White Knights of the Smart City

Tiina Kymäläinen (Corresponding author), F Sahar, J Palviainen

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    In this paper we will demonstrate how a science fiction storyboard was used as a means for delivering and discussing future technology and design innovations. We present a case in which an illustrated storyboard exemplified the interactions of an experienced-centered technology design concept - a winter caretaking system for a smart city and two devices that could assist its citizens. In the science fiction introduced, the emphasis is on the experience-centered design approach, particularly experiences relating to nurture, sympathy and control
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationWorkshop Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Intelligent Environments
    PublisherIOS Press
    ISBN (Print)978-1-61499-410-7 , 978-1-61499-411-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    Event2014 International Conference on Intelligent Environments, IE 2014 - Shanghai, China
    Duration: 30 Jun 20144 Jul 2014

    Publication series

    SeriesAmbient Intelligence and Smart Environments


    Conference2014 International Conference on Intelligent Environments, IE 2014
    Abbreviated titleIE 2014


    • Science-fiction prototype
    • storyboard
    • intelligent city
    • user experiencedesign
    • experience-centered design


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