Published on April 14, 2016, 7:05 p.m.

IOT for the Rest of Us: Effective Design Strategies for Wirelessly Connected Devices

PDMA’s Q1 issue of Visions recently published an article written by Mike Roberts, Director of Disruptive Innovation for LS Research (now a part of the Connectivity Solutions Business Unit of Laird). Titled, “IoT for the Rest of Us: Effective Design Strategies for Wirelessly Connected Devices”, the article maps out a design strategy for product managers who are working through the challenges of the Internet of Things (IoT) to make the wireless revolution of the IoT become a reality.

The article discusses the endless opportunities resulting from the massive growth of the IoT as well as the challenges of wireless design. “So many of the applications of IoT are science fiction come to life. But what about the rest of us—those who are responsible for actually designing these products and making them a reality? We have to build these things. We have to make this sci-fi stuff come true, but it isn’t easy. The honest truth is that IoT design is difficult. It can be fraught with challenges, full of wrong turns and painfully slow.” Fortunately Mike provides a few steps that product managers can take to bypass many of these challenges and put complex design projects on a path to success.

The article, “IOT for the Rest of Us: Effective Design Strategies for Wirelessly Connected Devices,” written by Mike Roberts, was originally published in Issue 1 2016 of Visions, the quarterly digital magazine of the Product Development and Management Association.