Supporting Distant Familial Relationships with the Internet of Things

Bhagyashree Patil, Ryan Kelly, Danae Stanton Fraser, Jeffrey Gavin, Clare Reddington

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Abstract

In this paper we discuss the opportunities of ‘off the shelf’ Internet of things technologies to be used to support closeness in interpersonal relationships. We give our motivation to study IoT on technologies to support distant interpersonal relationships. We present two designs, ‘SmartLamps’ and ‘Connected Rings’, which use IoT technology to foster experiences of relatedness between distant families. We present some of the challenges faced while evaluating these devices using ‘in the wild’ research.
Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Sep 2016
EventUbicomp/ISWC'16 Adjunct - Heidelberg, Germany
Duration: 12 Sep 201616 Sep 2016

Conference

ConferenceUbicomp/ISWC'16 Adjunct
CountryGermany
CityHeidelberg
Period12/09/1616/09/16

Keywords

  • Internet of Things
  • human computer interaction
  • relationships
  • Closeness
  • Awareness
  • in the wild study

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Psychology(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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    Patil, B., Kelly, R., Stanton Fraser, D., Gavin, J., & Reddington, C. (2016). Supporting Distant Familial Relationships with the Internet of Things. Paper presented at Ubicomp/ISWC'16 Adjunct, Heidelberg, Germany. https://doi.org/10.1145/2968219.2968343