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Jane's Story: Dark Scenario

Janes Erfahrung

Jane's Story: Dark Scenario

Video Scenario Explores the Challenges of Smart Homes


University of Nottingham 2011: Jane's Story: Dark Scenario. English version. Video online:

This video displays the experiences of British Jane. She moves into a flat with integrated Smart Home technology, which does not fit her lifestyle. The video illustrates potential challenges of Smart Homes.

The video is a part of a video series about Smart Homes. It was presented for workshop focus groups with the purpose of determining potential target groups for Smart Home devices. The goal was to allow participants to develop their own opinions of Smart Home products and services. The workshops were organized under the project "Consumer Preferences for Smart Homes: Comparative Study between the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy". The aim of the project was to assess future user acceptance of Smart Home features, which work with data networking and controllability.

The original English version was initially produced by Murray Goulden (University of Nottingham) and Horizon Digital Economy Research.

As part of the research project, Ecologic Institute created a German version of the video for the participants of the German project workshops. Ida Lübben did the German translation and voiceover of the video; Melanie Kemper was responsible for audio and editing.

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