“Playing with the Bits” User-Configuration of Ubiquitous Domestic Environments

  • Jan Humble
  • Andy Crabtree
  • Terry Hemmings
  • Karl-Petter Åkesson
  • Boriana Koleva
  • Tom Rodden
  • Pär Hansson
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2864)

Abstract

This paper presents the development of a user-oriented framework to support the user reconfiguration of ubiquitous domestic environments. We present a lightweight component model that allows a range of devices to be readily interconnected and an editor to support users in doing this. The editor discovers available ubiquitous components and presents these to users as jigsaw pieces that can be dynamically recombined. The developed editor allows users to assemble lightweight sensors, devices such as displays and larger applications in order to meet their particular needs.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    Ballagas, et al.: iStuff. In: Proc. CHI 2003, ACM Press, Florida (2003)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Brand, S.: How Buildings Learn. Viking, New York (1994)Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Crabtree, A., Hemmings, T., Rodden, T.: Pattern-based support for interactive design in domestic settings. In: Proc. DIS 2002, ACM Press, London (2002)Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Edwards, K., Grinter, R.: At home with ubiquitous computing. In: Abowd, G.D., Brumitt, B., Shafer, S. (eds.) UbiComp 2001. LNCS, vol. 2201, pp. 256–272. Springer, Heidelberg (2001)Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Ehn, P., Kyng, M.: Cardboard computers. In: Greenbaum, J., Kyng, M. (eds.) Design at Work, pp. 169–195. Lawrence Erlbaum, New Jersey (1991)Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Newman, M., et al.: Designing for serendipity. In: Proc. DIS 2002, ACM Press, London (2001)Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    O’Brien, J., et al.: At home with the technology. ACM Trans. on Computer-Human Interaction 6(3), 282–308 (1999)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    Rodden, T., Benford, S.: The evolution of buildings and implications for the design of ubiquitous domestic environments. In: Proc. CHI 2003, ACM Press, Florida (2003)Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Sohn, T., Dey, A.: iCAP. In: Proc. CHI 2003 (interactive poster), ACM Press, Florida (2003)Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Tolmie, P., et al.: Unremarkable computing. In: Proc. CHI 2002, pp. 399–406. ACM Press, Minneapolis (2002)Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    Twidale, M., Randall, D., Bentley, R.: Situated evaluation for cooperative systems. In: Proc. CSCW 1994, pp. 441–452. ACM Press, North Carolina (1994)CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Humble
    • 1
  • Andy Crabtree
    • 2
  • Terry Hemmings
    • 2
  • Karl-Petter Åkesson
    • 1
  • Boriana Koleva
    • 2
  • Tom Rodden
    • 2
  • Pär Hansson
    • 1
  1. 1.SICSSwedish Institute of Computer ScienceKistaSweden
  2. 2.MRL Lab, Jubilee CampusUniversity of NottinghamNottinghamUK

Personalised recommendations