Are you tired of hearing about the Internet of Things (IoT)? Are you asking yourself, why should you care? Most tech developers, designers, and engineers will tell you that IoT is very important and paying attention to UX/UI (User Experience/User Interaction) design standards during its implementation will make a big difference for the better in the daily lives of businesses and consumers.
Today, we are experiencing the “perfect storm” for IoT. The technology has become prevalent and pervasive because:
Sensor technology has become much cheaper recently — down more than 50% in the last 10 years. Sensors are the key to connecting “dumb” (previously unconnected) things to the Internet.
IoT relies heavily on widely available bandwidth — which has come down in price by 40 times in the past 10 years.
The price of microprocessors is down by 50 times over the same 10 years. There’s wireless infrastructure everywhere — even though it may not always seem that way. Displays are smart and interactive. Big Data algorithms are maturing and data storage costs are decreasing.