Designing the IoT Sandbox

Joep Frens, Bastiaan van Hout, Mathias Funk, Joep Le Blanc

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This pictorial describes the design and design process of the IoT Sandbox: a (scale model of a) smart home which is equipped with actuators and a modular interface that controls the smart home. This modular interface can respond to changes in the functionality of the smart home whereby it offers unique possibilities for designers to explore different avenues of physically rich interaction in domestic personal spaces. We demonstrate that also physically rich interfaces can respond adequately to the dynamics of home IoT systems. We conclude with insight from the design process and a concise discussion and outlook to future work.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2018 Designing Interactive Systems Conference
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-5198-0
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2018
Event2018 Designing Interactive Systems Conference, (DIS2018) - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 9 Jun 201813 Jun 2018


Conference2018 Designing Interactive Systems Conference, (DIS2018)
Abbreviated titleDIS2018
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong


  • Interactive architecture
  • Interface design
  • Internet of Things
  • Physical interaction


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