How to adopt a strategic approach to IoT prototyping

Building an IoT prototype is one of the most satisfying and frustrating engineering experiences in existence. Once the idea process is complete, you’ll face many unknowns along the road to the prototype. Adopting a strategic methodology means making the best use of time and resources, and not banging your head against a wall for months.



How to prototype a service and build a client base

Is it possible to prototype a service? What should you do when you have a good idea? You can't patent ideas, so it's important to turn them into prototypes. This is particularly the case with new products, but supposing it's a service, such as a process that solves a technical problem, or serves a useful purpose, or is purely ornamental?



How the IoT is inspiring niche startups: Home security

Not so long ago, computers were the only devices connected to the internet. It hardly seems possible today, especially if you’re a young entrepreneur in search of new niche businesses.

These days, an incredible number of products are connected to the web: fridges, watches, clothing, vehicles, thermostats, lights, alarm systems. It's estimated that by 2020, over 20 billion objects will be connected to the Internet of Things (IoT).



Which products are most likely to go viral

We all need electronic devices if we’re to lead happy, independent lives. So if you’re a young electronics specialist looking for new products to design, which are the most likely to achieve large-scale consumer takeup?


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