From design-oriented research to research-inspired design: Co-constructing intelligent environments & cultivating research into science-fiction prototypes

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Abstract

Intelligent environment is the co-operation between people and the environment when the technological offering is composed in a way that it is obvious to the people. The intelligence is not a quality of people, technology or the environment, but the ecosystem they construct. At best, IE is the co-operation between people and the environment when the technological offering is composed in a way that it is obvious to the people. Currently it is seen important that the environments are constructed piecemeal and supplemented when necessary. In my PhD I have studied how the IE ecosystems are co-constructed with people in a do-it-yourself fashion. The design-oriented research aims to build prototypes and is extremely fulfilling. Yet, as a designer I have the in-build urge to apply the knowledge - and further change and improve things. Therefore, in my PhD work I use science fiction prototypes as design outcome of IE research work that go beyond the research, provide long-term solutions for the technology, and introduce new opportunities and designs applicable in near or distant future. These prototypes have a societal mission and they address the needs of the people who truly own the domains.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAalto Research Day 2013
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings
PublisherAalto University
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-60-5291-5
ISBN (Print)978-952-60-5290-8
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventAalto Research Day 2013: Research with Impact - Espoo, Finland
Duration: 26 Sep 2013 → …

Conference

ConferenceAalto Research Day 2013
CountryFinland
CityEspoo
Period26/09/13 → …

Keywords

  • intelligent environment (IE)
  • design-oriented research
  • research-inspired design

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