Protection, Productivity and Pleasure in the Smart Home: Emerging Expectations and Gendered Insights from Australian Early Adopters

@article{Strengers2019ProtectionPA,
  title={Protection, Productivity and Pleasure in the Smart Home: Emerging Expectations and Gendered Insights from Australian Early Adopters},
  author={Yolande A. A. Strengers and Jenny Kennedy and Paula Arcari and Larissa Nicholls and Melissa Gregg},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
  year={2019}
}
Interest and uptake of smart home technologies has been lower than anticipated, particularly among women. Reporting on an academic-industry partnership, we present findings from an ethnographic study with 31 Australian smart home early adopters. The paper analyses these households' experiences in relation to three concepts central to Intel's ambient computing vision for the home: protection, productivity and pleasure, or 'the 3Ps'. We find that protection is a form of caregiving; productivity… 

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