Traditional design is oriented to the standard man. This hinders to meet the variety of skills, knowledge, wishes and ambitions. Hence, this project brings the idea to promote a design oriented to the real individual, both holistic and inclusive, exploiting everybody in his peculiarities. The design process has, then, to embed the human behavioral differences. The design of a domotics environment for elderlies, disabled people or families requires a set of heterogeneous tools during its whole lifecycle (e.g. design, utilization, control and monitoring). A great attention has to be given to the specific user who will interact with the several functionalities and technologies available and the way the user will interact with these services. Moreover, information and data are extremely heterogeneous and they have to be managed or retrieved from the environment by means of the sensors and then exported to make them available to the end user (the home user or the doctor as an example of remote user).
Design 4 All is a research project funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research inside the National Cluster Ambient Assisting Living Technologies (TAV)
Interactive technologies have a central role into living spaces, nevertheless our daily experience underline limits of interaction with technologies.