5 Major Impacts of Voice-First Devices

Design has often been described as a conversation between the designer and the user.As designers of all kinds we have the distinct privilege to communicate and converse with users to understand their needs to create solutions for them.  But the influence of voice assistant technology like  Alexa, Siri, Cortana and Google home demands a new conversation.And this new conversation is moving away the traditional one between the user and designer – to a conversation between the user and device, literally.With an estimated 24.5M Voice-First devices to ship in 2017 the impact of voice […]

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Intel Executive IoT Program

 Our whirlwind journey to London,UK to take part in Intel’s IoT Enterprise Programme was well worth the travel.Over a two-day period we met some of the leading minds, companies and organizations involved in the rapidly growing Internet of Things industry. Plus we got to see how the East London Tech Community stacks up against our Ottawa homebase - or as some call it, the ‘Silicon Valley of the North.’Aside from the great contacts we made, we got a global perspective on the future of IoT. Here are some of our key takeaways:The […]

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Design 1st Selected to Attend Intel IoT Program

Design 1st was one of 20 participants selected to attend Intel’s first ever IoT program for leading enterprises developing products. The first workshop of the program will be held on March 9, 2017 in London, UK where executives from each of the selected companies will gather to hear Intel’s vision of the Internet of Things Industry. As a leader in IoT hardware product development, Design 1st is excited to have the opportunity to participate in this program. “The rapid change and growth in IoT means we are constantly learning and […]

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Top 4 trends impact IoT usability

Kevin Bailey, President of Design 1st discusses 4 trends that he believes will cut down on end user frustration. Trend No. 1 - Mobile ease of use: There is a world coming where the frustration of charging batteries and intermittent radio connection as you move about your day simply will not exist. No one cares about radios, connections, charging and the other technology limited maintenance necessities of our world today. The tools we use to get things done will simply maintain themselves, increasing our effectiveness on activities we take on […]

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The Trillion-Dollar IoT Opportunity

Peter Cottreau, Vice President, Electronics at Design 1st sat in on a CES 2017 session called 'The Trillion-Dollar IoT Opportunity'.The session was moderated by a hit-list of IoT Industry specialists from Bluetooth SIG, ABI Research, Under Armour Fitness and Texas Instruments.Peter wrote an excellent synopsis of the talk below: The Internet of Things is projected to be a multi-trillion dollar industry.Connected devices are coming to market at a staggering rate. Developers, manufacturers and innovators are working diligently with the goal of meeting expectations for the IoT.The panel brought together thought […]

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