10 credits at level HE6
Intelligent Buildings, also known as Smart Homes, are technology enabled buildings which enhance the users lifestyle. Aspects such as home networking, home automation and security systems are all integrated in the building. What used to be the province of pop stars and celebrities is now filtering down and becoming affordable, thus allowing any individual to use new technologies to make their building more secure or simple more enjoyable. With an increasingly ageing population, smart technology is also applicable to their lives, in supporting their independence and security.
• To explore the range of options available to the Interior Designer when considering Intelligent Buildings.
• To investigate state of the art systems and their installation
• To present design proposals
• To cost out installations
• home networking
• home automation
• multi-room entertainment
• custom installation
• communication and security systems
ease of use and inclusivity
• intelligent heating and lighting
Over all study time – 100 hours
Class contact – 18 hours. Activities will include practicals, demonstrations and lectures.
Self directed study time – 82 hours
There will be one assignment: a report investigating this trend and giving examples.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Have investigated the range and scope of current smart technology leading to the design of intelligent system for a given space.||Produce an illustrative report detailing what smart technology is available, critically appraising its viablity and evaluating its usage in particular interior design scenarios.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
and/or be taking the following corequisite modules:
You cannot take this module if you are taking or have taken:
Briere, DD & Patrick Hurley, P. (2003) Smart Homes for Dummies, Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
Harper, R. (ed)(2003), Inside the Smart Home, Springer-Verlag UK
RIBA, Designing for Accesibility.
John P. Marsden ,2005 Humanistic Design of Assisted Living, John Hopkins University Press
www.jrf.org.uk/ (Joseph Rowntree Foundation)
www.hhrc.rca.ac.uk Helen Hamlyn research centre
As this is a new and contemporary technology, new ideas are constantly coming online and learners are expected to keep up to date with current trends, compiling their own list of websites.
|Host Subject Group:||Art and Design|
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