• Design Research: The IdIoT's Role in the ‘SMART’ home

Fantini van Ditmar, Delfina ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3631-4103, 2018, Journal Article, Design Research: The IdIoT's Role in the ‘SMART’ home Revista Diseña, 11 (2017). pp. 122-133. ISSN 0718-8447

Abstract or Description:

Through optimization and efficiency, Internet of Things (IoT) technology promises to make our cities, our houses and our bodies ‘smarter’. In the context of the growing industry of the ‘smart’ home, through a practice-based design research, I carried an investigation based on the conceptual figure of the ‘IdIoT’. Through this image we seek to interrogate this reality, slow down its assumptions and reflect on the epistemological processes involved in technology. In response to the rapid growth and accelerating commercialization of the Internet of Things, the intervention generated a series of questions on the eventualities of the process of algorithmization of our domestic life. By problematizing the ambiguities of technology, it was possible to observe how the algorithmic logic presents a series of controversies around the apparent neutrality of ‘smartness’.

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Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies
Creative Arts and Design > W800 Imaginative Writing
Creative Arts and Design > W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
School or Centre: School of Design
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.7764/disena.11.122-133
Uncontrolled Keywords: Smart; Algorithms; Internet of Things; Design Research; Idiot
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2021 14:40
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2021 15:56
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/3891
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