Homework: Putting Interaction into the Infrastructure

Mortier, R., Rodden, T., Tolmie, P., Lodge, T., Spencer, R., Crabtree, A., Koliousis, A. and Sventek, J. (2012) Homework: Putting Interaction into the Infrastructure. In: Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA, 7-10 Oct 2012, ISBN 9781450315807 (doi: 10.1145/2380116.2380143)

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This paper presents a user driven redesign of the domestic network infrastructure that draws upon a series of ethnographic studies of home networks. We present an infrastructure based around a purpose built access point that has modified the handling of protocols and services to reflect the interactive needs of the home. The developed infrastructure offers a novel measurement framework that allows a broad range of infrastructure information to be easily captured and made available to interactive applications. This is complemented by a diverse set of novel interactive control mechanisms and interfaces for the underlying infrastructure. We also briefly reflect on the technical and user issues arising from deployments.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Koliousis, Mr Alexandros and Sventek, Professor Joseph
Authors: Mortier, R., Rodden, T., Tolmie, P., Lodge, T., Spencer, R., Crabtree, A., Koliousis, A., and Sventek, J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Research Group:Embedded, Networked and Distributed Systems

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
478101Homework: Shaping future user centred domestic infrastructuresJoseph SventekEngineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/F064225/1SCHOOL OF COMPUTING SCIENCE