The Internet of things (IoT) is the network of physical objects, from home appliances to buildings, connected to the internet. This growing network of connected devices has major implications for consumer product industries, urban infrastructure, and more; experts predict that the IoT will include roughly 30 billion objects by 2020.
Advances in design are often intricately interwoven with advances in fundamental technologies, and the most iconic products excel in both areas. This two-day course provides a framework for thinking about the co-evolution of design and technology, with a focus on emerging trends in IoT, and an opportunity to apply concepts in a hands-on project.
Leading faculty from the College of Engineering will lecture on IoT topics, explaining how this emerging technology is changing the product and service landscape from the body to the city, and why a human-centered design approach is essential in deploying new technologies successfully. Industry experts will complement faculty-led sessions with case studies illustrating these concepts. In workshop sessions, participants will have a chance to bring ideas together through rapid prototyping.
- Innovation at the intersection of design and technology
- Design thinking and human-centered design processes
- Emerging IoT technologies related to wearables, consumer products, and infrastructure
- Hands-on rapid interaction prototyping workshop
Students will learn how to effectively pair human-centered design with technology innovation, why design is important in large and small companies, in consumer-facing and B2B industries and what the key opportunities and challenges are in the Internet of Things field.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
The program is designed for engineering leaders, designers, and practitioners working in a range of sectors, including corporate R&D labs, manufacturing, and/or consumer goods.
This 2-day program includes: tuition and class materials, parking, and a light supper.
December 4-5, 2017
March 26-27, 2018
UC Berkeley Campus: Jacobs Hall
Total program tuition: