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Designing for the Internet of Things : models and principles for application-augmented products.

The Internet of Things, whose underlying vision and technologies aim at bridging the physical and digital worlds together, lead to the creation of new types of applications coupling Web services with everyday products. Such product-oriented applications, which enable the functional exposition, control or enhancement of artifacts that embed information processing capabilities, question the established design principles and conventions. They open up the possibility for Internet-enabled products, whose functions can be “augmented” and adapted to better support users' changing needs, to be designed. This research, which is at the intersection of Design Science, Ubiquitous Computing and Human-Computer Interactions, aims at studying the impact brought about by applications on product design. It highlights the need to build an application model that facilitates their representation by users, and to explore the pragmatic issues rose by their integration into products. It leads to the definition and evaluation, through practice, of principles for the design of augmented products' form and interactions. It describes the ductility of future products, the novel coupling between functions, behavior and structure they implement and their potential evolutions. This work contributes to the Internet of Things research by reframing the discussion and by providing researchers and practitioners with tools that can be leveraged during the design process.

Pierrick Thébault
↳ L'École Nationale Supérieure d'Arts et Métiers, 2013.
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Journal articles

Embodying services into physical places: toward the design of a mobile environment browser
Pierrick Thebault · Dominique Decotter · Mathieu Boussard · Monique Lu
↳ Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems 07/2013; 3(2).

Designing for the Ubiquitous Computing era: towards the reinvention of everyday objects and the creation of new user experiences
Pierrick Thébault · David Bihanic · Henri Samier · Simon Richir
↳ International Journal of Design and Innovation Research 10/2011; 6(1).

Conferences papers

The bridge between physical and digital worlds: implications for the design of Internet-enabled products
Pierrick Thébault · David Bihanic · Henri Samier · Simon Richir
↳ Virtual Reality International Conference, VRIC, Laval, France; 04/2011. Read

Navigating the Web of Things: Visualizing and Interacting with Web-Enabled Objects
Mathieu Boussard · Pierrick Thébault
↳ Leveraging Applications of Formal Methods, Verification, and Validation - 4th International Symposium on Leveraging Applications, ISoLA 2010, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, October 18-21, 2010, Proceedings, Part I; 01/2010.

Workshop papers

EnvB: An Environment-based Mobile Browser for the Web of Things
Pierrick Thébault · Mathieu Boussard · Monique Lu · Cédric Mivielle · Simon Richir
↳ First workshop on interacting with smart objects, Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI), Stanford University, USA; 02/2011.

Towards the design of intelligible object-based applications for the Web of Things
Pierrick Thébault · Dominique Decotter · Simon Richir
↳ Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Web of Things, San Francisco, CA, USA, June 16, 2011; 01/2011.


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