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Internet of Things

IoT refers to devices that are connected to each other via the Internet, including sensors, networked appliances, and the smart city. Design disciplines can help to create ethical IoT technologies

Prototyping Transparency: A Smart Charging Station

We interviewed Marcel Schouwenaar from The Incredible Machine on his prototype, a transparent charging station.

Lessons from Architecture School for IoT Security

IoT security needs UX design to appropriately manage complexity. Architecture school teaches how to design for an IoT context with privacy in mind..

Professional Knowledge and IoT

This year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES ‘17) showcased numerous internet of things (IoT) devices but was found wanting when it came to security concerns. In his UX of IoT report from CES, Scott Jenson assesses that “companies really, really, REALLY want to make home automation systems,” but how can we... (Read more)

Learning from Drones

Last week, I encountered discussions of drones in two unimaginably different contexts: in an academic presentation at USENIX Security 2016 and on the TV comedy Portlandia. As distant genres, they offer different perspectives that have equally important UX implications for privacy preservation.In the opening keynote of USENIX Security, Dr. Jeannette... (Read more)