Smart Design

Smart Design

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Good product designs merge materials, technology and hardware into a unified user experience; one where the technology recedes into the background and people benefit from the capabilities and experiences available. By focusing on functional gain, critical awareness and emotive connection, even the most multifaceted and complex technology can be made to feel straightforward and become an integral part of daily life. Researchers, designers and developers must understand how to progress or appropriate the right technical and human knowledge to inform their innovations. The 1st International Smart Design conference provides a timely forum and brings together researchers and practitioners to discuss issues, identify challenges and future directions, and share their RaD findings and experiences in the areas of design, materials and technology. This proceedings of the 1st Smart Design conference held at Nottingham Trent University in November 2011 includes summaries of the talks given on topics ranging from intelligent textiles design to pharmaceutical packaging to the impact of social and emotional factors on design choices with the aim of informing and inspiring future application and development of smart design.New housing should be designed and current housing retrofitted to incorporate elements of universal design, visit ability, and accessibility that allow residents to navigate their homes safely and independently, as well as engage in a community that ... a leading-edge Baby Boomer couple to help guide the selection of objects and the design of the exhibition as well as the development of workshops andanbsp;...

Title:Smart Design
Author:Philip Breedon
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-04-10


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