chi 2005

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SIG: Designs for the Home



A. J. Brush


Microsoft Research, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052, USA

Besides her research interest in the family as a group that needs to coordinate and collaborate, A.J. Brush is desperately seeking sensible ways that technology can help address the "work" in everyday life from scheduling to shopping.


Leysia Palen


University of Colorado, Computer Science & Inst. of Cognitive Sci., 430 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309, USA

Leysia's strands of research on coordination, scheduling, privacy and mobility bring her naturally into the arena of "home life" where these themes jubilantly and colorfully converge into practical matters of living, doing and being.


Laurel Swan


School of Information Systems, Computing & Mathematics, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH, UK

Laurel Swan has spent years marveling at just how much work there is in housework, childcare and family life, and finds it much more fun to think about it while doing it as opposed to simply just doing it.


Alex S. Taylor


Microsoft Research, 7 J J Thomson Ave, Cambridge, CB3 0FB, UK

Alex's interests lie in studying the lived phenomena of everyday life. He's particularly interested in how embodied practices come to occasion social order. So, for example, how the use of ordinary household objects, such as lists, calendars, fridge doors, magnets, etc., come to make the home special. Insights into the uses of these commonplace things make him think we've got a lot to do before we can truly claim CHI has helped in supporting everyday life in the home.


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