Print Email Facebook Twitter Smartphone controlled home environments Title Smartphone controlled home environments Author Lee, S. Contributor Pasman, G. (mentor) Vermeeren, A.P.O.S. (mentor) Faculty Industrial Design Engineering Department Industrial Design Programme Master of Science Design for Interaction Date 2016-03-18 Abstract This master thesis “Smartphone controlled home environments” aimed the integration of gesture control in the context of Smart living. Gesture control as one of the Natural User Interface, shows a limited usage, by mainly being used in the entertainment industry. The property of gesture control was seen to be potential to contribute to smart living, thus this thesis was initiated to seek to introduce gesture control in a smart living context. The final design is a smartphone gesture library that offers twelve functions which allow the control of home appliances and smartphone. The functions include; Wake up the device, Make a call, Answer a call, Snooze a call, Reject a call, Launch the messenger, Activate the camera, Launch the recorder, Snooze an alarm, Turn off an alarm, Launch the music app, and Start remote control. The Start remote control function allows the home appliance control applicable to blinds/curtains, lighting, speaker, and thermostat. The gestures are designed to be intuitive, based on the design strategy: be a part of original actions, resemble customs or personal rituals. It reduces steps of interactions by being part of original actions. This supports automation and smart living. Lastly, the gestures are natural. Designed subtle or not noticeable, the use of gestures does not raise any social awkwardness. In the final evaluation test, the final design earned positive feedback from the participants. In conclusion, this master thesis, “Smartphone controlled home environments” achieved an interaction design that shapes user’s life smarter, by providing intuitive and effortless gesture control realized through a smartphone that applies to both of the smartphone and home environments. Subject gesturegesture controlinteractionsmartphonesmart livinginteraction designhuman-computer-interactiondesign To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:8f208ea7-a3ae-4bb2-9388-015854b996d4 Access restriction Campus only Part of collection Student theses Document type master thesis Rights (c) 2016 Lee, S.