When smart can be dumb
There are a lot of “smart devices” becoming available today for your home that come in all shapes and sizes packed with all sorts of technology. However, having lots of functionality but being impossible to use or not solving a real problem for you means these devices aren’t so smart after all.
In order to classify a product as smart, it needs to:
- Solve a real problem that you care about
- Be incredibly simple to use
- Give you a delightful experience
When evaluating this new wave of smart products for your home, remember these criteria. If it meets these, then it’s probably a good bet that it will make your life easier and you’ll want to buy more similar products. Unfortunately, right now there are more products that do lots of stuff but don’t meet these criteria. But that will change.