Cuber - Controlling Ambiance in Shared Apartments to Enhance Activities
Paper i proceeding, 2015
As the prices for housing increase, the question arises whether there is a way to build smaller apartments, yet keeping all the conveniences of a bigger apartment and making it possible to be shared by several people. The concept of Cuber seeks to provide a solution for the problem of having limited space in a shared apartment by enhancing the different activities of the people living in it. Furthermore, it should enable each resident to create their personal space where these activities can be performed. In this paper, a concept is described which makes residents feel in control of their apartment and provides a way to fully adapt the environment to their needs. As a result, a prototype of a tangible cube shaped remote control was implemented that could control lights and sound in a room-like setting and was presented in an exhibition.