BT home of the future challenge


BT set a challenge for MA students on the Design and Brand Strategy course and MSc students on the Integrated Product Design course, to design the home of the future.

Consumers’ homes are expected to evolve over the coming years to incorporate a range of network connected devises and sensors – how can these be exploited to offer a range of enhanced services? Taking account of the Smart Homes context and issues identified, teams were challenged to investigate, develop and present a concept for an ‘ownable’, branded service or application that would appeal to both technical and non-technical audiences, giving a tangible sense of end-user touch points through visualisations.

The students presented their work to representatives from BT on Thursday 14th June during the Made in Brunel exhibition. This included an introduction to their ideas, a summary of the background research and an overview of how it could potentially be delivered.

The overall winners were announced shortly after, congratulations to:

Sukumal Surichamorn
Polytimh Liarostathi
Yao Guo
Floor Veldhuis
Paraskevas Selinas
Ozgun Tandiroglu

BT kindly provided a monetary prize for the winning team, runners up as well as the best presentation and also invited the winners and runners up to visit their Research & Development facilities in Suffolk.