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HomeNote: Supporting Situated messaging in the home

Abigail Sellen, Richard Harper, Rachel Eardley, S. Izadi, Tim Regan, Alex S. Taylor, and Kenneth R. Wood


In this paper we describe a field trial designed to investigate the potential of remote, situated messaging within the home. Five households used our "HomeNote" device for approximately a month. The results show a diversity of types of communication which highlight the role of messaging both to a household and to a place. It also shows the ways in which these kinds of messages enable subtle ways of requesting action, expressing affection, and marking identity in a household – communication types which have received little attention in the research literature. These in turn point to new concepts for technology which we describe.


Publication typeProceedings
Published inProceedings of the 2006 20th anniversary conference on Computer supported cooperative work (CSCW '06)
AddressBanff, Canada
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc.
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