Exploring Hygge as a Desirable Design Vision for the Sustainable Smart Home

Rikke Hagensby Jensen, Yolande Strengers, Dimitrios Raptis, Larissa Nicholls, Jesper Kjeldskov, Mikael B. Skov
2018 Proceedings of the 2018 on Designing Interactive Systems Conference 2018 - DIS '18  
In this paper, we present an exploratory study of hygge as a low-energy design vision for the smart home. Hygge is a Danish concept that embodies aesthetic experiences related to conviviality, often shaped by orchestrating atmospheres through low-level lighting. To explore this vision, we probe two Australian households that already live with smart home lighting technology. We report on household reflections of embedding hygge into everyday life. We conclude by outlining future directions for
more » ... re directions for exploring desirable and sustainable smart home visions.
doi:10.1145/3196709.3196804 dblp:conf/ACMdis/JensenSRNKS18 fatcat:gnzt46zb4va2pbxvjc3rvhi45q