The HomeCar Organiser: Designing for blurring home-car boundaries

Chandrika Cycil*, Rachel Eardley, Mark Perry

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Abstract

Ubiquitous computing is having an important impact on family life with a wide range of technologies supporting and creating the need for connected and smarter homes. In particular, mobile devices are allowing families to connect activities across spaces, which include the home and the car. This paper presents a new design concept - the HomeCar Organiser - which is a connected system that enables families to coordinate schedules, activities and artifacts between the home and activities placed in the car. The design of HomeCar Organiser was informed by an empirical ethnographic study of family car travel practices in the UK over one and a half years. The study motivated us to consider how routine practices of everyday life are negotiated through and in the car while supported by a range of technologies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiComp 2014 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages955-962
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781450330473
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2014 - Seattle, United States
Duration: 13 Sep 201417 Sep 2014

Conference

Conference2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2014
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle
Period13/09/1417/09/14

Keywords

  • Cars
  • Domestic technology
  • Family life
  • Mobile media
  • Video

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