Investigating Genres and Perspectives in HCI Research on the Home

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Desjardins, Audrey; Wakkary, Ron; Odom, Will. Investigating Genres and Perspectives in HCI Research on the Home. Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '15), 3073-3082.

Date created: 
2015
Keywords: 
Home
Domestic
Critical analysis
Reflective HCI
Abstract: 

The home and domestic experiences have been studied from multiple points of view and disciplines, with an array of methodologies in the past twenty-five years in HCI. Given the attention to the home and the volume of research, what further areas of research might there be? Based on a critical analysis of 121 works on the topic, we present seven genres of domestic technology research in HCI: social routines in the home, ongoing domestic practices, the home as a testing ground, smart homes, contested values of a home, the home as a site for interpretation, and speculative visions of the home. We articulate dominant research perspectives in HCI, and we offer two complementary perspectives about how to investigate the domestic experience in future research: the material perspective and the first person perspective.

Language: 
English
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Article
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The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
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