HomeNote: Supporting Situated messaging in the home

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.

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In  Proceedings of the 2006 20th anniversary conference on Computer supported cooperative work (CSCW '06)

Publisher  Association for Computing Machinery, Inc.
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TypeProceedings
Pages383-392
AddressBanff, Canada
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