A Personalized Smart Living Room

  • Yu-Chun Huang
  • Scottie Chih-Chieh Huang
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8530)


Culture, society, and technology heavily influence architectural form, and basic architectural elements and functions evolve to suit users’ needs. In the 20th century, with the development of computational technology, architecture underwent dramatic transformation. Human-computer interaction (HCI) has changed architectural space into a smart space, which provides new ways for humans to interact with their living spaces. However, most smart space cases limit their focus to computational technology such as system efficiency and underuse architectural elements of spaces to improve interfaces. Thus this research intends to integrate both architecture and HCI to create a “new inter-relationship system framework” of smart space. An applied scenario called the “Personalized Smart Living Room” showcases the new smart space system. Compared to preexisting smart spaces, which usually focused on a single user, this new system recognizes several different users and gives appropriate personal feedback (such as a personal message or photos) and environmental atmosphere adjustment (interactive wallpaper and personalized music), by monitoring the specific user’s posture and personal smartphone.


architecture element and function human-computer interaction smart space inter-relationship 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yu-Chun Huang
    • 1
  • Scottie Chih-Chieh Huang
    • 2
  1. 1.College of DesignTatung UniversityTaipeiTaiwan
  2. 2.College of ArchitectureChung Hua UniversityHsinchuTaiwan

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