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Title: The HomeCar Organiser: Designing for blurring home-car boundaries
Authors: Cycil, C
Eardley, R
Perry, M
Keywords: Cars;Domestic technology;Family life;Mobile media;Video
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc
Citation: UbiComp 2014 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing: 955 - 962, Seattle, WA, USA, (13 - 17 September 2014)
Abstract: Ubiquitous computing is having an important impact on family life with a wide range of technologies supporting and creating the need for connected and smarter homes. In particular, mobile devices are allowing families to connect activities across spaces, which include the home and the car. This paper presents a new design concept - the HomeCar Organiser - which is a connected system that enables families to coordinate schedules, activities and artifacts between the home and activities placed in the car. The design of HomeCar Organiser was informed by an empirical ethnographic study of family car travel practices in the UK over one and a half years. The study motivated us to consider how routine practices of everyday life are negotiated through and in the car while supported by a range of technologies.
Description: "© 2014 ACM. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Proceeding UbiComp '14 Adjunct Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing: Adjunct Publication Pages 955-962 ACM New York, NY, USA ©2014 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2638728.2641556
URI: http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=2638728.2641556
http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/10212
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2638728.2641556
ISBN: 9781450330473
Appears in Collections:Dept of Computer Science Research Papers

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