Conclusions and Implications for Industry, Policy and Research

  • Tom HargreavesEmail author
  • Charlie Wilson
Part of the Human–Computer Interaction Series book series (HCIS)


In this chapter we synthesise the main findings from the four empirical chapters and summarise the arguments and themes developed throughout the book. These illustrate the importance of research that integrates across functional, instrumental and socio-technical views of smart homes and their users. These cross-cutting themes have important implications both for the SHT industry and for policymakers, particularly in the energy domain. We conclude this chapter by highlighting key issues for further research on smart homes and their users, and by setting out a range of new research questions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Science, Society and Sustainability Research Group (3S), School of Environmental SciencesUniversity of East AngliaNorwichUK
  2. 2.Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, School of Environmental SciencesUniversity of East AngliaNorwichUK

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