How to Build a Connected Product - Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino

10am - 4pm | 10 November 2016 | SS Great Britain, Bristol  

Using Know Cards which we developed for designers interested in the internet of things, we will introduce participants to technical building blocks involved in building connected product experiences. Absolutely no prior knowledge is necessary, just a desire to learn with a very easy and accessible tool.

We will introduce you to inputs, outputs, power and connectors, and brainstorming techniques. This will enable you to think through an idea before you invest in prototyping tools. You’ll have an idea of what the options available are and be able to communicate it to your technical partners more clearly.

This workshop is for anyone thinking of building a connected product and wanting to build up some vocabulary around the topic. 

Workshop Goals

  • Learn what is involved in building a connected product
  • Learn about all the technical options available
  • Learn about how each technical option influences a product and the user experiences 

What you will learn

  • What do I need to consider when I’m thinking about a connected product idea?
  • What should I buy to prototype?
  • What are my technical options?
  • What else could I be using to achieve the same goal?

Limited to 20 places. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Ticket cost covers refreshments including pastries on arrival, tea and coffee throughout the day and a buffet lunch.

Alexandra is an interaction designer, product designer, entrepreneur and speaker that focuses on the internet of things.

She was named 2nd in “Top 100 Internet of Things Thought Leaders” (Onalytica, 2014), included in the “Top 100 Influential Tech Women on Twitter” (Business Insider, 2014) & included in the “Top 10 IOT Influencers you need to know about” (Dataconomy, 2015).

She was co-founder and CEO of Tinker London, the first distributor of the Arduino platform in the UK, ran workshops around the world and offered design and consultancy services to global clients.

Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Science Gallery in Dublin and others.


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