IAT 887, Domestic & Social Computing, is a graduate course taught in the School of Interactive Art and Technology at Simon Fraser University in Surrey, BC, Canada. The course explores domestic routines and practices and the design and evaluation of technology to support them. This includes domestic practice that occurs both within and outside the context of the home. The course will be taught from a social computing perspective, drawing from sociology, anthropology, ethnography, and design practice, to understand the social context of design for domestic life. This will involve exploring the people who use domestic technologies, their social relationships, and their social and cultural practices.
Important - Ethics Applications: Please read prior to taking the course.
Course Instructor: Dr. Carman Neustaedter
Date & Time: Spring 2012 (Jan 5-April 11), Tuesdays 9:30 am-12:20 pm