Engineering ethnography in the home

  title={Engineering ethnography in the home},
  author={Michael Mateas and Tony Salvador and Jean Scholtz and D. K. Sorensen},
  booktitle={CHI '96},
Intel Corporation JF3-21O 2111 NE 25th Avenue Hillsboro,OR97124 Tel: (503) 264-5766 tony_salvador, jean_scholtz, doug_l_sorensen } To inform the design and development of domestic computing systems, we performed a pilot ethnographic study of the home. The resulting model of domestic activity shows that the implicit design assumptions of the personal computer are inappropriate for the home. Our model suggests that small, integrated, computational appliances are a more… CONTINUE READING
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