The internet has affected every sphere of our lives and nearly every person is dependent on it in one way or the other. Organizations are using the Internet as a powerful communication medium that helps them extend their geographical reach. Every organization wants to make its presence felt in cyberspace so that its products and services can be conveniently utilized by the customer. More and more customers are relying on the internet to utilize services provided by hospitals, universities, airports, banks, retailers, hotels, utility service providers and logistics companies. Enterprises have designed their websites in a way that the customer can buy products within the comfort of their homes. Now, organizations are all poised to harness the power of smart sensors and technologies embedded in the user devices like mobile phones and other consumer durables. Internet of Things (IoT) or the inter-networking of smart devices will be playing a key role in taking eCommerce to the next level.
IoT will change web development
Every person with a smartphone has experienced IoT at some point or the other. For instance, the auto-notification system that sends messages based on a person’s mobile phone location can be considered a most basic application of IoT. Another basic application is the auto-updating of a business database on the basis of movement of RFID-tagged assets within the company premises. In the near future, businesses will be seen using a combination of sensor and wireless technologies to track the customer’s buying behavior. On the other hand, customers will use IoT technologies to automatically avail customized products and personalized services. Use of sensors and analytics will enable people to track their health as well as control their home appliances. The complex communication system will drastically change the process of web development. Out of the large number of things impacted by IoT, web designing will be one of the key areas that will be radically affected by the future developments.
IoT and User Interfaces
The successful implementation of any IoT system depends on two key elements: the user interface and the user experience. Since, the data acquired from the interaction between the devices will be accessible on a device screen, web designers will be required to build great user interfaces. Web designers will need to design user interfaces for a large number of networked devices with different screen sizes and resolutions. Moreover, these devices will be running on different platforms. It becomes imperative that web designers enhance the user experience by designing responsive user interface based on the user devices and environments. Designers are already developing responsive websites for mobile devices. In the future, they will need to design responsive interfaces for other types of devices that form the IoT.
Web Designing will become complex