A Simple Framework for Designing IoT Products

PTC IoT Series, Microcourse #2
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  • Lectures 13
  • Length 37 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 2/2016 English

Course Description

This is the second course in the PTC IoT Series. It focuses on describing a simple framework for designing IoT products. In particular, we will provide you with a basic understanding of how IoT products are designed and describe the associated implications for business strategy and product development. By the end of the course you will use this design process to create a new IoT business concept.

The course in intended to be completed within 3-4 hours. We include academic research, industry case studies, and incorporate eLearning best practices in order to provide you with an engaging and worthwhile learning experience.

If you want to get a basic understanding of how Internet of Things products are created without jumping into detailed R&D this course if for you. This course has been tested with hundreds of people ranging from students to industry executives.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Know how to identify five essential elements of a smart, connected product
  • Understand the business implications of smart, connected products
  • Use a design framework to create IoT product concepts
  • Access leading industry research and resources

Who is the target audience?

  • This IoT course is designed for people who want to learn a simple design strategy for designing IoT products
  • This course is especially pertinent to business decision makers, designers, product developers, information technologists, and other learners in the technology innovation space

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Section 1: Your Project

This lecture describes the presentations, demos and use cases that are shared in this course, A Simple Framework for Designing IoT Products.

Course Materials

This vignette gives insight into how IoT enabled drones are used in the farming industry.


This lecture describes the essential elements of a smart, connected product: physical infrastructure, sensors, connectivity, analytics, and apps.


This lecture describes challenges associated with designing smart, connected products.


This lecture describes opportunities associated with designing smart, connected products.


This use case describes the smart, connected product layers of an augmented reality (AR) product.


This use case describes the smart, connected product layers of a bicycle.


This lecture describes the steps and associated resources need to complete the course IoT project.

Warm up activity
4 pages
Check your knowledge
10 questions

Share your IoT Product Pitch on PTC's online community.

Certificate of Completion
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Instructor Biography

Ayora Berry, Instructor at PTC

My work focuses on merging research, design and business in education settings. A good chunk of my experience has been working with K-12 and college students as a teacher, researcher, trainer, and designer. Recently my work has expanded to include product development and education for industry with a big focus on the Internet of Things.

Instructor Biography

Alyssa Walker, Instructor at PTC Inc.

As an instructional designer and educator, I’ve worked in education and product development for the past 9 years and am excited to bring the two worlds together to empower student and teacher innovation. My current work focuses on designing and developing both classroom and online learning experiences to help learners of all ages be more informed, active participants in the world of IoT.

Instructor Biography

Dr. Jordan Cox, Instructor at PTC Inc.

I have spent the last 30 years working in industry and academe as a mechanical engineer and professor. I specialize in product development, engineering design & analysis. But my passion is teaching. Having taught in the university setting for 25 years I now create educational programs and instructional experiences for industry and education.

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