Lessons from the Life of Domestic Objects

Design Considerations for UbiComp Devices for Home
  • Youngmi Choi
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 241)


Domestic Objects are emerging as a source for embedding ubiquitous computer technologies. The current focus on single objects or a singular function neglects people’s diverse functional use of domestic objects and their cultural significances at home. Based on ethnographic interviews, this paper reports how people utilize domestic objects in relation to activities and domestic spaces. The paper concludes with some design considerations for ubiquitous computer devices.


User Activity Design Consideration Routine Activity Personal Relevance Significant Object 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Youngmi Choi
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  1. 1.Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning and Department of Information Systems (Interaction Design Group)The University of MelbourneAustralia

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