[SmartHouses] Remaining work for the SmartHouse online simulation

Christophe Strobbe strobbe at hdm-stuttgart.de
Fri Jul 25 08:30:27 EDT 2014


Hi Gregg,

On 24/07/2014 17:37, Gregg Vanderheiden wrote:
> Hi Boyan, 
>
> Comments below
>
> And then lets talk. 
>
> gregg
>
> On Jul 21, 2014, at 10:18 AM, Boyan Sheytanov
> <bsheytanov at asteasolutions.com <mailto:bsheytanov at asteasolutions.com>>
> wrote:
>
>> Hi everyone!
>>
>> (...)
>>
>>  *
>>     We will support adaptations for the blind by ensuring the
>>     simulation is accessible via a screen reader.
>>
> *GV:  Maybe you forgot --- but what we discussed was showing that
> everything in the house could be controlled from their cell phone
> using URC.   Gottfried can help show you what that might look like.
>  Easy to simulate.  In total it would look like this*

The URC work is not part of the Cloud4all smart house activity.

Best regards,

Christophe


> *
> *
> *(With Blind KeyToken - (or the Physical Disability KeyToken) *
> *
> *
> *-  Text would appear onscreen (screen reader readable) that described
> the house.*
> *
> *
> *- A Smartphone would appear onscreen to the right of the **smart house*
> *
> *
> *-  The following instructions would appear on screen (next to or
> below the smartphone) *
> *
> *
> *"People who cannot see the labels and screens on products, or who
> cannot physically operate their controls, can operate all of the smart
> products and features in the house from their cell phone.  For this
> simulation, a cellphone is shown on screen that you can control from
> your computer keyboard. If the user could not see - they would have
> their cell phone set to talk to them as the navigated it.  If they
> could see but not physically use the products then it would just be
> used to control the products.  People could also use their
> communication aid instead of a phone.  {You might edit this so that it
> would only talk about physical with physical KeyToken - and vision
> with a vision KeyToken}*
> *
> *
> *Use the following keys on your keyboard - to navigate the
> simulated **phone.*
>
>   * *Down arrow - next item in list  (*same as swipe-to-the-right for
>     example on an iPhone)
>   * *Up arrow - previous item in list   *(same as swipe-to-the-left
>     for example on an iPhone)
>   * *Return key  -  Activate  item in list    *(Same as double-tap for
>     example on an iPhone)
>   * *left arrow - jump to top of list  *
>   * *right arrow - jump to bottom of list  *
>   * *Escape to exit the list and go back to previous list*
>
>         *{At the bottom of each list is a choice to  "go back to ...."
>           They can use either this menu item or the escape key to go
>         back up one level}*
>
> *
> *
> *The navigation then becomes as simple as navigating through a set of
> hierarchical lists like the following --- with an action at each item. *
> *As they move to each item it is read aloud (in the Blind mode - but
> not in they physical disability mode).  *
> *(the text in parentheses is read after a 1 second pause)*
> *
> *
>
>   * *SmartHouse Features & Devices *
>       o *Television*
>           + *Volume up*
>           + *Volume down*
>           + *Mute   (now off)*
>           + *Captions  (now on)*
>           + *Channel up  (currently 27)*
>           + *Channel down  ** (currently 27)*
>           + *Enter channel Now (currently 27)* * (Use Keypad)*
>           + *Last Channel *
>           + *Activate Menu (use *escape key to exit and *arrow keys to
>             operate menus) *
>               # *{when activated - the menu would show up on screen
>                 and the arrow keys on the device would **navigate it.
>                  Escape would exit back out of control of it}*
>           + *Activate Channel Guide (use *escape key to exit
>             and *arrow keys to operate menus) *
>               # *{when activated - the menu would show up on screen
>                 and the arrow keys on the device would **navigate it.
>                  Escape would exit back out of control of it}*
>           + *Enter Play Controls *
>               # *Play*
>               # *Pause - Play  *
>               # *Fast forward*
>               # *Fast Reverse*
>               # *Jump forward *
>               # *Jump backward*
>               # *Exit play Controls**  *
>           + *Back to list of SmartHouse Devices*
>       o *Stove*
>           + *Front-Left burner Setting (Current 5) (use keypad or
>             control-Arrowup/down) *
>           + *Front-Right burner Setting (Current 5) (use keypad or
>             control-Arrowup/down) *
>           + *Back-Left burner Setting (Current 5) (use keypad or
>             control-Arrowup/down) *
>           + *Back-Right burner Setting (Current 5) (use keypad or
>             control-Arrowup/down) *
>           + *Oven Setting (currently off)*
>               # *Off*
>               # *Bake*
>               # *Broil*
>               # *Self-Clean*
>               # *Back to stove settings*
>           + *Set Oven Temperature now (Currently 0) (Currently Off)
>             (Use Keypad)   {you could make it turn the oven on if they
>             set the value to non-zero}*
>           + *Preheat Status light (currently off)*
>           + *Oven Timer*
>               # *Time (currently 10:30 )*
>               # *Set timer (currently zero) (Use Keypad. Hit enter to
>                 start.)    {if they enter 105 and pause for 1 second -
>                 it would say  "currently 1 minute and 5 seconds".  if
>                 they then hit 5 it would say "currently 10 min and
>                 55 **seconds.   When they hit enter  it says  "Timer
>                 started"}*
>               # *Reset / Silence Timer*
>               # *Hit Enter to set Time*
>                   * *Automatically Set time*
>                   * *Hit Enter to Set Time Zone  (Currently  Central
>                     European Time)*
>                       o *Use arrow keys to choose time zone. then hit
>                         enter.  use escape to exit without changing
>                         time zone*
>                   * *Enter time now  (use keypad. hit enter to start)*
>       o *Alarm Clock*
>           + *Silence Alarm*
>           + *Set Alarm (currently 7:50) (Use Keypad. Hit enter to
>             start.)    {if they enter 105 and pause for 1 second - it
>             would say  "currently 1:50".  if they then hit 5 it would
>             say "currently 10:55 **   When they hit enter  it says
>              "Alarm Set to 10:55"}*
>           + *Hit Enter to set Time*
>               # *Automatically Set time*
>               # *Hit Enter to Set Time Zone  (Currently  Central
>                 European Time)*
>                   * *Use arrow keys to choose time zone. then hit
>                     enter.  use escape to exit without changing time zone*
>               # *Enter time now  (use keypad. hit enter to start)*
>       o *Coffee Pot/  {or whatever other things you have in house}*
>       o *Front Door*
>           + *Turn Intercom on/off (currently on) *
>           + *Release door catch for 5 seconds*
>           + *Front Porch Light (currently on)*
>       o *Lights *
>           + *Living room (currently on 10)  (use keypad to enter
>             value. Enter to turn on/off)*
>           + *Bed room (currently on 10)  (use keypad to enter value.
>             Enter to turn on/off)*
>           + *Kitchen (currently on)*
>           + *Bathroom (currently on)  *
>           + *Front Porch (currently on)*
>           + *Back Yard (currently on)*
>           + *Den (currently on)*
>       o *Thermostat  {make it simple for now}*
>           + *Temperature is 19 Celsius*
>           + *Set Thermostat (Currently 20 Celsius) (Use keypad and enter)*
>           + *Raise Thermostat 1 degree  (currently 20 celsius)*
>           + *Lower Thermostat 1 degree  (currently 20 celsius)*
>       o *ETC*
>
>
> *This will give us a very nice solution for people who are BLIND, have
> LOW VISION (where they can't read labels on things reliably), CAN'T
> READ,  have PHYSICAL DISABILITIES (reach etc).    It can also be used
> as the basis for people who are deaf being able to "see/feel" alerts
> through their phones.   (we can just show the phone with vibration
> lines around it (static)  --- and describe how alerts/alarms would be
> sent to the phone )*
> *
> *
> *( what was proposed (simply making the simulation screen reader
> compatible) would not be very helpful ---  it would only make it easy
> for people who are blind to see that the smart house is not accessible
> at all to them.)*
> *
> *
> *
> *
>>
>>  *
>>     We will demonstrate conflict resolution between two users by
>>     defining rules for that in the simulation itself (since we won't
>>     have architectural support for that yet).
>>
> *
> *
> *
> GV:  GOOD*
>>
>>  *
>>
>>
>>
>> All other tasks won't get implemented (you can see them below line 14
>> in the spreadsheet linked above).
>
> *GV:  Lets talk.  In the end we need to demonstrate to the
> EC something that looks like it would be a deliverable in line with
> the amount of money in the budget for this work package. *
> *
> *
>>
>> We plan to leave 0.5PMs in the activity for Year 4 -- so that we have
>> allocated effort for responding to architectural changes and user
>> feedback from the pilots.
>>
>> Let me know if you have questions or comments.
>>
>> Best,
>> Boyan
>>
>> -- 
>> Boyan Sheytanov
>> Lead Systems Engineer
>> Astea Solutions AD
>> http://www.asteasolutions.com <http://www.asteasolutions.com/>
>>
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Christophe Strobbe
Akademischer Mitarbeiter
Adaptive User Interfaces Research Group
Hochschule der Medien
Nobelstraße 10
70569 Stuttgart
Tel. +49 711 8923 2749

"La vie est courte, hélas! et je n'ai pas encore lu tous mes livres!" (d'après Mallarmé).

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