As fast as the user experience evolves so does the world around it.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is coming, and whether you think your washing machine needs Twitter integration or not, our day to day interactions with technology are forming a digital mesh around us.
The net step for UX and its application then is taking the IoT through to the Experience of Things.
Positive emotion and loyalty are excellent benchmarks of good UX, but now we must look at how that is achieved in a 'post-screen' era, where everything from the toaster to the toilet will be able to communicate in a digital network.
The adoption of screen-less devices is seen as a step towards more devices forgoing the traditional interface, potentially relying on sensors or other inputs, giving us a whole new wealth of UX challenges.
It may not seem obvious now, but UX and IoT are linked, and these links will grow ever stronger as time goes on - with UX taking on an entirely different meaning.That's the word from George Malim and Frank Palermo, who speculate in a recent post that as IoT advances, screens will increasingly go away. "Screens belong in the past," they state. "UX design is no longer about designing for a screen, but about designing for the integrated context."