Shreya Ratakonda

Diploma Project The Companions Project – Design Strategy for connected Device Ecosystem
Krishnesh Mehta

Samsung Research and Development Institute India

The project is an interpretation of the concept of the Internet of Things in the context of intelligent device ecosystems. It is a design strategy project that aims to find a way to bridge the growing gap between device offerings and user needs in the present, the near future, and beyond.This project depict show design needs to be in the forefront of innovation management, and how design can make a difference.Through research, a growing need for devices that can cognitively care and respond to their user needs was identified, and a strategy was developed to address the same. The findings were summed up to arrive at a design direction, which re-defined the idea of companionate devices as devices that know how to care.