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human scale

The size or proportion of a building element or space, or article of furniture; relative to the structural or functional dimensions of the human body.
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Although some of the new schemes might apply only to objects already too small to be seen with the naked eye, others may be suitable for ordinary, human-scale items.
The Social Computing group develops computational tools to foster robust, decentralized, human-scale social systems.
Bsquare, Embedded software developer declared that it is assisting the Googlea s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) team on Project Tango, a multi-year project, which is aimed on giving mobile devices a human-scale understanding of space and motion.
Johnny Lee, leader of Project Tango said that the goal of Project Tango is to give mobile devices a human-scale understanding of space and motion, the Verge reported.
Our culture poorly grasps the relationship of human-scale objects to those normally designated astronomical.
Most Likely to Secede: What the Vermont Independence Movement Can Teach Us About Reclaiming Community and Creating a Human-Scale Vision for the 20th Century provides a visionary focus on the political and economy decay of the country--and chronicles a group of activists and scholars who explore relocalized methods of meeting basic needs for food, energy and business.
The luminaires, mounted at 4m with a 150 Watt indirect lighting source, provide intimate human-scale lighting.
In the halls, rooms, and recesses of the palace were placed sober, imposing, human-scale abstract sculptures; their titles identified them as portraits, among them Georg Buchner's characters Woyzeck and Lenz as well as Moosbtugger from Robert Musil's The Man Without Qualities-madmen from Germanic literature, introduced into real space.
John Hough, Managing Director of Virtual Presence, noted, "This project represents nearly a full year of planning by our London and Manchester technical teams, and will establish a new precedent for human-scale visualization.
In the Valley, much human-scale development occurred along Ventura Boulevard during the recession when the demand for office space evaporated.
We wanted to transform the existing congested mixture of storefront and hotel lobbies into a more human-scale shopping and hotel district that let all Wakiki guests know that they are indeed in Hawaii.
They create a different, human-scale layer of public spaces in the city by adding or replacing.