Telecontrol of home equipment: a user interface design study

R. Haakma, J.P.M. Itegem, van

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Abstract

Home systems consist of home equipment connected to a central communication bus. They enable the separation of the actual device from its control centre. Because any ordinary pushbutton telephone can be used for telecontrol of the home system, the locus of control is expanded world-wide. In this paper a design study is presented of a user interface for such a system. Much effort is devoted to reducing the user's memory load, without sacrificing efficiency of use. The way synthetic speech is used to provide feedback is discussed briefly.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)142-148
Number of pages7
JournalIPO Annual Progress Report
Volume27
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

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