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College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

ISU Smart Home Lab, Department of Computer Science

 

Three Button

 

Description:  Three button gateway is the graphical user interface that is used to run the smart home demos, thus provides a single point control of the home

 

Feature:

  • Has been designed based on the well thought hypothesis, and existing designs of popular devices e .g. GPS navigator.
  • Has three buttons on each screen.
  • Color coding schemes are used for buttons and fonts.
    • Navy blue color – button in normal mode.
    • Orange color – button in operational mode.
    • White color – text on buttons.
  • In future all smart home demos will be run using this gateway
Use Cases

Mr. Anderson, an 80-year-old man, lives by himself. He has a seeing problem and has a bad memory. He scans the food he bought from Walmart and put it in the smart microwave. The smart microwave automatically detects the cooking time and start running. After 5 minutes, the smart microwave reminds Mr. Anderson the food is ready.

Software
  • Windows
  • Java Swing
Hardware
  1. Computer monitor
  2. Or  Android(this version is under development)