Lynne Hamill

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This paper offers a historical and conceptual analysis of the potential role of speech-based interaction in smart home settings. By examining current experiences in smart homes and by drawing analogies between human-machine interaction and master-servant interaction historically, the paper will contend that some of the bolder claims attending to speech as a(More)
This paper reports ongoing investigations into the use and role of paper-mail communications in domestic environments. It utilises ethnographically informed data to analyse how paper mail supports various social roles within the home, particularly a division of labour whereby women tend to be largely responsible for what may be called “managing the home”.(More)
Economic considerations should be fundamental to the design process. Modern economics provides a useful tool to analyse consumer demand for new technology. This paper sets out some basic economic concepts and then looks at the history of the introduction into the household of phones. TVs and VCRs, CDs and home computers and the Internet. It then takes the(More)
This paper reports ongoing investigations into the use and role of paper-mail communications in domestic environments. It utilises ethnographically informed data to analyse how paper-mail supports various social roles within the home, particularly a division of labour whereby women tend to be largely responsible for what may be called "managing the home".(More)