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Rethinking the "Smart" Home

  title={Rethinking the "Smart" Home},
  author={Laurel M. Swan and Shahram Izadi and Richard Harper and Alex S. Taylor and Abigail Sellen and Mark J. Perry},
In this paper we consider what it should mean to build 'smartness' or 'intelligence' into the home. We introduce an argument suggesting that it is people who imbue their homes with intelligence by continually weaving together things in their physical worlds with their everyday routines and distinct social arrangements. To develop this argument we draw on four ongoing projects concerned with designing interactive surfaces. These projects illustrate how, through the use of surfaces like fridge… Expand

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