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Mapping The IoT Deck

The “Mapping The IoT Deck” is made up of 70 cards that summarize the key aspects of smart products. The horizontal side of the card introduces a topic with one main question, while the vertical side deepens it with specific “what if” questions

When to use

The Deck provides you with a framework that may be used freely or for structured activities. It may be used as a reference, for brainstorming, team activities, concept definition and evaluation, both as workshop tool and as personal support for projects dealing with technology.

Follow the Activity Guides for more information

In the Deck you will find:
14 Design cards
10 Technology cards
9 User and Context cards
11 Strategy cards
13 Interaction cards
7 Meaning cards
6 Experience cards
Questions will inspire you and will make you more aware of all the aspects that can be designed in a networked product.

Analysis Cards & Features Map

These two resources will accompany you in a “Meta-design” exercise. While designing is crucial to select and analyze competitor products. The Analysis Cards and Features Map will let you analyze, identify and compare the features of different case studies. Use this knowledge to make your concepts stand out among competitors!

When to use

These are the tools that can aid you when you are researching and want to compare case studies.

Follow the Activity guide: “I want to analyze smart products”

Interested in one of the analyzed aspects?
Follow the suggestions and explore the related cards in the Deck.
Answer the 15 questions and fill in one Map for each case study.
The Features Map is fast to fill in, and will easily let you compare different case studies and highlight the features you regard as more relevant.

Activity Guides

The Activity Guides are instructional elements that will assist you in using the Toolkit in your projects, and support you in reaching your goal.

“I want to start a new project” will guide you through the research phase at the beginning of a new design process

“I want to analyze smart products” will introduce a guided research exercise

“I want to brainstorm ideas” for brainstorming with the Deck

“I want to make my concept better” will make you focus on your concept

“I want to start a new project” will guide you through the research phase at the beginning of a new design process
“I want to analyze smart products” will introduce a guided research exercise that uses the Analysis Cards and the Features Map
“I want to brainstorm ideas” introduces some activities for brainstorming with the Mapping the IoT Deck
“I want to make my concept better” will make you focus on your concept. Try to fill in the “Sum up your smart-idea” Canvas and use the Activity guide as reference