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Smart windows mean something different to everyone. From thermochromism, electrochromism, and photochromism, to the ability to serve as windows and solar panels simultaneously, the possibilities are endless.

Maybe windows replace televisions in the future. Maybe their features become something you can control with your phone. We just want to know the coolest or most valuable thing you can imagine a smart window doing in the future.


Propose at least one groundbreaking idea for the future of smart windows. In your response, explain the following:

  1. What could you do with smart windows that would make them incredibly amazing, cool, or valuable?
  2. How would the technology behind your idea work?
  3. How would someone interact with your idea? Is it something a person would turn on, activate in some other way, or does it occur continuously?
  4. Include a visual to illustrate your idea.
    Submissions will be graded on the following criteria:
  • Meets Deliverables
  • Creativity
  • Clarity
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