Future lighting systems at home : interaction concept for frequent and sporadic bathroom lighting control

A.A. Lucero Vera, Tatiana Lashina

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Abstract

Advancements in lighting technology, namely through achievements in solid-state lighting, e.g. LEDs (light emitting diodes), have expanded the horizon of possibilities artificial lighting has to offer. As these lighting systems become increasingly complex, it is crucial to find intuitive ways of interaction for domestic users, enabling them to control lighting in a flexible and simple way. This paper discusses the participatory design and usability evaluation of an interactive lighting controller for the bathroom. The interaction concept has been created based on the results of an ethnographic study conducted by means of Cultural Probes and Workshops with representative end-users. In the final evaluation the interaction concept was rated highly on its perceived usefulness and ease-of-use. The participants successfully interpreted the metaphors used in the design to present the functionality provided by the system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, IASTED-HCI 2005 : November 14 - 16, 2005, Phoenix, USA
EditorsM.H. Hamza
Place of PublicationAnaheim
PublisherACTA Press
ISBN (Print)0-88986-533-7
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event1st IASTED International Conference on Human Computer Interaction (IASTED-HCI 2005) - Phoenix, United States
Duration: 14 Nov 200516 Nov 2005
Conference number: 1

Conference

Conference1st IASTED International Conference on Human Computer Interaction (IASTED-HCI 2005)
Abbreviated titleIASTED-HCI 2005
CountryUnited States
CityPhoenix
Period14/11/0516/11/05

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    Lucero Vera, A. A., & Lashina, T. (2005). Future lighting systems at home : interaction concept for frequent and sporadic bathroom lighting control. In M. H. Hamza (Ed.), Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, IASTED-HCI 2005 : November 14 - 16, 2005, Phoenix, USA ACTA Press.