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HOMESWEETHOME - booklet for context mapping

APRIL 2011 - TU DELFT - GRADUATION PROJECT


INTRODUCTION Hello, I’m Edoardo, a master student in Design for Interaction at TU Delft. I’m currently developing a project for private home, and this is the first step of my designing process. With this booklet, I will try with your help to make a “context mapping” of people houses. A context mapping is like an exploration of the environment where people spend their lives: every project has a different scenario. Since I’m designing for private home, I need to discover all the particular elements that happens in the time people spend at their own home. This booklet is about “home feeling”, what your house means for you and the people you live with. With this booklet you could show me when you really feel home, what you do there, which is the relationship between you and your house, how do you activily take care of it. This information will become a guide and inspiration for my further design.

Edoardo 1

edoardo_costa@email.it 06 39868580


INSTRUCTIONS This research tool is called “cultural probes” It is composed of different task you are asked to complete: • fill in this booklet with information about you and your house • take pictures with your smart phone or digital camera and send them to the account smartenergyhome.1578@twitpic.com with your name and the number of the photo referring to the specific task presented in the booklet • complete six postcards you can find in the envelope about what you like and dislike in your house • for people with electricity “slimme meters” there are other two postcard about these instruments This research could look quite demanding, but I tried to design it in the most pleasant way I could. Please feel free to write and take pictures of what you really feel is your answer to the different task. This probes will help me as suggestions and inspirations, and won’t be used for any commercial purpose. I hope you will enjoy doing it! Thank you so much for your help! 2


YOUR DATA

NAME:

AGE:

WORK:

WHERE DO YOU LIVE:

WITH HOW MANY PEOPLE:

KIND OF HOUSEHOLD:

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- single

- couple

- family

- group


YOUR HOUSE

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MAP

MAP

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Use this maps to describe your house, how many floors it has, how many rooms and where they are.


LAUNDRY

BATHROOM

BEDROOM

STUDIO

KITCHEN

LIVING ROOM

For each room, please write the appliances you use the most there, or cut and paste the figures you can find in the last page

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PHOTO DIARY In this sections you are asked to take pictures about the different couples of places, activities and objects of the daily life of your house. Digital photos: take picture with a digital camera or with a smartphone and send them to smartenergyhome.1578@twitpic.com Film photos: if you don’t have digital camera, use the disponable one for your pictures, please indicate which number on the film corresponds to the asked photos. For each category you can take also more than one pictures to show better what you really do/don’t like.

PHOTO N.1 take one or more photos of your favorite place in your house (n. ................. in the film) PHOTO N.2 take one or more photos of a place you really don’t like in your house (n. ................. in the film) PHOTO N.3 take one or more photos of an activity your really like to do in your house (n. ................. in the film) PHOTO N.4 take one or more photos of an activity your really don’t like to do in your house (n. ................. in the film) PHOTO N.5 take one or more photos of an object your really like to use in your house (n. ................. in the film) PHOTO N.6 take one or more photos of an object your really don’t like to use in your house (n. ................. in the film) 7


FINAL NOTES You can use this page to note down more information about special aspects you want to share of the relation with your house. Or you can also just write suggestions, critics or questions about this booklet. When you’ve finished the booklet, please contact me via telephone, sms or email, so I will get it back: edoardo_costa@email.it 06 39868580 I will soon organize also a focus group for a more fouces discussion about smart grid, smart meters and energy management, please let me know if you are intersted in partecipating! Thank you so much for your help!

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in the postcards of the white envelope you can make a describtion, tell a story, write a metaphor or make a drawing to complete them. here some images you can also you for collages or just inspiration!.

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APPLIANCES

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in the postcards of the white envelope you can make a describtion, tell a story, write a metaphor or make a drawing to complete them. here some images you can also you for collages or just inspiration!.

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