Supporting the serendipitous use of domestic technologies

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dc.contributor.author Bellucci, Andrea
dc.contributor.author Vianello, Andrea
dc.contributor.author Florack, Yves
dc.contributor.author Jacucci, Giulio
dc.date.accessioned 2022-04-05T07:47:10Z
dc.date.available 2022-04-05T07:47:10Z
dc.date.issued 2016-04-01
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation A. Bellucci, A. Vianello, Y. Florack and G. Jacucci, "Supporting the Serendipitous Use of Domestic Technologies," in IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 16-25, Apr.-June 2016, doi: 10.1109/MPRV.2016.26.
dc.identifier.issn 1536-1268
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/34524
dc.description.abstract The authors present an iterative design exploration to support serendipitous uses of technology: quick reconfigurations of the domestic environment to address inhabitants' current needs, whether they are transient and ephemeral or more habitual. As a result of this exploration, the authors developed T4Tags 2.0, an open-ended toolkit for programming Web-connected and versatile physical tokens embedded with different sensing technologies (including near field communication, physical buttons, and motion and environmental sensors) and can be easily integrated with existing artifacts. The design of the toolkit was informed by fieldwork that provided design drivers for domestic technologies that can be repurposed or appropriated through features such as end-user programming of device behavior and crowd-fueled appropriation by sharing "recipes" of programmed tokens. A user study with three families provides insights into system usefulness and the recipe-sharing functionality. The authors also discuss opportunities and challenges, reflecting on the tradeoffs of an open system in terms of user engagement, creative input, and real-world deployment. This article is part of a special issue on domestic pervasive computing.
dc.description.sponsorship This research has been partially funded by the 2015 UC3M Post-Doc Mobility Scholarship and by the Academy of Finland (286440, Evidence)
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher IEEE
dc.rights © 2016, IEEE
dc.subject.other pervasive computing
dc.subject.other domestic technology
dc.subject.other end-user programming
dc.subject.other toolkit
dc.subject.other condition-action programming
dc.subject.other internet of things
dc.subject.other internet/web technologies
dc.subject.other mobile
dc.title Supporting the serendipitous use of domestic technologies
dc.title.alternative T4Tags 2.0: a tool to support the serendipitous use of domestic technologies
dc.type article
dc.subject.eciencia Informática
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1109/MPRV.2016.26
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
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dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 16
dc.identifier.publicationissue 2
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 25
dc.identifier.publicationtitle IEEE PERVASIVE COMPUTING
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 15
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000018729
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