While users today are more educated about data gathering products, the struggle with designing for healthy behaviours is that health is not one thing. Health involves many factors, of which only a few are measurable with sensors, all leading up to the perception of well-being.
At South By Southwest this year, Topp held a workshop called “Our Future Selves” that explored how pervasive connectivity and data will impact our lives, how we will understand the world around us, and what questions designers might need to ask when creating future experiences.
Earlier this year Topp launched the Design+Data Lab. The goal is to establish a forum for dialogue, experimentation, and innovation in a world that is rapidly generating huge amounts of data, tackling the implications of AI and machine learning, and just now really starting to see the true potential of the cloud.
Design patterns are everywhere. They are the reusable solutions to challenges found in life, implemented in different mediums like software or physical objects. Some patterns have existed for ages and can find new life today, but some problems demand pattern innovation.
Internet of Things (IoT) products and services are fundamentally different than traditional products and apps. It’s difficult to point at a single object and say, “That’s IoT!”. Instead, what we find in IoT is a system of connected objects, cloud components and data that together becomes a user experience.