A day in the life of things in the home

Crabtree, Andy and Tolmie, Peter (2016) A day in the life of things in the home. In: 19th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 16), February 27 - March 2 2016, San Francisco, USA.

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Abstract

This paper is about human interaction with things in the home. It is of potential relevance to developers of the Internet of Things (IoT), but it is not a technological paper. Rather, it presents a preliminary observational study of a day in a life of things in the home. The study was done out of curiosity - to see, given the emphasis on ‘things’ in the IoT, what mundane interaction with things looks like and is about. The results draw attention to the sheer scale of interaction with things, key areas of domestic activity in which interaction is embedded, and what it is about domestic life that gives data about interaction its sense. Each of these issues raises possibilities and challenges for IoT development in the home.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Definitive version in ACM Digital Library at doi: 10.1145/2818048.2819954
Keywords: Ethnography, Domestic environment, Mundane interaction with things, Internet of Things
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Science > School of Computer Science
Depositing User: Crabtree, Andy
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2015 10:40
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2016 16:46
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/30347

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