MAS.961 | Spring 2005 | Graduate

Ambient Intelligence


Course Meeting Times

Lectures: 1 session / week, 2 hours / session

Course Overview

Ambient Intelligence envisions a world where people are surrounded by intelligent and intuitive interfaces embedded in the everyday objects around them. These interfaces recognize and respond to the presence and behavior of an individual in a personalized and relevant way.


  • Provide an overview of this new vision for HCI.
  • Read and discuss the most relevant articles in related areas: smart environments, smart networked objects, augmented + mixed realities, ubiquitous computing, pervasive computing, tangible computing, intelligent interfaces and wearable computing.
  • Focus on understanding enabling technologies and studying applications and experiments. To a lesser extent address the socio-cultural impact.
  • Come up with new ideas, start innovative projects in this area.

Course Info

As Taught In
Spring 2005
Learning Resource Types
Lecture Notes
Projects with Examples