An interactive and adaptive building layer : strategies for allowing people to become advanced building-users

Santo, Yasu (2012) An interactive and adaptive building layer : strategies for allowing people to become advanced building-users. In Farrell, Vivienne, Farrell, Graham, Chua, Caslon, Huang, Weidong, Vasa, Raj, & Woodward, Clinton (Eds.) Proceedings of the 24th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference (OzCHI 2012), Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, VIC, pp. 521-529.

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This paper reports outcomes of a pilot study to develop a conceptual framework to allow people to retrofit a building-layer to gain better control of their own built- environments. The study was initiated by the realisation that discussions surrounding the improvement of building performances tend to be about top-down technological solutions rather than to help and encourage bottom-up involvement of building-users. While users are the ultimate beneficiaries and their feedback is always appreciated, their direct involvements in managing buildings would often be regarded as obstruction or distraction. This is largely because casual interventions by uninformed building-users tend to disrupt the system. Some earlier researches showed however that direct and active participation of users could improve the building performance if appropriate training and/or systems were introduced. We also speculate this in long run would also make the built environment more sustainable. With this in mind, we looked for opportunities to retrofit our own office with an interactive layer to study how we could introduce ad-hoc systems for building-users. The aim of this paper is to describe our vision and initial attempts followed by discussion.

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ID Code: 55549
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Interactive Systems, Adaptive Architecture, Retrofit, Ad-hoc, Scenario, Participation
DOI: 10.1145/2414536.2414617
ISBN: 978-1-4503-1438-1
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 ACM
Deposited On: 12 Dec 2012 01:07
Last Modified: 10 May 2013 03:37

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