Designers of Things Conference
December 2-3, 2015 San Jose, CA

DoT will cover aspects of the design, development and business of wearable tech, 3D printing and application of IoT. Sample topics include:


Internet of Things:

Developing for IoT Devices:

IoT devices require embedded software development and low-power design.

  • Low power communication protocols
  • Options for open source and software platforms
  • Coding best practices
  • Low-Power designs
  • Latest development & coding trends
  • Integration with smartphones
  • Interface design

Developing for Wearable Devices:

Wearable tech needs software development and low-power design.

  • Customization with Biometrics
  • Compelling apps designed with wearables' special features in mind
  • Adapting from smartphones to wearables
  • Interface design

Design Principles:

Impressive design has become just as important as the functionality.

  • Wearables: Fashion meets function
  • Unique design challenges for embedded IoT devices and wearables
  • Designing with new materials (e.g. - smart fabrics)
  • Integrating Electrical architecture
  • Elements of a compelling design
  • Serving software needs


Discuss the latest developments in quantified self and lifestyle devices.

  • Wearable computing
  • Smart Clothing
  • Medical/Healthcare, Fitness
  • Home Management & Security
  • Transportation (Vehicle to Vehicle, Vehicle to Infrastructure)
  • Specific design & development considerations for healthcare

IoT and Wearable Connectivity:

The integration of the Internet of Things and wearable devices with the Physical World.

  • Bluetooth (Smart and LE)
  • NFC
  • GPS
  • Open Standards: (6lowpan, IPv6, COAP)
  • Interoperability
  • Interfacing between similar devices
  • Interfacing between broader networks

The Business View of the IoT:

Did you bring your idea to market – either successfully or not? Walk the audience through the journey to Product Launch.

  • Best practices
  • Lessons learned
  • Funding & monetization
  • Manufacturing
  • Patents
  • Market entrance
  • Distribution
  • Case studies
  • “Pitch” coaching workshops

3D Printing:

Beyond Prototyping:

Expand the conversation around applications of 3D printing.

  • Medical
  • Commercial Printing
  • Desktop Printing
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace

Designing in 3D:

Take your project from concept to reality.

  • Workflow
  • Modeling
  • CAD
  • Scanning

Networked Objects:

The integration of Internet of Things into 3D printed objects.

  • Embedded Hardware/Firmware
  • 3D Printed Codes
  • Terahertz Technologies


The following passes will get you access to the DoT program: