In IoTCrawler we are right now gathering insights from stakeholders and users in the project’s testbeds that cover three general domains; Smart Home/Buildings, Smart City, and Industry 4.0.

This is part of the user centric design process that began in February and will continue until summer, where we will gather insights from relevant stakeholders, and invite them to co-create and validate the concepts for IoTCrawler prototypes.

The reason why we take this user centric approach is to make sure that the prototypes we develop represents solutions to real challenges and “pains” within each domain.

By doing this we can demonstrate the functionality of an IoT Search Engine, while also giving examples of the business value and societal impact that can be generated.

Methods used to do generate insights
The methods that are used in this explorative stage that we are in right now are design probes, observation, people shadowing, and interviews.

The insights generated from these methods will be used to frame and inform the co-creation workshops in the next stage, where we will narrow in on a few specific challenges and opportunities in each testbed and develop the IoTCrawler concepts around these.

Some of the questions that we are currently trying to find answers to are:

  • How can IoTCrawler assist in the integration of Smart Home devices?
  • How can IoTCrawler improve the parking experience in Smart Cities?
  • How can IoTCrawler assist in citizen-driven Smart City Experimentation?
  • How can IoTCrawler improve the lives of people with dimentia?
  • How can IoTCrawler provide better predictive maintenance for Industry 4.0?
  • How can IoTCrawler assist in planning Smart Grid systems?

Be sure to come to IoT Week in Aarhus in June to see what concepts comes out of this process and help us validate them.

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