The Internet of Things project lifecycle guide
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Co-creation Workshop

Brainstorm with your team, end-users or project stakeholders using our hands-on workshop kit to ideate and validate solutions for smart cities and enterprises

Where does your Internet of Things journey start?

  • New business models for connected services
  • Understanding cyber-physical User Experiences
  • Getting smarter with Artificial intelligence
  • Managing embedded devices and microcontrollers
  • Real-time operating systems and firmware deployment
  • Security for low-power devices
  • Non-IP and radio based networks
  • Integrating physical and virtual sensors
  • Wireless sensor network gateways
  • Time series, frequency and relational modelling
  • Taxonomy and classification for unstructured data
  • Working with industrial automation
  • How to support field engineers
  • Connecting PLC’s with cloud and edge computing
  • Blue collar vs white collar technical approach
  • Citizen engagement
  • Getting feedback on the big city problems
  • Testing concepts with citizens
  • Ongoing dialog whilst pilots are running
  • Stakeholder participation
  • Helping different city services understand others needs
  • Incentivising collaboration
  • Sourcing funding for innovation projects
  • Data & Service management
  • Ownership and privacy implications
  • Cost to maintain online services
  • Providing open data
  • Business Models
  • Pricing models for complex hardware, app and service offerings
  • Beyond SaaS and ad driven revenues
  • Changing customer payment behaviours
  • Intellectual property
  • Balancing free and open source software usage
  • Securing code remote devices
  • Finding niche areas in an ecosystem to develop IP
  • Finding partners
  • Reliable Cloud and network providers
  • In-house or external electronics production
  • Finding industry sector experts to support sales
  • Haptic & Screenless UI
  • Ethics & Sustainable use
  • UX in connected hardware
  • Retrofitting legacy equipment
  • Relying on IT software
  • Identifying new opportunities

IOTM Lifecycle

There’s more to help you succeed than empty management frameworks and fail-forward startup processes

IOTM includes downloadable tools and services to move your IoT projects forward

IoT Co-Creation Toolbox

A range of flashcards to lead conversations around important challenges and opportunities for a specific cause, goal or strategy. Interest cards help you find common talking points with different people.
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Add more meaning to your exercises using a geographical dimension, along with some prepared annotations to focus the discussion on points of interest.
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Type Creativity tool – helpful for inspiring and engaging conversations to explore a domain How many people can use it? Good for a workshop around a table Setup Download, print, cut and it’s ready to use Tags Brainstorm, discuss, agree, motivate Related tools Context map, interest cards, situations template Download
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Map markers for use with a Context Map to pinpoint opportunities, problems, points of interest and also to position solutions
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These are colourful flashcards with a blank space to add your own entities before a session, or for workshop participants to add their own Actors, Assets, Environments or impressions.
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A method to define problems and consider user perceptions and a simple way for groups to come up with ideas
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Present a concept in 30 seconds, explaining the solution, the users, costs and even a logo and name to resemble the solution
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Smart watch user interface templates to sketch your app logic
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A Smart Watch outline to mockup user interfaces and other wearable features
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A chart to mockup time-series data and associate events, automation and the unit types of the data schema
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A laptop style user interface frame and storyboard outline to describe a user journey for a specific feature or function
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A template to sketch out report information from IoT data that is meaningful to an end user
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Describe Smart device features such as the form factor, interfaces, mounting, probes and user interface needs
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Describe Smart device features such as internal components, power supply needs, sensors, actuators and local connectivity
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IoT Competence Model

The 'IoT Competence Model' helps you understand the traits of an organisation examining three key variables of creative, technical and business ability.

By identifying strengths, weaknesses, key experiences and valuable resources it's easier to identify the right blend of tools, strategies and market opportunities to move forward.

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