Zero Energy Homes is a Survey project conducted and completed as a course requirement of CS 8803 – Happy Healthy Home for the semester of Spring 2010. It analyzes the concept of a ZEH, conducts a survey to take into account people’s opinion. We also include seven easy steps to convert or build a home with zero energy design.
From the analysis of the survey, we draw some useful inferences that are presented in the following sections. ZEH are said to have a considerable impacton the environment and this project survey considers people’s opinion regarding the same. The concept of a zero energy home is now becoming common, and more and more people have started adapting their home amenities / utilities in a way that abide by the Zero Energy Design.
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Anuja Chockalingam(902 606 234)
Digital Living Network Alliance
The DLNA is about connecting all your equipments together : laptop – TV – digital camera – mobile devices – sound system, so that they can share their content easily.
Watch your picture on your TV, record your shows on your laptop, listen to the music of your iPod on your speakers…
And there are already some devices from various brands that include DLNA certifications!
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From the UbiComp 2009 conference, participants present their works within 60 seconds.
Dr. Eric Paulos introduces his research on measuring and visualizing air quality. Any environmental information can be collected/processed by utilizing ubiquitous computing technologies.
Nancy Ma and her team show their interactive toys for the better health.
Ron Marvin talks about the efforts he made to convert his small apartment into a beautiful home. He has used intelligent choice of paint colors for the walls as well as the entrance way to gie a bigger look to his apartment. His unique taste in lamps and lighting has enhanced the beauty of his place. To our big surprise he reveals that most of the furniture and lamps had been purchased from a flea market!
Curious Displays functions simultaneously as a form of design research and as a proposal for a new product, a future display technology.
The project explores our relationship with devices and technology by examining the multi-dimensionality of communication and the complexity of social behavior and interaction. In its essence, the project functions as a piece of design fiction, considering the fluctuating nature of our present engagement with media technology and providing futurist imaginings of other ways of being.
Curious Displays is a product proposal for a new platform for display technology. Instead of a fixed form factor screen, the display surface is instead broken up into hundreds of ½ inch display blocks. Each block operates independently as a self-contained unit, and has full mobility, allowing movement across any physical surface. The blocks operate independently of one another, but are aware of the position and role relative to the rest of the system. With this awareness, the blocks are able to coordinate with the other blocks to reconfigure their positioning to form larger display surfaces and forms depending on purpose and function. In this way, the blocks become a physical embodiment of digital media, and act as a vehicle for the physical manifestation of what typically exists only in the virtual space of the screen.
Some people can be “unaware”. This is a good example of how not to exit a door.