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Rise of the expert amateur: DIY projects, communities, and cultures
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This paper presents a large-scale study of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) communities, cultures and projects, and reveals a unique set of values, emphasizing open sharing, learning, and creativity over profit and social capital.
The familiar stranger: anxiety, comfort, and play in public places
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This paper describes several experiments and studies that led to designs for both a personal, body-worn, wireless device and a mobile phone based application that extend the Familiar Stranger relationship while respecting the delicate, yet important, constraints of the authors' feelings and affinities with strangers in pubic places.
Home, habits, and energy: examining domestic interactions and energy consumption
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A novel vocabulary for analyzing and designing energy-conserving interactions is proposed based on findings from a qualitative study of people's everyday interactions with energy-consuming products and systems in the home.
Beyond energy monitors: interaction, energy, and emerging energy systems
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A range of opportunities for HCI to engage with the experiential, behavioral, social, and cultural aspects of these emerging systems are outlined, including highlighting new areas for ECF research that move beyond the field's current focus on energy feedback displays to increase awareness and motivate individual conservation behavior.
N-smarts: networked suite of mobile atmospheric real-time sensors
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A hardware and software platform for exploring algorithms and data gathered from pollution sensors integrated into cell phones, and discusses the main research agenda going forward.
Urban probes: encountering our emerging urban atmospheres
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This paper describes Urban Probes - a lightweight, provocative, intervention methodology designed to rapidly deconstruct urban situations, reveal new opportunities for technology in urban spaces, and guide future long term research in urban computing.
Some consideration on the (in)effectiveness of residential energy feedback systems
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It is argued that HCI researchers, designers and others concerned with the design and evaluation of interactive systems should more strongly consider the ineffectiveness of such systems, including not only potential limitations of specific types of REFS or REFS in general but also potentially counterproductive or harmful effects of RE FS.
Skintillates: Designing and Creating Epidermal Interactions
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This work demonstrates that by fabricating electrical traces and thin electronics on temporary tattoo paper, a wide array of displays and sensors can be created and enables users to freely design and print with a full range of colors to create application-specific customized designs.
UpStream: motivating water conservation with low-cost water flow sensing and persuasive displays
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This work hopes to motivate immediate reduction in water use as well as higher-order behaviors through unobtrusive low-cost water flow sensing and several persuasive displays through pervasive technology as an approach for promoting water conservation in public and private spaces.
Biosignals as Social Cues: Ambiguity and Emotional Interpretation in Social Displays of Skin Conductance
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Hint, a dynamic thermochromic t-shirt whose ambiguous pattern changes color when its wearer's skin conductance increases, an indication of sudden arousal, is developed and investigated how pairs of friends each wearing the shirt conversed and interpreted the display.
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