Calendar

January 6, Week 1: Introduction
The course will be introduced and we will discuss the topics and types of projects that can be done.

January 13, Week 2: What is Domestic Life Like?
We will explore knowledge around everyday domestic life, how it unfolds, how it reshapes, and the ways in which researchers and designers are thinking about future home technologies and domestic life.

  • Alex S. Taylor and Laurel Swan. 2005. Artful systems in the home. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’05). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 641-650. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/1054972.1055060
  • Peter Tolmie, James Pycock, Tim Diggins, Allan MacLean, and Alain Karsenty. 2002. Unremarkable computing. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’02). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 399-406. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/503376.503448
  • Judge, T., and Neustaedter, C., Studying and Designing Technology for Domestic Life: Lessons from Home, Morgan Kaufmann
    • Chapter 1: An Introduction

January 20, Week 3: Methods for Studying Domestic Life
We will explore research methods for working with people in domestic contexts in order to understand their routines, how they use technology, and what their needs are for future technologies.

  • Judge, T., and Neustaedter, C., Studying and Designing Technology for Domestic Life: Lessons from Home, Morgan Kaufmann
    • Chapter 2: Conducting Interviews with Remote Participants
    • Chapter 3: Rainy Days Work Best for Us
    • Chapter 4: Wear Nice Socks

Due: Project Proposal

January 27, Week 4: Methods for Studying Domestic Technology Design
We will explore methods for studying the use of technologies that have been created, ranging from early prototypes to complete systems.

  • Judge, T., and Neustaedter, C., Studying and Designing Technology for Domestic Life: Lessons from Home, Morgan Kaufmann
    • Chapter 5: The Flexible Realities of Using Design Probes
    • Chapter 8: Autobiographical Design in the Home
    • Chapter 9: In Home Deployments
    • Chapter 11: Techniques for Studying Actual Use of Personal Communication Prototypes

February 3, Week 5: The Ethics of Studying Domestic Life
We will study ethical concerns when working with people in domestic settings, including children, older adults, and bereaving family.

  • Judge, T., and Neustaedter, C., Studying and Designing Technology for Domestic Life: Lessons from Home, Morgan Kaufmann
    • Chapter 12: Working with Community Groups
    • Chapter 13: Conflict in Families as an Ethical and Methodological Consideration

February 10, Week 6: Family Communication over Distance
We will study family communication practice over distance, including video communication, messaging, and challenges with time zones.

  • Xiang Cao, Abigail Sellen, A.J. Bernheim Brush, David Kirk, Darren Edge, and Xianghua Ding. 2010. Understanding family communication across time zones. In Proceedings of the 2010 ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work (CSCW ’10). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 155-158. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/1718918.1718947
  • Tejinder K. Judge, Carman Neustaedter, and Andrew F. Kurtz. 2010. The family window: the design and evaluation of a domestic media space. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’10). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2361-2370. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/1753326.1753682

Due: Literature Review

February 17, Reading Week – No class

February 24, Week 7: Long Distance Relationships

  • Carman Neustaedter and Saul Greenberg. 2012. Intimacy in long-distance relationships over video chat. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’12). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 753-762. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/2207676.2207785
  • Marc Hassenzahl, Stephanie Heidecker, Kai Eckoldt, Sarah Diefenbach, and Uwe Hillmann. 2012. All You Need is Love: Current Strategies of Mediating Intimate Relationships through Technology. ACM Trans. Comput.-Hum. Interact. 19, 4, Article 30 (December 2012), 19 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/2395131.2395137

Due: Project Plan

March 2, Week 8: Memories
We will study the capture and sharing of family memories, looking at photos, videos, and souvenirs or mementos.

  • Daniela Petrelli and Steve Whittaker. 2010. Family memories in the home: contrasting physical and digital mementos. Personal Ubiquitous Comput.14, 2 (February 2010), 153-169. DOI=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00779-009-0279-7
  • William T. Odom, Abigail J. Sellen, Richard Banks, David S. Kirk, Tim Regan, Mark Selby, Jodi L. Forlizzi, and John Zimmerman. 2014. Designing for slowness, anticipation and re-visitation: a long term field study of the photobox. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1961-1970. DOI=http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2556288.2557178

March 9, Week 9: Ageing in Place and Older Adults

  • Jim Rowan and Elizabeth D. Mynatt. 2005. Digital Family Portrait Field Trial: Support for Aging in Place. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’05). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 521-530. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/1054972.1055044
  • Barbara Barbosa Neves, Rachel L. Franz, Cosmin Munteanu, Ronald Baecker, and Mags Ngo. 2015. “My Hand Doesn’t Listen to Me!”: Adoption and Evaluation of a Communication Technology for the ‘Oldest Old’. In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’15). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1593-1602. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/2702123.2702430

March 16, Week 10: Alternative Homes

  • Audrey Desjardins, Jeremy E. Viny, Cayla Key, and Nouela Johnston. 2019. Alternative Avenues for IoT: Designing with Non-Stereotypical Homes. In Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’19). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Paper 351, 13 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3290605.3300581

March 23, Week 11: TBD

March 30, Week 12: Paper Presentations

April 6, Week 13: Conference Paper  Reviewing