REAL WORLD TESTING & PARTICIPATORY DESIGN

Is your IoT product ready to meet the real world?

Your IoT product consists of many different layers, both in terms of technology and human interaction. It is important that your product supports both. Thus, we consider these two 'layers' as inseparable when you develop products.

We often talk about IoT products however it is important to consider that you are in fact building a system. Beneath this complex technology also lies human and organisational life practices that your product must support once it meets the real world. Thus, we use functional mockups and prototypes as an exploratory design tool which we take out into the real world and study what happens when people are using them.

We help you set up a centrally developed and controlled prototype of your eco-system which we take out to your domain of interest.

Our hardware and software engineer teams work closely together in the development and deployment of the test set-up.
Our technology-specialised anthropologists will observe and analyse the human interaction and results of the test for further design.

Uncover your challenges early at a low cost
With this unique merge of competencies between FORCE Technology and The Alexandra Institute we are able to mature the hardware and software stack of your product in parallel. Thus, the chances of uncovering challenges, bugs and flaws very early and then rapidly change them are very strong.

Functional prototype and mockup of your IoT system (software and hardware)

Deployment and test in real world setting

Design research through field study and observation

Further agile development of your IoT system once the first technical and contextual inquiries have been executed

Recommendations towards feasible software eco-systems for your specific case

Analysis of probable contextualized machine-learning possibilities

 


Martin Sandberg Kærgaard

Specialist
FORCE Technology


Morten Skov Jørgensen

Senior Cyber-Physical Specialist
Alexandra Institute

Cases

NorthQ


NorthQ has developed a product called Power Reader – a device which can be used in new installations or retrofitted to existing electricity meters to make end-users able to monitor the power consumption of the household.

We helped NorthQ in evaluating the feasibility of further developing the product to be selfpowered by running the device from a range of different energy harvesting technologies (solar, magnetic, thermal) instead of batteries.


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Ry City Association


Data turns into new customer experiences. In a cooperation project with Ry City Association we have studied how to use data to revive retail and innovate the urban space.


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Drones on new missions


We will make it easier to plan and control drone emissions. Soon you do not have to send anybody up on a wind turbine blade to carry out checks on the wing.


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Crowd-monitoring at Northside Festival


Godik Teknik would like to expand their service offering to Northside and other festivals with data insights into how and when the festival crowd moves around the festival area, moving between scenes, bars, toilets etc. to be able to optimise the layout and operation of the festival.


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