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Thesis Info

LABS ID
00010
Title
DESIGN FOR AN INTERCONNECTED WORLD: HOME LIGHTING AS AN IMMERSIVE INTERACTIVE SYSTEM
Author
Florian Vollmer
2nd Author
3rd Author
Degree
Master of Industrial Design
Year
2003
Number of Pages
178
University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Thesis Supervisor
Prof. Dr. Lorraine Justice; Prof. Diane Gromala; Prof. David Ringholz
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Language(s) of Thesis
English
Department / Discipline
Industrial Design
Languages Familiar to Author
German, English
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Keywords
Industrial Design, HCI, Interaction Design
Abstract: 200-400 words
Industrial Design is a profession in transformation. The information age changes the way design is thought and practiced. Industrial Designers have to collaborate with a growing number of professions. The emergence of smart objects or those with embedded technology change the perception of objects. Aesthetics, symbolic and affective factors can improve usability. The fields of Industrial Design (ID) and Human Computer Interaction (HCI) are dealing with similar problem sets: user-centered design and networked object. The collaboration of the two fields is proposed in this document from an ID perspective, and a tool to facilitate user-centered collaboration, named DesignScape model, is developed. The integrative design of the analog (3D) and the digital (2D) is proposed and a structure for that, 2.5D Design, is given within the DesignScape model. The design of an advanced lighting control system was chosen to apply the theoretical findings. The developed design models are applied to the iterative design process of the applied part of the thesis, and their value assessed. By integrating analog and digital elements a seamless, experience- centered, immersive interaction system is created.