The Future of Building Automation Creating Our New Persona "Building Emotion"

Mon. January 14| 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM | B311

Learning Emotion by Looking, Listening, Feeling, Thinking before returning a mindful reaction in a Humanistic User Experience "UX".

"Emotion" is the noun used to describe the creation and depiction of a mindful interactive relationship — the conversation if you will — between the inhabitants and their physical building. It is a virtual identity, a feeling, a learning, an interactive piece, a virtual brick-and-mortar that hosts the buildings' emotion. "Building" is the verb or noun that modifies it. A mash-up of a physical fixed asset and its emotional contents creates the new Building Emotion identity.

So how do we best "Look" with rapidly evolving video analytics, and "Listen" with natural language interaction and learning, using the personal assistants that are evolving as part of our edge-bots? How do we use our history of "Feeling" temperature, humidity, occupancies etc. and best combine this all with “Thinking" that will come from self-learning? Once complete we need to work a lot harder on returning that mindful reaction in the creation of Anticipatory Humanistic Relationships.

”Deviceless” mentality is an idea that users, meaning humans, wouldn’t have to use devices, apps or interfaces to access smart services. The method of access was suggested as anything from a mobile phone's presence to facial recognition. The underlying idea being that the creation of intelligence is hidden away in the engine room, always there and always on, but never visible to the user. This idea seems to arise from a widespread frustration at countless apps and interfaces we need to create our present human interfaces.

The building blocks of digital transformation are: mindset, people, process, and tools. Note that tools, which equal technology, is the last item. We as an industry tend to focus on this first, then try to trowel over mindset, people, and process. This is not working.

Learn how to think more like software developers creating an awesome user experiences for the mobile inhabitants of our buildings. We need to better understand how to be agile and sensitive to Humanistic Digital Inclusion on our new road to people-centric buildings. Humanistic Digital Inclusion is the new road that winds through our old building-centric thoughts while taking us to the new world of people-centric buildings. How might we best achieve the necessary intellect and emotional intelligence for our implementations? We need to grasp the feelings of the people with empathy in our buildings and somehow incorporate those feelings into our evolving digital twin models.

We will build on discussions from last year’s session Data at the Open Intelligent Edge with Autonomous Actions discussions and then discuss the transformations we all must make.

Join Scott, Brad and Ken on the journey to looking over the Edge to a new world using building Edge-bots that will learn emotion.

Level: Intermediate

Type: Free Industry Sessions

Cost: FREE to all registered AHR Expo attendees

Topic(s): Building Automation & Control, Building Design, Energy Conservation/Efficiency, Facility/Building Management, Trends



Cochrane, Scott

Scott Cochrane
President & CEO
Cochrane Supply & Engineering

Sinclair, (Moderator), Ken

Ken Sinclair, (Moderator)

White, P.Eng, MASc, Brad

Brad White, P.Eng, MASc
SES Consulting, Inc.