Our living space is undergoing a major transformation empowered by smart technologies. Meeting rising consumer expectations in modern living has never been more important to industry players who now face unprecedented opportunities brought by the growth of smart home. Beyond residents’ basic demand for functionality, the rapid advancement of technology ushers in a more efficient way of human-oriented interaction to better meet emotional demands of home occupants. As such, the definition of “living space”goes far beyond a combination of physical architecture and interior decorations. The capabilities of smart home systems to sense and respond to the needs of occupants have enabled them to break the limitation of physical space, explore more possibilities in alignment with their own preferences, needs and behaviour.
The pandemic has posed significant impacts on our lifestyle: we spend less time out and about, and more time at home due to lock-down or quarantine measures. Home-bound life has taken centre stage, along with increasing demand for remote working, which puts higher requirement on household functions.People’s perceptions towards and requirements for living space have become more elements to value family and life experience, becoming increasingly complex and differentiated.