“Can things design things? Can they become part of the design process? Can the Internet of Things turn every situation of use into a potential design situation?” Prof. Giaccardi asks in her TEDx talk. The answer is ‘yes.’ Currently, design and manufacturing processes are centred around factors such as cost-effectiveness and optimal design. But there are more opportunities these days to design products that are radically innovative. What we need to acknowledge is that ‘things’ have a different opinion on how they would like to be designed. What designers would call the misuse of a product is an untapped resource for innovation. Watch the video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Z0mVcV1EgA