A range of research has pointed to empirical studies of the use of domestic materials as a useful insight when designing future interactive systems for homes. In this paper we describe how we designed a system from the basis of lessons from such studies. Our system applies the CASOME infrastructure (context-aware interactive media platform for social computing in the home) to construct a system supporting distributed and collaborative handling of digital materials in a domestic context. It contains a collective platform for handling digital materials in the home and also contains a range of connected interactive surfaces supporting the flow of digital materials around the physical home. We discuss applications and use scenarios of the system, and finally, we present experiences from lab and field tests of the system. The main contribution of the paper is that it illustrates how insights from empirical studies can be realized in a concrete system design, and it highlights how colocated, connected and social media use is an area which needs further exploration in concrete systems design.
Ifip International Federation for Information Processing: Proceedings of Ifip Tc 9, Wg 9.3 Hoit 2007 Conference, August 22–25, 2007, Chennai, India, 2007, p. 251-267
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Home Oriented Informatics and Telematics Conference. HOIT 2007