In 2009, ART+COM joined the Connected Living Research Group and has since participated in a number of projects dealing with Smart Home environments. In the spirit of design research and speculative design, ART+COM created prototypes for ad-hoc interaction with household appliances via mobile devices, the sharing and pooling of resources in the home environment, the visualisation of sensor data, and the monitoring of health and diet. ART+COM developed innovative processes in interaction design, information visualisation and the development of mobile apps based on current web standards.
The know-how accumulated in these projects, and the tools prototypically implemented for user interfaces, interaction design and information visualisation, are currently being used in several of ART+COM’s projects involving mobile devices.
The following projects were funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and Federal Ministry of Education and Research in the context of Connected Living: Forschungscampus Connected Technologies, SEDICMA, Gesundheitscoach. The research project UHCI – Universal Home Control Interface runs until March 2015.