Mechanical hijacking of physical interfaces is a cost-effective method for providing an Internet of Things (IoT) experience. However, existing mechanical hijacking devices (MHD) have limited applicability and usability. This pictorial introduces a research through design project on IoTIZER, which is easy to use and versatile MHD. We report on a design process from identifying a design space, conducting an iterative design and prototyping. We present the final design’s hardware, software, usage scenario and implementation details. We also share lessons from a user study with eight households. The potential value of IoTIZER were appreciated as a versatile MHD. We discuss improvement areas of IoTIZER and implications for creating an IoT environment while preserving the existing conventions.
Cho, H., Kim, HJ., Lee, J., Kim, CM., Bae, J., and Nam, TJ. (2021) IoTIZER: A Versatile Mechanical Hijacking Device for Creating the Internet of Old Things. In Designing Interactive Systems Conference 2021 (DIS '21). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 90–103. https://doi.org/10.1145/3461778.3461996

조형준, 남택진, "가정용 사물인터넷 제품 디자인을 위한 사용자 니즈", HCI KOREA 2021, 온라인, KO, 2021.01.27
[Design Awards]
iF Design Award 2021, Professional Concept
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