Last week was held LeWeb’12, likely the largest European event for Internet-related technologies. This year, the theme of the event was Internet of Things (IoT). I enjoyed in particular the inspiring speech from Altimeter Group analyst Brian Solis on how IoT is changing behaviors through experiences. Brian shared several examples from the field of IoT where products go beyond utility by providing experiences that change behaviors. Designing such experiences that include a lot of embedded systems intelligence will be a whole new domain, as Brian stated:
Experience Architecture is all brand new, it’s a blank canvas. It’s something that you [designers, developers…] get to decide. It’s your vision, it’s your purpose, that actually gets us to align behind you.
As he was addressing designers, developers, and entrepreneurs in the room, Brian concluded:
You are not just developing products, services and solutions. You can be an Experience Architect to help me change the way I live my life.
Watch the full video record from Brian Solis at LeWeb’12 below. Or if you prefer to read, see this live blogging recap of the same.