Knowing Things – How Consumers Relate to the Internet of Things

Talk by Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, Designswarm

We binge on information – but we binge on things, too. We live in an era of mass consumption. It’s a dangerous approach to just make MORE things – connected things – and sell them to people.

Cognitively, we’ve learned to skip from topic to topic to topic. We’re starting to do the same with objects. Some women don’t want to appear twice in the same dress on social media.

There are broken realities behind the fictions. For a start, the idea of connected everything is horseshit.

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