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A look at UX, personas, and intent-based networking for the IoT edge

It’s easy getting entranced by Internet of Things (IoT) technology. Don’t get me wrong, I love the technology as much as any other technophile, but at the end of the day, enterprise IoT solutions only have value if they empower people — all sorts of people — to make meaningful and valuable changes to business processes or drive product and services innovation. MachNation, an IoT platform test lab, spends a lot of time evaluating best-in-class […]

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User experience (UX) testing for IoT platforms

MachNation has been asked by IoT platform vendors to help improve the user experience (UX) of their platforms by completing UX testing. MachNation’s hands-on testing of IoT platforms in our test lab allows us to provide unique insights into best-in-class platform UX. Vendors’ platforms with best-in-class UX will find more commercial success than vendors with poor UX. Research article (publicly available): In order to improve a platform’s UX, we have to understand the types of […]

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Usability: IoT Platform Comparison from MachNation MIT-E

MachNation IoT Test Environment (MIT-E) is an IoT platform test and comparison lab run by MachNation. In MIT-E, MachNation tests, scores and summarizes the quality of platform features and usability characteristics. MachNation conducts 71 tests (referred to as tasks in MachNation nomenclature) across 9 evaluation categories. Currently tested evaluation categories include access control, analytics, comprehensive evaluation, data management, device management, event processing, external integration, monitoring and usability. This document focuses on usability. MachNation ran 7 […]

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