To continue our series on ubiquitious computing, we look to the book, "Smart Things, by Mike Kuniavsky.
"Smart Things presents a problem-solving approach to addressing
designers' needs and concentrates on process, rather than
technological detail, to keep from being quickly outdated. It pays
close attention to the capabilities and limitations of the medium in
question and discusses the tradeoffs and challenges of design in a
commercial environment. Divided into two sections, frameworks and
techniques, the book discusses broad design methods and case studies
that reflect key aspects of these approaches."
In the meetup, we usually take about 10 minutes to write our favorite
topics on some stickies (as many as we want) and go around the table, 1
stickie per person, until all the stickies have been addressed. This
way, everyone gets a chance to say something about the topic.