IT Research firm Gartner Research predicts 95% of electronics will be facilitated by some form of IoT by 2020. If you think now is the time to get your products connected, you are wrong. ‘Connected’ is a table-stake. For your products and/or services to be relevant in the next few years they need to be intuitive, adaptable to the individual, and eventually autonomous to the extent they are invisible.
How do we get there? Ironically, a connected product actually creates a feedback loop for its own creation, like the M.C. Escher sketch of a hand drawing itself into reality: The best way to build a game-changing IoT product is to build… an IoT product. I’ll explain. First, let’s reflect on the human side of the equation first.