #Ecosystems require #Ontologies of your #Products and #Services

Products and services associated with the IoT currently operate in closed ecosystems like Home Automation, in effect, they are simply networked products with linking software. Part machine to machine (M2M) and part human to machine or machine to human (H2M…

Open IoT with Blockchain AI and Big Data

Ubiquity (IoT) does not exist yet There will be many people who will say it does exist and has working technologies, hardware and software. The IoT is not a closed ecosystem related to one task or feature set like Home Management, but…

#Dependant on #dumb #data and is making #bad #choices? #Douglas #Adams

Data, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence Clients don’t understand their customers, they just think they do! It’s not for the lack of trying or spending millions on developing and building huge data systems, the problems are many but can be traced back…

#Cognition #Clash in the #IoT #SXSW

Thank you to everyone who attended our (Karl Smith and Thom Heslop) talk at SXSW, it’s the start of a long road into a really complex and contextual problem. But being silent in the crowd as the King walks by…

#Cognition #Clash in The #Internet of #Things

I’m speaking at SXSW Interactive 2016 on Cognition Clash in The Internet of Things, if your in Austin, TX let me know? The IoT is the next great opportunity for business enterprises to engage with customers. However there is no unified…

#UX #cognitive #interactions patterns for #IoT by #Gestalt

The psychology of visual location, shape and colour are critical to enable user to understand and interpret their location and expectations of use in any given area. Karl Smith’s research from 2002 defined additional aspects as ‘biographical templates’ that establish key perceptions and personal drivers which are linked to persona’s.