Degrees of Agency in Owners & Users of Home IoT devices

Cecchinato, Marta and Harrison, Daniel (2017) Degrees of Agency in Owners & Users of Home IoT devices. In: CHI 2017, 6-11 May 2017, Denver.

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Internet of Things (IoT) devices are slowly populating our homes. In th is age of shar ing econom y and increased mobility, however, the home environment is no longer a fixed location always shared by the same people . To better understand the issues and challenges around agency and IoT use in the home , we take a p ragmatic and situated approach . In this paper, we draw on our own experience s as users and identify the tensions between ownership and usage , and the economic implications there might be when sharing IoT system s with trusted people vs. strangers . We suggest the distinction between owners and users should be more carefully considered in the design and research of future device.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Presented as part of the Making Home: Asserting agency in the Age of IoT workshop in CHI '17.
Subjects: G900 Others in Mathematical and Computing Sciences
P900 Others in Mass Communications and Documentation
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2018 09:00
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2018 09:00

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