Connected Product Design for the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is, to many people, the next great frontier of technological progress. The next big thing, Industry 4.0, the second digital revolution. As the Internet of Things grows, so does the importance of designing networked products. The connected smart devices of the IoT offer a tremendous degree of value to users, as well as a great deal of data that can be leveraged for more efficient and targeting marketing campaigns. Cad Crowd is here to provide you with the cutting-edge professional design services you need to create your products for the Internet of Things. 

Why the Internet of Things is Importantinternet of things

The IoT is quite broad. It covers everything from personal items to manufacturing machinery, from watches to self-driving cars, and from fitness monitoring to home automation. Any device that is connected to the network and allows users to take advantage of that connectivity can be considered a part of the IoT.

The potential that this connectedness has is revolutionary and offers a tremendous amount of opportunity for innovative designers across a wide range of industries. 

Data Collection

For one thing, having connected devices allows for companies to be in more or less constant communication with their customers. Smart devices can feed back all kinds of valuable information about users that can help you to provide better services and better products. Taking advantage of big data also allows brands to engage in targeted marketing, which can often be facilitated by cleverly designed smart devices. Smart devices can display advertising that is targeted specifically to the users of that device based on data gathered by that device.

Smart Homes 

Internet of Things products for homes allow users to control lighting, heating, air conditioning, music, appliances and even security systems through automation or with their smartphones or other devices. Smart appliances like refrigerators make it easier for users to organize themselves, keep track of their inventory, and take care of chores. Automated watering systems help with gardening, and even your cat's food dispenser can be connected to the Internet. As this market continues to grow by leaps and bounds and the technology gets more and more affordable, the opportunities for entrepreneurs are endless. 

Quantified Self: Data Collection Through Self-Monitoring

From fitness trackers to diet monitoring productivity, consumers have really latched onto the idea of using wearable technology to collect, store, and share data about their own lives. Some of the most successful IoT products have been in this category, and the product design potential is huge. 

Gamification is the use of quantification technology to turn regular activities into a kind of game. Users score points through various activities, and their scores are usually displayed to others to create a kind of competitiveness. 

Quantified self technology is also innovating personal health and wellness. From tracking the occurrences of migraines to monitoring asthma symptoms, the IoT provides an opportunity for individuals to manage their health through the collection and tracking of their own personal data. 

Personal IoT products overlap quite a bit with wearable technology. Ergonomics, electronics, and industrial design are all critical to the successful development of these products

Expert Designers At Your Fingertips

Of course, these are only a handful of the nearly limitless variety of products that are designed for the Internet of Things. What all these devices share in common, aside from a connectivity to the Internet and a user interface, is the need for competent designers who understand electronics, user experience, and the manufacturing process. Cad Crowd is here to help you with all of these.

Nowhere else will you find the comprehensive product design and development services that you'll find at Cad Crowd. This is especially important for highly integrated technologies that those designed for the IoT, where several different kinds of expertise are required to design a truly viable product. 

We connect clients with expert design and engineering freelancers for projects of any size and scope. Rather than spending days flipping through CVs and bids, let Cad Crowd take care of the hiring for you. We'll connect you directly with top-tier freelancers who have been vetted and pre-qualified. These are top-ranking designers that we have worked with in the past, and who have a demonstrated their reliability and expertise.

Get a free quote today. We'll review your project description, and select the best candidates from our roster of over 12,000 freelance designers. 

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Our freelancers are available for both long-term and short-term contracts, depending upon the requirements of your project. Our services extend beyond the realm of design, too, making Cad Crowd a one-stop-shop for all your product development needs. We help clients with patent searches and applications, contract manufacturing, and we even do crowdsourced design competitions for those interested in open innovation. 

Whatever you need, we're here to help. Submit your project for a free estimate today, and connect to world-class freelance CAD designers.

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