design

The cost of failing to plan – why IoT requirements management matters

Written by Steve Shoaf | March 22, 2018 | Blog, Continuous Engineering, Requirements Management

Benjamin Franklin is quoted as saying “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail”. Some 200 years later and that’s never been more true. The Internet of Things (IoT) connects humans and ‘things’, creating better user experiences and greater customer delight. It also brings along the need to manage the requirements that define ...read more


“Dare Mighty Things” for NASA/JPL Mars 2020 rover

Written by Deon Newman | November 1, 2017 | Events

“Dare Mighty Things” is the motto of the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab. And that’s just what they’re doing as they gear up for Mars 2020, the sequel to the Curiosity rover and the next phase in NASA’s ongoing Mars Exploration program. I had pleasure of learning more about the mission and meeting Tracy Van Houten ...read more


Digital Twin of the month: ‘Twinning’ the W16 Engine

Written by Matthew Mikell and Ryan Boyles | August 25, 2017 | Digital Twin

Digital twin: insights and designs In our monthly spotlight on digital twin designs, we bring attention to some of the world’s more unique machines, and tell their story through images and facts.  This month, we feature the massive W16 engine, found only within the Bugatti Veyron automobile. Bugatti W16 digital twin The world’s most powerful combustion engine ...read more


The seven deadly sins of IoT strategy and design

Written by Chris O'Connor | March 18, 2017 | Electronics, Platform

A thoughtful approach to IoT strategy and design can lead to unique new product and services opportunities, but designing also becomes increasingly complex when designing for the Internet of Things. Many industries are now struggling with a major challenge that electronics manufacturers have been wrestling with over the past decade or more — how to ...read more


Using creativity to frame new technologies in a positive way

Written by Karen Lewis | March 1, 2017 | Interview

After writing the initial post about the Living Sculpture, I bumped into Michael Szivos, the chief architect responsible for the Living Sculpture installation. Michael Szivos founded SOFTlab after completing a post-graduate architecture program at Columbia University. In between SOFTlab, he also teaches design studio and seminars at Yale University and Pratt Institute. Here’s what we ...read more


Industry 4.0, meet Watson Internet of Things

Written by Ron Wallace | December 6, 2016 | Manufacturing

As customers and citizens, we are surrounded by more and more connected devices every day – what we’re calling the Internet of Things. Yet, for all the buzz, the real value in the Internet of Things is in business-to-business applications, which will account of 70% of the value derived from IoT in 2018, according to ...read more


IoT Builders Contest: Instructables.com

Written by Jen Clark | October 20, 2016 | Events

Ever fancied yourself as a budding IoT genius? Tecchie extraordinaire? Tinkerer of machines or builder of gadgets? If that sounds like you, you might be interested in Watson IoT’s new IoT Builders Contest on the world’s largest online network for tech enthusiasts – Instructables.com. What is an Instructable? Instructables.com is an online community where anyone can ...read more


Why human centered design is critical to solving problems with technology

Written by Greg Patterson | July 26, 2016 | Blog, Sport and fitness

The Internet of Things. The Cloud. Big Data. Just some of the terms we seem to hear every time we turn on the TV or read an article. These technologies can at times sound cold and stoic—mechanized abstractions of an advancing society—and some question if, or how, they can bring real value to everyday lives. ...read more