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Type Other Publication
Scope Discipline-based scholarship
Title Why Can't I have Both? The Tension Between Comfort and Control in Smart Homes
Organization Unit
  • Sarah Mennicken
  • Elaine May Huang
How Published Workshop Paper presented at Pervasive Intelligibility Workshop at Pervasive 2012
Date 2012
Abstract Text Home automation is intended to reduce recurring and annoying tasks for inhabitants of smart homes. But apparently, it is not as easy as simply taking over actions for the inhabitants. Understanding what is going on in one’s environment and why this is so is crucial to the acceptance of letting go some extent of control and still increase the perceived level of comfort and well being in one’s very own home. In this position paper, we will elaborate on one challenge that smart homes pose to inhabitants discovered in our recent study, namely “The Tension Between Comfort and Control” discussing and relating it to other findings we made and finally describing some early ideas on solutions to pose them for discussion at this workshop.
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