This article is well worth reflecting on. It raises the spectre that the so-called “internet of things” won’t prove out to be as ubiquitous as predicted. Using a one=size fits all template that does not not consider multiple home-dwellers and making controls more visible rather giving them more intelligence to regulate themselves in the background seems to be two of the underlying reasons.
Perhaps I might add another reason for consideration. The web may not be ideal or particularly effective in a consumer sense when it comes to what are effectively utility functions. It is in area of creativity and the availability of creative tools (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook etc.) where the digital and consumer world seem to have intersected most successfully. How far off that course will the trajectories of successful future digital/web products really be?