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posted on 30.09.2019, 14:20 by Matthew Lee-Smith, Tracy RossTracy Ross, Martin MaguireMartin Maguire, Fung Po TsoFung Po Tso, Jeremy Morley, Stephano Cavazzi
It's said that the pleasure is in the giving, not the receiving. This belief is validated by how humans interact with their family, friends and society as well as their gardens, homes, and pets. Yet for ubiquitous devices, this dynamic is reversed with devices as the donors and owners as the recipients. This paper explores an alternative paradigm where these devices are elevated, becoming members of Data Hungry Homes, allowing us to build relationships with them using the principles that we apply to family, pets or houseplants. These devices are developed to fit into a new concept of the home, can symbiotically interact with us and possess needs and traits that yield unexpected positive or negative outcomes from interacting with them. Such relationships could enrich our lives through our endeavours to “feed” our Data Hungry Homes, possibly leading us to explore new avenues and interactions outside and inside the home.

Funding

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Embedded Intelligence (under grant reference EP/L014998/1), Loughborough University and Ordnance Survey

History

School

  • Design
  • Science

Department

  • Computer Science

Published in

Proceedings of the Halfway to the Future Symposium 2019 (HTTF 2019)

Source

Halfway to the Future

Publisher

ACM

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Rights holder

© owner/authors

Publisher statement

© Owner/Author 2019. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive Version of Record was published in Proceedings of the Halfway to the Future Symposium 2019 (HTTF 2019), https://doi.org/10.1145/3363384.3363390.

Acceptance date

18/09/2019

Publication date

2019-11-19

Copyright date

2019

ISBN

9781450372039

Language

en

Editor(s)

Joel E Fischer, Sarah Martindale, Martin Porcheron, Stuart Reeves, Jocelyn Spence

Location

Nottingham, UK

Event dates

19th November 2019 - 20th November 2019

Depositor

Mr Matt Smith

Article number

6