Arto Valtonen; Björn Wessman , pp. 57. Inst. för arbetsvetenskap/Dept. Human Work Science, 2001.
In this Bachelor Thesis (20 p.), we present the history and development of "Intelligent Houses", and most important- explore some of the future possibilities in this area.
The project has been carried out through an interdisciplinary cooperation between three different educations at the Blekinge Institute of Technology.
By conducting a dialogue with various actors with different professions, we have been trying to identify needs within the concept of "Intelligent Houses", were the end user is not only the tenant or homeowner.
Through Participatory Design methods, such as a Future Workshop, we have brought the users together to discuss their own and each others needs and hindrances in their respective work practice, and how intelligent house technology could improve their work conditions.
We have also been testing a highly sophisticated CO/CO2/Moisture/Temperature/Enthalpy multi-sensor & controller, originally developed for regulating indoor climate systems.
Based on the needs we have found in our fieldwork, we have been looking at possibilities to make multi user solutions with the sensor.
Björn Wessman, tfn: 0457-12726