What is that beautiful house?

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Talk on domestic technologies and DIT smart homes, given at Cognitive Cities conference, Berlin Feb 26-27 2011.

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  • Great blaze of heaven - start from potential of amazing worlds, winnowed down to mundane things\n
  • Robot as smart home - smart home = interconnected, full of interactive technologies. Built as top down test sites. \n\n
  • 1920 - middle classes: shortage of domestic servants; electrically powered sewing machines, vacuum cleaners etc introduced - one person (woman) can do it. Spring cleaning with electricity!\n
  • 1930 - proportion of people with mains electricity risen. more work actually done - if thing is easier, you’ll do it more often, (clean floors etc). Already technology controls.\n
  • 5. 1960s - more women starting to go out to work. kettles, toasters, cookers, labour saving devices. Central heating/thermostats more commonplace.\n\n
  • 6. 1990s - teleworking - work moves back into the home.\n
  • Technology will not save us. Smart homes not designed around users: we can be stupid or not have knowledge (we can buy new kettle if it breaks - what if entire house breaks?). Makes very big assumptions about levels of knowledge, and who frames that knowledge. But technology can be stupid - unintuitive, not designed specifcally for us. Toaster might not want to go to office.\n
  • \nOffice technologies don’t work in home and different dynamics. \n
  • Multiple users with different needs - already discussed.\n
  • From http://www.flickr.com/photos/p_x_g/3098407835/sizes/z/in/photostream/\n
  • 7. Old houses.Started in 1876, used to be guest house. 1900 - converted into a theatre. WWII - Nazis used as place to collect stuff from Jewish people. Closed in 1986.\n
  • Expensive to build from scratch.\n
  • People like their homes, no someone elses.\n
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  • different test environments\n
  • Kit. Not just code - but phsyical stuff too.\n
  • Expertise - biases of technologists.\n
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  • What is that beautiful house?

    1. What is that beautiful house? Georgina Voss @gsvoss
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 It is interesting to think of the great blaze of heaven that we winnow down to animal shapes and kitchen tools (Don DeLillo)
    3. ‘Smart Homes’Phenomenal technologyItty-bitty living space Credit: stephendann
    4. 1920s – You can’t get the staff these days
    5. 1930s – Less work means more workCredit: whitewallbuick
    6. 1960s: Rise of the gadgetCredit: foxtongue
    7. Credit: ilamont 1990s – Home is Work is Home
    8. Technology will not save youcredit: aprily
    9. Families are not structured like organisationscredit: p_x_g
    10. Domes&c
user
(likes
beards)credit: p_x_g
    11. Domes&c
user
(likes
tartan)credit: p_x_g
    12. Lots of houses are old. Older than you.credit: sararichards
    13. Building a house from scratch = MULTI-EURO++credit: mdpettitt
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 No matter how dreary and grey our homes are, we people of flesh and blood would rather live there than in any other country, be it ever so beautiful. (L Frank Baum)
    15. ‘Homesense’ Project @home_sense How can we help peoplebuild their own smart homes? Tinker London, EDF R&D Lancaster University, UCL
    16. Six homes Apartments, houses Rented, owned Alone, housemates, partners, children (No cats)credit: paulsimpson1976
    17. You have the bricks and mortar Let us give you something shinier
    18. ProximateExpertise
    19. David Théo DanielAlso: Dave Gareth Hwa Simon
    20. GENEVA: Playful + Thoughtful (Sound detector)
    21. LETTERKENNY: Work + Concentration
 (Drinks
coaster)
    22. LONDON/ONE: Playful + Seasonal (Trick or Treat?)
    23. LONDON/TWO:
Secret
and
‘Less
Boring’
    24. PARIS: Trial and error Radio (radio sensor)
    25. ManchesterMANCHESTER: Timely + Local(Santa detector)
    26. 

No matter how dreary and grey our homes are, we people of flesh and blood would rather live there than in any other country, be it ever so beautiful. (L Frank Baum)
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No matter how dreary and grey our homes are, we people of flesh and blood would rather live there than in any other country, be it ever so beautiful. There is no place like home. (L Frank Baum)
    28. Thank-you!www.homesenseproject.com @gsvoss gsvoss@gmail.com

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