Personal and Ubiquitous Computing

, Volume 11, Issue 5, pp 329–333 | Cite as

Pervasive computing in the domestic space

  • Steve Howard
  • Jesper Kjeldskov
  • Mikael B. Skov
Original Article


Information and computing technologies have gone wild; broken free as servants of organizational ends and launched off the desktop, computing artefacts are finding new forms, new rationales and new circumstance of use. In some cases this change is purposeful and deliberate, but in others an intriguing socio-technical drift is at work, and the influences over that drift are yet to be understood. Here, we surface four interrelated dimensions along which transformation is occurring (technology, context, users and purposes), and we commence a discussion aiming to articulate both the visible and the unremarked upon influences over that drift.


Domestication Pervasive computing 


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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Steve Howard
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jesper Kjeldskov
    • 2
  • Mikael B. Skov
    • 2
  1. 1.Interaction Design GroupThe University of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceAalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark

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