Research Repository

Domestic Pervasive Information Systems: End-user programming of digital homes

Callaghan, V and Chin, J and Zamudio, V and Clarke, G and Shahi, A and Gardner, M (2007) 'Domestic Pervasive Information Systems: End-user programming of digital homes.' In: Kourouthanassis, PE and Giagli, GM, (eds.) Journal of Management Information Systems, Special Edition on Pervasive Information Systems. M E Sharpe, 129 - 149. ISBN 978-0-7656-1689-0, 0-7656-1689-0

[img]
Preview
Text
2007_JMIS07(DomesticPervasiveInformation).pdf

Download (1MB) | Preview

Abstract

The chapter presents the background to the development of the digital home of the future and the ways in which it might be controlled by the end-user. We describe the technical background to the development of the digital home out of the ubiquitous availability of networks and devices. We then describe two different approaches to user control that are already under development ? Task Based Computing (TBC) and Pervasive Interactive Programming (PiP). We discuss theoretical work on combining, formalising and visualising these processes. In addition we report on a user evaluation that demonstrates that non-expert users find these methods to be simple, enjoyable and useful. Although this chapter confines itself to end-user programming of the digital home we argue that the underlying mechanisms and concerns apply to all levels of pervasive computing.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
Depositing User: Michael Gardner
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2014 09:03
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 17:47
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/10620

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item