Pottering by design

@inproceedings{Taylor2008PotteringBD,
  title={Pottering by design},
  author={Alex S. Taylor and Susan Wyche and Joseph Kaye},
  booktitle={NordiCHI},
  year={2008}
}
The last decade of work in HCI has seen an increasing emphasis on the role of technology in the home, and a corresponding need for novel approaches for studying the needs, activities and relationships that constitute home life, so as to inform technology design. In this vein, we report on a particular aspect of home life in Britain: pottering. We investigate the ways in which pottering---unplanned and serendipitous tidying, cleaning, gardening and minor home improvement---can be used as a lens… CONTINUE READING

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