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Smart Homes and Their Users

Book

Part of the Human–Computer Interaction Series book series (HCIS)

Also part of the SpringerBriefs in Human-Computer Interaction book sub series (BRIEFSHUMAN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Tom Hargreaves, Charlie Wilson
    Pages 1-14
  3. Tom Hargreaves, Charlie Wilson
    Pages 15-34
  4. Tom Hargreaves, Charlie Wilson
    Pages 35-53
  5. L. Stankovic, V. Stankovic, J. Liao, Charlie Wilson
    Pages 55-73
  6. Tom Hargreaves, Charlie Wilson
    Pages 75-90
  7. Tom Hargreaves, Charlie Wilson
    Pages 91-105
  8. Tom Hargreaves, Charlie Wilson
    Pages 107-122

About this book

Introduction

Smart home technologies promise to transform domestic comfort, convenience, security and leisure while also reducing energy use. But delivering on these potentially conflicting promises depends on how they are adopted and used in homes.

This book starts by developing a new analytical framework for understanding smart homes and their users. Drawing on a range of new empirical research combining both qualitative and quantitative data, the book then explores how smart home technologies are perceived by potential users, how they can be used to link domestic energy use to common daily activities, how they may (or may not) be integrated into everyday life by actual users, and how they serve to change the nature of control within households and the home. The book concludes by synthesising a range of evidence-based insights, and posing a series of challenges for industry, policy, and research that need addressing if a smart home future is to be realised. Researchers will find this book provides useful insights into this fast-growing field

Keywords

smart homes UX energy technology adoption energy technologies

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Science, Society and Sustainability Research Group (3S), School of Environmental SciencesUniversity of East AngliaNorwichUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, School of Environmental SciencesUniversity of East AngliaNorwichUnited Kingdom

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