Unremarkable networking

Andy Crabtree, Richard Mortier, Tom Rodden, Peter Tolmie
2012 Proceedings of the Designing Interactive Systems Conference on - DIS '12  
This paper extends the focus of current research into home networks. It represents a shift in perspective from the home network as something that is essentially understood as a technological object by the inhabitants of the home, to something that is understood by household members as a sociological object wrapped up in the organisation of their everyday lives. This shift in perspective is significant. It moves the focus of design from developing home network technologies that better support
more » ... rs' management of the home network and the devices that hang off it, to developing home network technologies that support household members' management of everyday life and the social activities that compose it. Through a range of ongoing ethnographic studies we elaborate this turn to the social, and a number of sensitising concerns informing the continued development of home network technologies.
doi:10.1145/2317956.2318039 dblp:conf/ACMdis/CrabtreeMRT12 fatcat:vdqrjqjusva47ivfebgof2h3sm