Usability — Key Factor of Future Smart Home Systems

  • Gerhard Leitner
  • David Ahlström
  • Martin Hitz
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 241)


A framework of usability factors is presented which serves as a basis for the thorough research of usability issues in the context of smart home systems. Based on well accepted approaches taken from the literature, various aspects related to usability are identified as significant for the implementation and future development of smart home systems. Finally, the partly existing prototypical installation of a smart home system is discussed and scenarios for future investigations are presented.


Remote Control Interface Layer Smart Home Usability Issue Aggregation Layer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerhard Leitner
    • 1
  • David Ahlström
    • 1
  • Martin Hitz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department for Informatics SystemsKlagenfurt UniversityAustria

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