Smart Connected Products

Smart connected products are physical objects or products that are equipped with sensors, processors, and connectivity capabilities to collect and exchange data with other devices or systems over the internet to cater a holistic eco-system of experience. These devices can be controlled, monitored, and interacted with remotely, enabling new functionalities and improved user experiences.

The IoT enables objects and devices to connect and communicate with each other, creating opportunities for new design research areas. Whereas smart product design involves creating products that integrate IoT technology and connectivity to enhance functionality, user experience, and value. Designing smart products requires a thoughtful and user-centered approach, considering both the physical aspects of the product and the digital elements that enable connectivity and data exchange. Designers can explore smart and connected products in IoT ecosystems to understand data generated by IoT devices to inform design decisions.

Also, designers can explore how IoT can be integrated into product design to create smart and connected devices, enabling new functionalities and user experiences. As technology continues to evolve, IoT is likely to play an even more significant role in shaping the future of products, services, and the way we interact with the world around us. Examples of Smart Connected Products are as follows:

  • Smart Home Devices
  • Wearable Devices
  • Connected Appliances
  • Smart Healthcare

Smart connected products have the potential to transform various industries by offering innovative solutions, improving efficiency, and enhancing user experiences. Addressing these challenges is crucial for maximizing the potential benefits of smart connected products in our increasingly interconnected world.

Faculty: Prakash Kumar, Vikash Kumar, Subhajit Chandra