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White Knights of the Smart City

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorkshop Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Intelligent Environments
EditorsJC Augusto, T Zhang
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)978-1-61499-410-7
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Intelligent Environments Workshops -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

Publication series

NameAmbient Intelligence and Smart Environments
PublisherIOS PRESS
ISSN (Print)1875-4163


ConferenceInternational Conference on Intelligent Environments Workshops
Period1/01/00 → …


In this paper we will demonstrate how a science fiction storyboard was used as a means for delivering and discussing future technology and design innovations. We present a case in which an illustrated storyboard exemplified the interactions of an experienced-centered technology design concept - a winter caretaking system for a smart city and two devices that could assist its citizens. In the science fiction introduced, the emphasis is on the experience-centered design approach, particularly experiences relating to nurture, sympathy and control.


  • Science-fiction prototype, storyboard, intelligent city, user experience design, experience-centered design

Publication forum classification

Field of science, Statistics Finland