The process focuses on analyzing, mapping, and interpreting technology, but we don't forget the user. The
megatrends of our society and our users' individual needs are essential factors during the development of use
cases. With Gardner Hype Cycle, Technology Readiness Levels, Megatrend Map, Szenario Analysis, Lead Users, and
many more tools, you can begin your process around new technology. The tools mentioned help to devise tangible
applications and user groups.
To illustrate this process, I have developed a bottle that measures water consumption, an irrigation system
that relies only on water and light, and a mobile guidance system. All artefacts are based on solar technology
that recovers energy from artificial light.
The process resulted in three artifacts with completely separate user groups. The process enables solutions
based on the same technology for different users, unlike a user-centered approach that deals with different
technologies restricted to one user group. While user-centered approaches are essential for designers, this
new process allows us to approach technology differently.