There is a lot more to think about when designing IoT end point devices than simply embedding and connecting them. Believe it or not there’s actually seven things that should be considered during the actual design phase. The following article does a really good job of pointing out these considerations. The article also provides some really helpful strategies and techniques, courtesy of IoT vendor partners who specialize in these specific areas of sensor technology.
Design has been called “a formal response to a strategic question.” In an IoT context, the device is the embodiment of what strategic questions a business is considering as it pursues its use case, from cost strategy to security, to plans for what-if scenarios and how the device will be decommissioned at the end of its life.