Watson IoT Platform Personas

Personas is a design tool to set design focus on the empathy of the users. A rich persona gallery has been researched across out sponsors for the Watson IoT Platform. This article summarizes the IoT personas and deep-dive into Sally the IoT System Operator.

IoT Edge Preview 2 Design

Preview 2 is the first available beta for the new Watson IoT Platform Edge capabilities. This article describes the design objectives and the user experience design for this preview version of IoT Edge.

Design Research on IoT Edge

IoT Edge devices are specific hardware sensors, controllers, or other industrial devices residing on generally live on the edge of the network. Edge devices are creating a challenge for systems integrators building cloud-based applications which rely on receiving information from IoT devices at the edge, such as message/network protocols, bandwidth requirements, redundant data reporting and data routing/orchestration.

Information Management Design

Information Management capabilities define abstractions for devices and things, exposing state and stage change events and insulate application in an IoT solution from data change and the instrumentation of devices into aggregates of logical things.

IoT Security Heartbeat Design

IoT Security Heartbeat iPad Application demonstrates how existing IBM products in the IoT and Security portfolios are providing better insights and responses to security threats using a Operational Dashboard.

Design Research on IoT Developer Experience

Design research for an improved developer experience in the Watson IoT Platform.

Help Hub Design

The Help Hub design provides a simple on-boarding experience for new users of the IoT platform. The design creates a seamless learning experience, guiding users and allowing them to form a mental model of the IoT platform and its resources.

Simulated Devices Design

The Device Simulator design in Watson IoT Platform enables developers to build and test the IoT applications without deploying physical devices beforehand. Developers can simulate the existing registered devices or whole new devices.

Device Activity Policy Design

The Device Activity Policy design in the Watson IoT platform enables users to define the messaging intervals of healthy devices and track compliance to such Risk and Security Policy settings.

Design Research on IoT Device Activity

Design research on metrics for an device activity and device health policy in the Watson IoT Platform.

Compliance Reporting Design

The Compliance Reporting design in the Watson IoT platform enables users to drill into the current state and history of devices to investigate root-cause of compliance to Risk and Security Policy settings.

IoT Gateway Design

Gateways are a special class of devices in the Watson IoT Platform which serves as access points for devices without IP communication capabilities. This articles summarizes the design concept, use-cases an UX design for IoT Gateways.

Custom Device Management Design

Custom Device Management Commands opens up the standard MQTT Device Management commands for extensions and allows partners to integrate a richer vocabulary of commands into the Watson IoT Platform. This article summarizes the design concepts and the UX design for custom commands.

Risk and Security Management Design

Risk and Security Management in the Watson IoT Platform ensures that organizations who deploy and manage IoT devices have control and visibility to the compliance of policies that keep IoT deployments safe and secure. This article summarizes the Risk Management design and explores Adam the IoT Security Operator  persona.

Access Control Design

Access Control is part of operational security and provides control and management of roles that define the permissions of actions on the resources in the Watson IoT Platform. The article summarized the design concepts for access control and the predefined and custom roles.

Getting Started with Watson IoT Edge Gateways

Think 2018

This DevZone Lab session explores the steps to configure and connect a Raspberry Pi device to run as a IoT Edge Gateway connected to the Watson IoT Platform.

Simulating Devices in Watson IoT Platform

Think 2018

This DevZone Lab session presents how to simulate devices connecting to the Watson IoT Platform  without using any physical devices.

Getting Started with Watson IoT Platform Data Management

Think 2018

This DevZone Lab session presents how to use Watson IoT Platform Data Management to transform and normalize data from connected devices.

Watson IoT Platform Risk And Security Management

Think 2018

This DevZone Lab session explores the Risk and Security Management capability in Watson Internet of Things platform, including a new Device Activity Policy and Drill-In Reports.

What the heck is a THING - Device abstractions and thing aggregation for Internet of Things

Technical Leadership Exchange 2017

This session presents the new Information Management capabilities in the Watson IoT Platform for device abstractions and things aggregation that is the bases for the Digital Twin work for IoT.

Playing back the Watson IoT Platform design

IBM Interconnect 2016

This customer roundtable session introduced the IBM Design Thinking methodology, the platform personas and use-cases explored in the IoT design. The discussion was framed around a discussion on our design objectives, also know as Hills, and play back the user experiences design using the IBM IoT Platformon Bluemix.

Watson IoT Platform Risk and Security Management Lab

IBM Interconnect 2017

This lab will explore the new Risk and Security Management capability in Watson Internet of Things platform. Get hands-on experience on connecting devices, configuring client and server certificates, managing connection policies and tracking compliance to the configured security policies. Review the Risk and Security Management user experience and provide feedback on the usability of the design.

Design Round-Table – Internet of Things Platform Design

IBM Interconnect 2017

The IBM Watson Internet of Things design team is continuously researching usage patterns, use- cases and experiences with the Watson IoT Platform. This round table session will present and discuss the IoT Platform capabilities and the design roadmap for 2017. Attendees will share their feedback and experiences with the IoT platform and discuss needs and requests for design enhancements.

Design Round-Table – Internet of Things Risk and Security Design

IBM Interconnect 2017

The Watson IoT Platform design puts users first in researching your usage patterns, use cases and needs. This roundtable session presents and discusses the IoT Platform Risk and Security Management experience. Share your insights, needs, wants and requests for managing risk and security on devices and things in the IBM Watson Internet of Things Platform!

Design Round-Table – Internet of Things Information Management Design

IBM Interconnect 2017

The Watson IoT Platform design puts users first in researching your usage patterns, use cases and needs. This roundtable session presents and discusses the IoT Platform Information Management experience. Share your insights, needs, wants and requests for managing the information and programming model on devices and things in the IBM Watson Internet of Things Platform!

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