Family accounts: a new paradigm for user accounts within the home environment

  title={Family accounts: a new paradigm for user accounts within the home environment},
  author={Serge Egelman and A. J. Bernheim Brush and Kori Inkpen Quinn},
In this paper we present Family Accounts, a new user account model for shared home computers. We conducted a study with sixteen families, eight who used individual profiles at home, and eight who shared a single profile. Our results demonstrate that Family Accounts is a good compromise between a single shared profile and individual profiles for each family member. In particular, we observed that because Family Accounts allowed individuals to switch profiles without forcing them to interrupt… CONTINUE READING
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