Publications in Scientific Journals:

S. Chien, A. Mahdavi:
"Requirement Specification And Prototyping For User Interfaces Of Buildings' Environmental Controls";
www.itcon.org - Journal of Information Technology in Construction, ITcon Vol. 14 (2009) (2009), 14; 642 - 653.

English abstract:
Occupant control actions in a building (i.e. user interactions with environmental systems for
heating, cooling, ventilation, lighting, etc.) can significantly affect both indoor climate in and the environmental
performance of buildings. Nonetheless, relatively few systematic (long-term and high-resolution) efforts have
been made to observe and analyze the means and patterns of such user-system interactions with building
systems. Specifically, the necessary requirements for the design and testing of hardware and software systems
for user-system interfaces have not been formulated in a rigorous and reliable manner. This paper includes an
exploration of the requirements of interfaces for user-systems interactions in sentient buildings. The outcome of
this effort serves as a starting point for developing a new generation of user interface products to promote
higher levels of connectivity between occupants and sentient environments.

sentient buildings, user interface, environmental controls

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