The very notion of designing and building a meaningful IoT device is super exciting. In order to maximize the odds for success in in doing this, it’s important to remember the basics. It starts with a sound business case, and includes many other critical elements from competent project management, to tapping into the right engineers for the design team, to staying within budget parameters and meeting deadlines. But these are just a few of the necessary ingredients required to ensure success. The article that follows does a very good job of outlining the six most important steps to take when designing and developing an IoT solution.

As IoT solutions become more ubiquitous, there’s a natural weeding out of the good ideas from those with poor value propositions. Beyond the simplest applications, the highest value opportunities involve increasingly complex systems. For example, smart cities will feature IoT-connected surveillance, automated transportation, smarter energy management systems, and environmental monitoring. In healthcare, IoT monitoring of vital signs will help patients avoid infections and assist in earlier care of medical conditions. All these IoT solutions need to be implemented in a manner highly cognizant of and protected from evolving security concerns.

Complex IoT solutions require more attention to product design details. Common mistakes companies make when they embark on an IoT product design project can delay or even cripple implementation. Here are six IoT design mistakes to avoid for successful IoT product development.

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