Tailored Itinerary: The Smart Modern Home
By Diana Budds / Published by Dwell
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To complement our July/August issue's Smart Home product package, we've programmed a series of panels that cover the latest innovations in home tech.

 

It Will Get Loud: A Small Speaker That's Big on Sound<br><br>Home audio companies are managing to make speakers smaller, more portable, and more wallet-friendly while keeping sound quality as robust as their larger (and pricier) brethren. Soundfreaq's co-founder and creative director Matthew Paprocki will demo and deconstruct the award-winning Sound Stack and demo Sound Platform 2 to let you in on the technology behind making big sound come from a tiny package. See this Saturday, June 22, at 12:30 p.m. on the Demonstration Stage.

It Will Get Loud: A Small Speaker That's Big on Sound

Home audio companies are managing to make speakers smaller, more portable, and more wallet-friendly while keeping sound quality as robust as their larger (and pricier) brethren. Soundfreaq's co-founder and creative director Matthew Paprocki will demo and deconstruct the award-winning Sound Stack and demo Sound Platform 2 to let you in on the technology behind making big sound come from a tiny package. See this Saturday, June 22, at 12:30 p.m. on the Demonstration Stage.

Small Scale to Big Ideas: Technology in the Modern Home<br><br>Even those homeowners who haven’t embraced complete home automation systems now have their pick of simple product upgrades that pack a major impact. Join three vanguards in the home tech industry: Matt Rogers, co-founder of Nest, Phillip Prestigomo, director of industrial design for Legrand, and Richard Gresens, senior director of North American design for Whirlpool. We'll delve into how these design-forward companies are shaping the smallest details to the broadest concepts surrounding what it means to have a smart modern home for today and tomorrow. Catch the lively discussion Saturday, June 22, at 1:00 p.m. on the Sustainable Design stage.

Small Scale to Big Ideas: Technology in the Modern Home

Even those homeowners who haven’t embraced complete home automation systems now have their pick of simple product upgrades that pack a major impact. Join three vanguards in the home tech industry: Matt Rogers, co-founder of Nest, Phillip Prestigomo, director of industrial design for Legrand, and Richard Gresens, senior director of North American design for Whirlpool. We'll delve into how these design-forward companies are shaping the smallest details to the broadest concepts surrounding what it means to have a smart modern home for today and tomorrow. Catch the lively discussion Saturday, June 22, at 1:00 p.m. on the Sustainable Design stage.

This article was originally published on June 14, 2013 on our sister site, Dwell on Design.

The Smart Modern Kitchen<br><br>Dacor created the first Android-based oven that can be operated remotely from a smart phone. In this panel on Sunday, June 23, at 12:00 p.m. on the Sustainable Design stage, they’ll explain the technology behind its energy-saving features.

The Smart Modern Kitchen

Dacor created the first Android-based oven that can be operated remotely from a smart phone. In this panel on Sunday, June 23, at 12:00 p.m. on the Sustainable Design stage, they’ll explain the technology behind its energy-saving features.

3-D Printing Demo<br><br>3-D printing technology was once only in the domain of professional designers, but thanks to Cubify's new at-home device, it's entered the home realm. Far from just another of-the-moment gizmo, this innovation opens the door for democratizing manufacturing. On Sunday, June 23, at 2:00 p.m. on the Demonstration Stage, join 3D Systems senior researcher Scott Turner as he demonstrates how the award-winning product works, creates an object from start to finish in real time, and chats about 3-D printing's potential.

3-D Printing Demo

3-D printing technology was once only in the domain of professional designers, but thanks to Cubify's new at-home device, it's entered the home realm. Far from just another of-the-moment gizmo, this innovation opens the door for democratizing manufacturing. On Sunday, June 23, at 2:00 p.m. on the Demonstration Stage, join 3D Systems senior researcher Scott Turner as he demonstrates how the award-winning product works, creates an object from start to finish in real time, and chats about 3-D printing's potential.

Demo: Live Cooking and Product Demonstrations with GE Monogram<br><br>Head to booth 1237 for live cooking and product demos from GE Monogram Friday at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.; Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.; and Sunday at 11:00 a.m..

Demo: Live Cooking and Product Demonstrations with GE Monogram

Head to booth 1237 for live cooking and product demos from GE Monogram Friday at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.; Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.; and Sunday at 11:00 a.m..

Diana Budds

@dianabudds

A New York-based writer, Diana studied art history and environmental policy at UC Davis. Before rising to Senior Editor at Dwell—where she helped craft product coverage, features, and more—Diana worked in the Architecture and Design departments at MoMA and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. She counts finishing a 5K as one of her greatest accomplishments, gets excited about any travel involving trains, and her favorite magazine section is Rewind. Learn more about Diana at: http://dianabudds.com

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