[SmartHouses] Fwd: Smart home app: Defining the Year 3 demonstration use case
bsheytanov at asteasolutions.com
Fri May 30 03:59:43 EDT 2014
I am forwarding a discussion on the scenario for demonstrating the Smart
House simulation. Sorry I forgot to include the list previously.
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From: Boyan Sheytanov <bsheytanov at asteasolutions.com>
Date: Wed, May 28, 2014 at 5:33 PM
Subject: Re: Smart home app: Defining the Year 3 demonstration use case
To: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv at trace.wisc.edu>
Cc: Gianna Tsakou <gtsakou at singularlogic.eu>, Kasper Markus <
kasper at raisingthefloor.org>, "ipeinado at technosite.es" <
ipeinado at technosite.es>, Manuel Ortega <mortega at technosite.es>, Evgeni
Tsakov <etsakov at asteasolutions.com>, Svetlana Velichkova <
svelichkova at asteasolutions.com>, Zornitsa Valcheva <
zvalcheva at asteasolutions.com>
> 1) How many of the users are implemented at this time?
All personas listed in the wiki (
http://wiki.gpii.net/w/SmartHouses_Preference_Sets) are implemented, but
any GPII preference set can actually be used (since we connect to the
cloud-based Flow Manager). The simulation supports login of a single user
only (no multiple simultaneous users).
> 2) do you have a list of the items in the house that are implemented?
> - and what the accommodation for each person is (if any)
> - do you have a page that lists ALL THE ITEMS and what each one can do
> for different users?
> - can you add this to
We have a list of items that we want implemented in the wiki:
http://wiki.gpii.net/w/index.php/Smart_House_Matrix. It contains an
adaptation for each persona/device pair. It might be a bit outdated - I
will try to update soon (and provide information on what is already
> 3) if a person is deaf - a visual indicator only on the stove will not
> help them if back is turned or they are out of the room. Can we have it so
> that alerts show up on their cellphone via WIFI?
Yes, that makes sense. Since we have a phone in our simulation (
https://smarthouse-dev.remex.hdm-stuttgart.de/#/devices/phone), we can show
the alert there.
> 4) in #2 below — you mean the Oven’s ‘look-and-feel’ settings yes?
> (not temp settings)
I mean settings like temperature, duration of cooking, etc. Ovens don't
usually have UI for setting 'look-and-feel' settings like contrast, font
size, etc. This comes from the GPII preference set only (but if you think
it should be configurable via the oven buttons, we can add that).
> 5) careful with “font that helps dyslexics read”. some controversy about
> that unless you have a more recent good paper on it. Maybe just say
> “font that is easier to read”.
Thanks for that! We will rephrase.
> 6) can we do something besides volume? anyone can pick up any remote
> and change the volume. not a very compelling case for GPII.
> Captions maybe?
What about language? The audio might be in English (for one user to
understand), and captions would be shown in e.g. Spanish for another...
Just a thought.
7) I like the conflict resolution = is there another set of settings we
> could use for this? Hmmmm
It would be worth it to demonstrate at least two conflict resolutions
scenarios. We need to think a bit more on that to come up with good
alternatives -- any thoughts are welcome.
We will set up a Linux workstation with Firefox where the reviewer can
> enter the Cloud4all Smart House Online Simulation at
> 1. In the Smart House we will ask the reviewer to select Edward
> Hodgins (who has hearing loss) from the persona menu applying his
> preferences to all the devices.
> 1. They need to navigate to the kitchen room where they will select
> the оven from the kitchen appliances. Since Edward has hearing loss visual
> indicators need to turn on, on the oven they are turned on by default.
> 2. The reviewer can tweak the оven’s settings using the UI and save
> them. After that he can tweak them again and click on ”My settings” to
> recall the last save.
> 1. We will ask the reviewer to select another persona from the menu in
> the Smart House, this time - Nitesh Sarin who has color-blindness and
> suffers from dyslexia. The оven’s display will adjust to her needs - high
> contrast theme will turn on, font and buttons will have bigger size, font
> that helps dyslexics read will be applied.
> 1. The reviewer will open the link https://smarthouse-dev.remex.hdm-stuttgart.de/#/?token=Albena
> (with this link we select a new persona -- Albena -- and go to the
> main page of Cloud4all Smart House Online Simulation). They will navigate
> to the Living room and select the Multimedia system. Albena is a user with
> a hearing impairment who needs a higher volume.
> 1. Now the reviewer will add a second persona who needs the volume
> down. They can do that from the persona menu, and login with a new user --
> Andrei (he is Albena’s brother who just got home and the high volume level
> is harmful to him).
> 2. There are two users with two different sets of preferences
> logged in. If possible, the system will set a best match between the two
> preference sets -- in this case the volume will be set to low and subtitles
> will be turned on. If no such match is possible, the preference set
> of the second user will be applied.
> On Thu, May 15, 2014 at 2:37 PM, Tsakou Gianna <gtsakou at singularlogic.eu>
>> Hi Boyan,
>> For making sure that the architecture team (and other project teams) can
>> support all SP3-related requests for Year 3 review meeting, it would be
>> good to define well advance what each SP3 application will demonstrate at
>> the review meeting.
>> Could you please let us know what your demonstration targets for this app
>> look like (settings supported, use case to be used for demonstration, etc)?
>> In other words, we would like you to describe a full use case as it you
>> would like to demonstrate it at the review meeting and what you need from
>> other teams in order to implement it.
>> You can use the following google doc for your description (you can add it
>> at any place you see fit):
>> Note that the smart home app. is a good place to demonstrate the multiple
>> users issue and / or the synthesis of services by GPII.
>> Gregg, if you have any additional thoughts about the smart home demo, let
>> us know.
>> Thanks in advance and best wishes,
>> Gianna Tsakou
>> Analyst/Project Manager
>> European Projects Unit, Integrator Division
>> SingularLogic S.A.
>> A. Panagouli & Siniosoglou, 142 34, Nea Ionia, Attica, Greece
>> Tel: +30 210 6266151, Fax: +30 210 6266842
>> Mob.: +30 6973732687
>> Email: gtsakou at singularlogic.eu
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