The Map as a Tool for Identifying Pervasive Interactions in Today’s Home

  • Konstantinos Grivas
  • Stelios ZerefosEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9189)


The task of making the spectrum of home network connections visible in its entirety and details is a necessary first step towards a renewed understanding of home and domestic life as well as of the technical systems that underpin it. This paper proposes the categorization of pervasive interactions that take place in contemporary living spaces through certain criteria and tries to map them into the predefined spaces of today’s home, by creating a basic visualization tool. The research concludes with an example of a “composite map” that shows all the interlinked interactions that take place in a contemporary home. This map can become a potential tool for further research in the fields of the structure, behaviour and countenance of home networks, of advances in intimate media, applications and networked devices, and of augmented architectural spaces that interact with complex and pervasive communication networks.


Home mapping Pervasive computing in architecture Home automation Automation control 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Architecture EngineeringUniversity of PatrasRionGreece
  2. 2.Department of Applied ArtsHellenic Open UniversityPatrasGreece

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