Practical trigger-action programming in the smart home

@inproceedings{Ur2014PracticalTP,
  title={Practical trigger-action programming in the smart home},
  author={Blase Ur and Elyse McManus and Melwyn Pak Yong Ho and Michael L. Littman},
  booktitle={CHI},
  year={2014}
}
We investigate the practicality of letting average users customize smart-home devices using trigger-action ("if, then") programming. We find trigger-action programming can express most desired behaviors submitted by participants in an online study. We identify a class of triggers requiring machine learning that has received little attention. We evaluate the uniqueness of the 67,169 trigger-action programs shared on IFTTT.com, finding that real users have written a large number of unique trigger… CONTINUE READING

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