Class 10 Reading Notes-Ting

  • About Temboo – Our Mission
    https://temboo.com/about
    • temboo is a hardware to cloud connection software toolkit, so it’s a internet-of-things company. It’s worth mentioning that Temboo mentioned specifically “universities” in its client section of the about page, indirectly hinting its demographics as being less tech-savy and itself being more of a easy to use toolkit for beginners and less tech centric companies to build their perhaps lower end IoT solutions.

  • Using Temboo and your LaunchPad to build your own Internet of Things – ConnecTIng Wirelessly – Blogs – TI E2E Community
    https://e2e.ti.com/blogs_/b/connecting_wirelessly/archive/2014/09/24/using-temboo-and-your-launchpad-to-build-your-own-internet-of-things
    • it is explained better here as Temboo is a platform that bridge hardware to “over a hundred different API, database, and code utilities”, so it’s an API universal adaptor if you will, so the benefit is in reduction of development time, and it sounds a lot like the iFTTT for IoT people.
    • Another thing to note here is its connectivity to LaunchPad and MCU which stands for micro-controller unit, which is a small computer on a single integrated circuit, often used in automatically controlled products and devices, so a perfect link for IoT on the hardware side

  • Ultra-Contextual Design — UX Articles by UIE
    https://articles.uie.com/contextual_design/
    • the talk of a journey map sounds very similar to a user flow and use case scenario, but here the difference is that the product/program is “smart” because it is equipped with sensors and able to adapt to different contexts rather than having one designed context baked in.
    • the author also mentioned ABS and smart home electronics to as examples of such context aware products.
    • But the article stop shortly right afterwards and leaves a lot to be desired. The “context” being used here are really meant to be the “context” of the product/sensor, rather than the “context” of the user, so how does that affect design? What are the privacy implications in relation to connectivity and cloud services? What about failure conditions and backup plans?

  • The ethos of context-aware computing | ACM Interactions
    http://interactions.acm.org/archive/view/july-august-2015/the-ethos-of-context-aware-computing
    • it’s kind of “refreshing” to read something written so academic and convoluted with even mention of Bruno Latour, Heidegger, Wittgenstein, etc.
    • “Taking an ecological approach to context also makes context-aware technology—in the general, Popperian sense—a vision as ambitious as artificial general intelligence is.” that’s indeed a very ambitious way of looking at things, yet as the author points out, it’s mostly just educated guesses at this point, so it’s more realistic for context-aware tech to compliment and support rather than replacing human thinking.
    • “ecology of ideas”

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