Everyday Smart

EVERY DAY The six decks in the A Little Every Day series are Everyday Calm, Everyday Creative, Everyday Smart, and the soon to come Everyday Mindful, Everyday Centered, and Everyday Joyful. These six ideas — calm, creative, smart, ...

Author: Eric Maisel

Publisher: Red Wheel

ISBN: 1609251571

Category: Self-Help

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Award-winning creativity coach and therapist, Eric Maisel, offers the A Little Every Day Deck series to help readers develop a more centered, creative, intelligent life. Each card in the series presents a single idea and a simple exercise to try every day. Readers can use the decks in a variety of ways. They can: • Read through the 30 cards in the deck, pick one that resonates, and try the simple exercise the card suggests. • Use the cards as a 30-day program, practicing one message and exercise a day. • Shuffle the cards, cut the deck, and let a random message speak. • Find a favorite message and exercise, repeat it until the message is taken to heart, then go on to another card in the deck. Each deck is designed to work with the others to help readers grow in profound, even unexpected ways. Everyday Smart gives 30 ways to get smarter by tapping into the inner genius. Readers learn to manifest their native intelligence, intuitive abilities, and critical-thinking skills. Cards show how to nurture ideas, embrace solitude, cultivate thoughtfulness, sleep-think solutions to problems, and more. Thoughtfulness is an attitude. Without it, intelligence is mere potential. Honor your pensive, thoughtful nature. Grow smart by cultivating a thoughtful attitude. Think BIG! Let the immensity of you come out. Stretch intellectually. Grow smart by entertaining large ideas. Trial and error is the best teacher. Have real experiences. Learn from them. Grow smart through trial-and-error experimentation.
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Designing Smart Objects in Everyday Life

Our hope is that this book can provide the interaction design community with a diversity of frameworks , approaches and strategies to guide the design of everyday smart objects in valuable , critical and responsible ways .

Author: Marco C. Rozendaal

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350160149

Category: Design

Page: 224

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The dramatic acceleration of digital technologies and their integration into physical products is transforming everyday objects. Our domestic appliances, furniture, clothing, are growing in intelligence. Smart objects are increasingly capable of interacting with humans in a purposeful manner with intentionality. This collection of essays, descriptions of empirical work, and design case studies brings together perspectives from interaction design, the humanities, science and technology studies, and engineering, to map, explore and interrogate ways in which our relationships with everyday smart objects might expand and be re-imagined. By offering a critical assessment on the growing place of smart technology in everyday environments, this book outlines a transdisciplinary research agenda for the future of 'smartness' to help define, envision, and inspire future collaborative design practices. These essays propose an understanding and design of smart objects that embrace their hybrid nature as shifting and blending tools, agents, machines, or even 'creatures'. Authors argue that smart objects have the potential to enter into multiple kinds of relationships with humans, and form complex human-nonhuman ecologies that are both meaningful and empowering in the context of everyday life. This book also shines a light on the hidden infrastructures behind the functioning of smart objects with stirring debates tackling questions of technology, human values, and economic and ecological impact. Whether you are a design scholar, design practitioner or design activist this book will inspire through offering theoretical insights, design concepts and practical ways on how to engage in this research agenda for future smartness.
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Smart Energy Technologies in Everyday Life

Everyday. Practice. Itis timeto put thesmart ontology to one side, and introduce another possible reality (or series of realities) for smart energy technologiesin everyday life. This chapter depicts an ontology of everyday practicein ...

Author: Y. Strengers

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137267054

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

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This book interrogates the global utopian vision for smart energy technologies and the new energy consumer intended to realise it. It enriches and extends the possibilities of four residential smart strategies: energy feedback, dynamic pricing, home automation and micro-generation, focusing on how they are being integrated into everyday practice.
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Ambient Intelligence

By smart everyday objects we understand everyday items such as chairs, books, or medicine that are augmented with active sensor-based computing platforms. Hence, smart objects can perceive their environment through sensors, ...

Author: Panos Markopoulos

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540304739

Category: Computers

Page: 389

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This volume of the LNCS is the formal proceedings of the 2nd European Symposium on Ambient Intelligence, EUSAI 2004. This event was held on November 8–10, 2004 at the Eindhoven University of Technology, in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. EUSAI 2004 followed a successful first event in 2003, organized by Philips Research. This turned out to be a timely initiative that created a forum for bringing together European researchers, working on different disciplines all contributing towards the human-centric technological vision of ambient intelligence. Compared to conferences working on similar and overlapping fields, the first EUSAI was characterized by a strong industrial focus reflected in the program committee and the content of the program. As program chairs of EUSAI 2004 we tried to preserve the character for this event and its combined focus on the four major thematic areas: ubiquitous computing, context awareness, intelligence, and natural interaction. Further, we tried to make EUSAI 2004 grow into a full-fledged double-track conference, with surrounding events like tutorials and specialized workshops, a poster and demonstration exhibition and a student design competition. The conference program included three invited keynotes, Ted Selker from MIT, Tom Rodden from the University of Nottingham and Tom Erickson from IBM.
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UbiComp 2007 Ubiquitous Computing

4.2 The Smart Artifact Approach One of the key themes of ubiquitous computing is the vision of smart everyday objects, sometimes also called smart artifacts [23,24,25] or physical-digital object systems [26]. Such smart artifacts are ...

Author: John Krumm

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540748526

Category: Computers

Page: 520

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2007. It covers all current issues in ubiquitous, pervasive and handheld computing systems and their applications, including tools and techniques for designing, implementing, and evaluating ubiquitous computing systems; mobile, wireless, and ad hoc networking infrastructures for ubiquitous computing; privacy, security, and trust in ubiquitous and pervasive systems.
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Ambient Intelligence

Probing a proactive home: challenges in researching and designing everyday smart environments. Hum. Technol. Interdiscip. J. Hum. ICT Environ. 2, 158–186 (2006) 4. De Silva, L.C., Morikawa, C., Petra, I.M.: State of the art of smart ...

Author: Ioannis Chatzigiannakis

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030342555

Category: Computers

Page: 378

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Ambient Intelligence, AmI 2019, held in Rome, Italy, in November 2019. The 20 full papers presented together with 10 short papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 50 submissions. The papers cover topics such as embedded devices that can merge unobtrusively and in natural ways using information and intelligence hidden in the network connecting these devices (e.g., the Internet of Things). The main topic of AmI 2019 was “Data-driven Ambient Intelligence,” which follows the vision of Calm Technology, where technology is useful but does not demand our full attention or interfere with our usual behavior and activities.
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The Routledge Companion to Urban Media and Communication

370–383. Spigel, L. (2001) Welcome to the Dreamhouse: Popular Media and Postwar Suburbs, Durham, NC: Duke University Press. Strengers, Y. (2013) Smart Energy Technologies in Everyday Life: Smart Utopia?, London: Springer.

Author: Zlatan Krajina

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351813266

Category: Social Science

Page: 488

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The Routledge Companion to Urban Media and Communication traces central debates within the burgeoning interdisciplinary research on mediated cities and urban communication. The volume brings together diverse perspectives and global case studies to map key areas of research within media, cultural and urban studies, where a joint focus on communications and cities has made important innovations in how we understand urban space, technology, identity and community. Exploring the rise and growing complexity of urban media and communication as the next key theme for both urban and media studies, the book gathers and reviews fast-developing knowledge on specific emergent phenomena such as: reading the city as symbol and text; understanding urban infrastructures as media (and vice-versa); the rise of global cities; urban and suburban media cultures: newspapers, cinema, radio, television and the mobile phone; changing spaces and practices of urban consumption; the mediation of the neighbourhood, community and diaspora; the centrality of culture to urban regeneration; communicative responses to urban crises such as racism, poverty and pollution; the role of street art in the negotiation of ‘the right to the city’; city competition and urban branding; outdoor advertising; moving image architecture; ‘smart’/cyber urbanism; the emergence of Media City production spaces and clusters. Charting key debates and neglected connections between cities and media, this book challenges what we know about contemporary urban living and introduces innovative frameworks for understanding cities, media and their futures. As such, it will be an essential resource for students and scholars of media and communication studies, urban communication, urban sociology, urban planning and design, architecture, visual cultures, urban geography, art history, politics, cultural studies, anthropology and cultural policy studies, as well as those working with governmental agencies, cultural foundations and institutes, and policy think tanks.
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Smart Energy Technologies in Everyday Life

This book interrogates the global utopian vision for smart energy technologies and the new energy consumer intended to realise it.

Author: Y. Strengers

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137267054

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

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This book interrogates the global utopian vision for smart energy technologies and the new energy consumer intended to realise it. It enriches and extends the possibilities of four residential smart strategies: energy feedback, dynamic pricing, home automation and micro-generation, focusing on how they are being integrated into everyday practice.
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User Modeling 2007

Smart. Artefacts. Norbert Streitz Fraunhofer IPSI, Darmstadt, Germany [email protected] The increasing trend of embedding computation in everyday objects creating smart artefacts (Streitz et al., 2005 b) and the associated ...

Author: Cristina Conati

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540730781

Category: Computers

Page: 496

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 11th International Conference on User Modeling, UM 2007, held in Corfu, Greece in July 2007. Coverage includes evaluating user/student modeling techniques, data mining and machine learning for user modeling, user adaptation and usability, modeling affect and meta-cognition, as well as intelligent information retrieval, information filtering and content personalization.
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Sensors for Everyday Life

In modern medicine various sensors are available for monitoring the day to day events of human health by means of ... Sensors for Everyday Life, Smart Sensors, Measurement and Instrumentation 22, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-47319-2_7 121 1.

Author: Octavian Adrian Postolache

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319473192

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 287

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Sensors were developed to detect and quantify structures and functions of human body as well as to gather information from the environment in order to optimize the efficiency, cost-effectiveness and quality of healthcare services as well as to improve health and quality of life. This book offers an up-to-date overview of the concepts, modeling, technical and technological details and practical applications of different types of sensors. It also discusses the trends for the next generation of sensors and systems for healthcare settings. It is aimed at researchers and graduate students in the field of healthcare technologies, as well as academics and industry professionals involved in developing sensing systems for human body structures and functions, and for monitoring activities and health.
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