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Users’ Preferences for Ubiquitous Computing Applications at Home

  • Katja Rentto
  • Ilkka Korhonen
  • Antti Väätänen
  • Lasse Pekkarinen
  • Timo Tuomisto
  • Luc Cluitmans
  • Raimo Lappalainen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2875)

Abstract

We developed and evaluated a home network and ambient intelligence prototype for wellness management and home automation applications. The evaluation was based on interviews and a user trial at a simulated home environment. This paper describes users’ attitudes towards ubiquitous computing technology at home, and especially what kind of applications they would prefer to use at home. We also aimed to gather qualitative information about what kind of user interfaces would be desired for using these applications. The study generated new ideas to develop the ubiquitous computing enabled home concept further.

Keywords

Ubiquitous Computing Smart Home Home Network Messaging System Home Automation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Katja Rentto
    • 1
  • Ilkka Korhonen
    • 1
  • Antti Väätänen
    • 1
  • Lasse Pekkarinen
    • 1
  • Timo Tuomisto
    • 1
  • Luc Cluitmans
    • 1
  • Raimo Lappalainen
    • 2
  1. 1.VTT Information TechnologyTampereFinland
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of TampereTampereFinland

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