As part of its outreach programme, CEDIA is hosting 2 focus groups.  The first, comprised of Architects and CEDIA Home Technology Professionals, and the second, comprised of Interior Designers and CEDIA Home Technology Professionals, aim to discover how to better understand the needs of Design Professionals facing Smart Home Technology Integration.

It is important for Architects and Interior Designers to recognise the importance and affect that smart home technology can have on a project. At the same time, it is essential that Home Technology Professionals appreciate what architects need to enable them to consider technology at the early stages of a project.

The sooner technology is incorporated into a project, the more likely it is to be able to avoid design complications further down the line. Cabling, positioning and stylish integration of the products installed requires advance planning, in order to give clients the highest standard of project completion.

Both focus groups also include a tour around a CEDIA Member Experience Centre.

The first focus group was held on:

Architect Focus Group - Tuesday 22nd October
Time: 12:45 – 16:00
Venue: Cornflake Smart App-artment, 37 & 41 Windmill Street, London, W1T 2JU

The second focus group takes place in November:

Interior Design Focus Group - Tuesday 21st November
Time: 12:45 – 16:00
Venue: Crestron EMEA ShowroomUnit 201-205 Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, London, SW10 0XE

If you are a Design Professional interested in finding out more about CEDIA, please go to www.cedia.org, or contact Hannah Dixon, hannahd@cedia.co.uk.