Chapter 1

An Introduction to Studying and Designing Technology for Domestic Life

Tejinder K. Judge,  and Carman Neustaedter§     Google Inc., Mountain View, CA, USA     §School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Simon Fraser University, Surrey, BC, Canada


Performing research and technology design for domestic life is by no means easy. Research and design methods commonly used in the field of human-computer interaction for conducting studies of other settings may not easily translate to studying domestic life, given its richness and complexity. This book documents the new ways in which researchers are studying domestic life, as well as designing and evaluating technology in the context of the home and domestic space. Each chapter is a ...

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