Ubiquitous systems and the family: Thoughts about the networked home

Briggs, Pamela, Little, Linda and Sillence, Elizabeth (2009) Ubiquitous systems and the family: Thoughts about the networked home. In: Fifth Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS), 15 July - 17 July 2009, Mountain View, California.

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Developments in ubiquitous and pervasive computing herald a future in which computation is embedded into our daily lives. Such a vision raises important questions about how people, especially families, will be able to engage with and trust such systems whilst maintaining privacy and individual boundaries. To begin to address such issues, we have recently conducted a wide reaching study eliciting trust, privacy and identity concerns about pervasive computing. Over three hundred UK citizens participated in 38 focus groups. The groups were shown Videotaped Activity Scenarios [11] depicting pervasive or ubiquitous computing applications in a number of contexts including shopping. The data raises a number of important issues from a family perspective in terms of access, control, responsibility, benefit and complexity. Also findings highlight the conflict between increased functionality and the subtle social interactions that sustain family bonds. We present a Pre-Concept Evaluation Tool (PRECET) for use in design and implementation of ubicomp systems.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
G500 Information Systems
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2010 08:40
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2023 12:15
URI: https://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3458

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