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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 (2016) 'Domestic pervasive information systems: End-user programming of digital homes.' In: UNSPECIFIED, (ed.) Pervasive Information Systems. UNSPECIFIED, 129 - 149. ISBN 9780765616890

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Abstract

This 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, formalizing, and visualizing these processes. In addition, we report on a user evaluation that demonstrates that nonexpert users find these methods 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: 03 Jun 2021 16:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/10620

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