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'Home, Smart Home' – Exploring End Users' Mental Models of Smart Homes

Verena Zimmermann, Merve Bennighof, Miriam Edel, Oliver Hofmann, Judith Jung, Melina von Wick
2018 Mensch & Computer  
To support researchers and practitioners in designing Smart Home technologies that align with the users' needs and expectations the mental models of 42 potential Smart Home users were examined using a  ...  The results revealed that the users' understanding of Smart Homes was rather superficial.  ...  Acknowledgement The research reported in this paper has been supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and by the Hessian Ministry of Science and the Arts within CRISP (  ... 
doi:10.18420/muc2018-ws08-0539 dblp:conf/mc/ZimmermannBEHJW18 fatcat:igne5ltxufbgjczdfyjjghsyty

Health Smart Homes: User Perspectives

Swetha Nagapuri, Anthony J Maeder, Patricia A H Williams
2019 Studies in Health Technology and Informatics  
The aim of this paper is to identify the perceptions of users by reviewing Health Smart Homes functions, services, benefits and implementation.  ...  This paper presents a landscape review to evaluate the effectiveness and feasibility of Health Smart Home technologies for advancing autonomy and quality of life from the perspectives of elderly users.  ...  Table 1 . 1 Study results of users in Health Smart Homes describing by operational model function, user requirements, system requirements and improvement outcome.  ... 
doi:10.3233/shti190784 pmid:31397313 fatcat:bdcvjaendrbhrnb24as7pb6lsa

About composing our own smart home

Joëlle Coutaz, Emeric Fontaine, Nadine Mandran, Alexandre Demeure
2010 Proceedings of the International Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces - AVI '10  
HAL is a multi-disciplinary open access archive for the deposit and dissemination of scientific research documents, whether they are published or not.  ...  In [2] , we present a chemistry-inspired theoretical model that supports reasoning about the composition of smart artifacts by end users.  ...  In this paper, we focus on the composition of smart artifacts by end users, bringing together physicality and digital power.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1842993.1843081 dblp:conf/avi/CoutazFMD10 fatcat:x34tajye3nc6pkyqmhw2tu2hcu

Towards a natural language programming interface for smart homes

Meghan Clark, Prabal Dutta, Mark W. Newman
2016 Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing Adjunct - UbiComp '16  
We hope to help bring natural language interfaces for the home into alignment with end users' mental models.  ...  In this preliminary work, we collect and analyze over 1,600 utterances from nontechnical end users encompassing a variety of smart home interactions.  ...  Study Methodology We devised two surveys to collect data about end user programs for smart homes.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2968219.2971443 dblp:conf/huc/ClarkDN16 fatcat:p6nspzooyzcpxgabpses6z3ram

Modeling Users' Work Activities in a Smart Home

Erfaneh Allameh, Mohammadali Heidari, Bauke De Vries, Harry Timmermans, Mohammad Masoud, Farhang Mozaffar
2014 Procedia Environmental Sciences  
In this paper, we use the outputs of an experiment to model users' work activities in a smart home.  ...  The results give better insight into the future trends of working at home and the effects of smart homes on working behavior of people.  ...  The effects of scenarios (weekday and weekend) on the work behavior of users were explored.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.proenv.2014.11.008 fatcat:ixfkqldfsnbp5iajlih7ziqyfa

Practical trigger-action programming in the smart home

Blase Ur, Elyse McManus, Melwyn Pak Yong Ho, Michael L. Littman
2014 Proceedings of the 32nd annual ACM conference on Human factors in computing systems - CHI '14  
We investigate the practicality of letting average users customize smart-home devices using trigger-action ("if, then") programming.  ...  We evaluate the uniqueness of the 67,169 trigger-action programs shared on, finding that real users have written a large number of unique trigger-action interactions.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We are grateful to the Rutgers UPOD group, especially Phillip Quiza, and the Brown UPOD group, especially Steve Reiss, for helping us work toward end-user programming of devices.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2556288.2557420 dblp:conf/chi/UrMHL14 fatcat:xhky3e5ovvdgvofcbxqveyecce

Privacy-Preserving Mechanism in Smart Home using Blockchain

Amjad Qashlan, Priyadarsi Nanda, Xiangian He, Manoranjan Mohanty
2021 IEEE Access  
The smart home use one such transformation of IoT, which seems to be the wave of the future.  ...  We propose authentication scheme that combines attribute-based access control with smart contracts and edge computing to create a secure framework for IoT devices in smart home systems.  ...  Fig.1 shows the proposed system architecture which consists of four participants with access to Ethereum smart contracts through the Internet: end users (home users, services accessors), IoT smart home  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2021.3098795 fatcat:my4mp6pufjeftj2gbvmggker4i

From today's augmented houses to tomorrow's smart homes

Sarah Mennicken, Jo Vermeulen, Elaine M. Huang
2014 Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing - UbiComp '14 Adjunct  
A considerable amount of research has been carried out towards making long-standing smart home visions technically feasible.  ...  Synthesizing a broad body of research on smart homes with observations of industry and experiences from our own empirical work, we provide a discussion of ongoing and emerging challenges, namely challenges  ...  Thanks to Kris Luyten, Johannes Schöning, and Blase Ur for their very valuable feedback to improve earlier versions of this work.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2632048.2636076 dblp:conf/huc/MennickenVH14 fatcat:yqacvo3tz5gajmm5cuexweljcy

Smart Home Personal Assistants: A Security and Privacy Review [article]

Jide S. Edu and Jose M. Such and Guillermo Suarez-Tangil
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Smart Home Personal Assistants (SPA) are an emerging innovation that is changing the way in which home users interact with the technology.  ...  on a small part of the attack surface, particularly on issues related to the interaction between the user and the SPA devices.  ...  and incomplete mental models of the SPA ecosystem [1] .  ... 
arXiv:1903.05593v3 fatcat:bu7j5fb23jg6vife5bnc7nccai


2019 Advances in Multidisciplinary & Scientific Research Journal Publication  
of the smart home.  ...  An extensive survey of literature is carried out to investigate the general architecture, existing models and designs of the Smart Home System in other to establish how current models impact on the operations  ...  Smart Home architecture could be explored.  ... 
doi:10.22624/aims/cisdi/v10n1p3 fatcat:twjt3jedajdjzmfwuck7l4xuau

Towards the Evolution of Smart Home Environments: A Survey

A Salazar
2016 International Journal of Automation and Smart Technology  
The paper seeks to define automated or smart home systems by identifying common aspects of current such systems.  ...  Several types of home automation systems have been proposed and classified according to their functionality, mode of user interaction, scheduling systems and cost-effectiveness.  ...  Smart Home Systems for Specific People A number of proposed smart home systems are aimed at assisting people with mental or physical limitations.  ... 
doi:10.5875/ausmt.v6i3.1039 fatcat:gjd4kdacnndwdnu2ftf3ltdzpi

Assessing Users' Privacy and Security Concerns of Smart Home Technologies

Verena Zimmermann, Paul Gerber, Karola Marky, Leon Böck, Florian Kirchbuchner
2019 I-COM: A Journal of Interactive and Cooperative Media  
Aiming to support end users' informed decision-making through addressing the concerns we first conducted semi-structured interviews with 42 potential and little-experienced Smart Home users.  ...  Smart Home technologies have the potential to increase the quality of life, home security and facilitate elderly care.  ...  The structure of the interview was as follows: In the first part of the interview, we aimed to explore the users' general perceptions and mental models of SH.  ... 
doi:10.1515/icom-2019-0015 fatcat:ytnaqwzmijenljnn4oxwabv6hu

Mobilizing Older Adults: Harnessing the Potential of Smart Home Technologies

H. J. Thompsonb, G. Demiris
2012 IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics  
SummaryThis paper highlights the potential of smart home applications to not only assess mobility determinants for older adults in the home environment but also provide the opportunity for tailored interventions.We  ...  We discuss examples that showcase the potential of smart home systems to not only measure but also improve mobility for community dwelling older adults.Mobility is a complex construct that cannot be addressed  ...  In this paper we explore the potential of smart home applications to facilitate data collection and analysis to support the assessment of mobility and the design of tailored interventions.  ... 
doi:10.1055/s-0038-1639437 fatcat:xkvcpd5pgjft5fm46k7z3ygkyi

Leaky sensor fields: Deviating, accelerating, and restraining the smart home

RTD Conference, James Pierce
2019 Figshare  
then explores scenarios to help us speculate about the future of smart homes and as ways of understanding the present.  ...  This work begins with a set of close Based on close studies of existing smart home security cameras, Through a series of design explorations that accelerate, diverge, and restrain smart cameras, this research  ...  User profiles are collections of data associated with a person that are used to construct models that can predict behavior.  ... 
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.7855892 fatcat:b2vbwdt5jbfnrjingxnb4ochey

Collaborative Smart Home technologies for senior independent living: A review

M. Bal, Weiming Shen, Qi Hao, H. Xue
2011 Proceedings of the 2011 15th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design (CSCWD)  
Based on the investigation of about 30 projects or systems in the area of Smart Homes for independent and assisted living, key research issues as well as underlying opportunities have been identified.  ...  This paper presents a review of the collaborative smart home technologies for senior independent living. It focuses on the major features that enable safe independent living for seniors.  ...  The home system model of Vivago is shown in Fig. 5 . Figure 5 . VIVAGO Home System. [27] B.  ... 
doi:10.1109/cscwd.2011.5960116 dblp:conf/cscwd/BalSHX11 fatcat:5c63wtdsn5ftnl5kgvrlwn4vji
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