Thinking Smart, Smart Rooms that Is

by Emily S.

Considering my proposal for a “smart room”, which would modify the AC, lighting, and shading of the room to maximize comfort levels for the people using the space, this map touches on a few Chicago data sets that could help the case for this proposal. First, the purple dots represent the city park department buildings. This helps to grasp the idea of the amount of buildings that could benefit from this idea, even though it does not represent each specific building. Secondly, the red dots represent the different community areas in Chicago that could significantly benefit the community with this idea. Lastly, the yellow dots represent the affordable housing developments. With this being the most ideal housing option for the majority of the area, adding this proposal to residences would increase comfort levels for many people. This map outlines areas where this “smart room” could be greatly affected in a positive way.