Internet of family: Increasing social presence of family members via sharing ambient IoT usage data

Naeun Kim, Boram Yoon, Sam Jin, Hayang Seo, Ohkyun Kwon, Jinwoo Kim

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Abstract

Designing home with IoT has been a challenge. As the essence of home is family, we capture family ties and social presence as a significant design construct. We study family interaction and role identity as elements of 'connection'. To increase social presence of family members, we developed the prototype Starry-Starry through experience prototyping. Starry-Starry utilizes ambient color ID and usage data of home appliances as behavioral 'trace'. We conducted qualitative research in three households for a week to explore how families interact with each other via Starry-Starry. Findings reveal interesting reactions related to social presence, self-reflection, augmented absence and curiosity. The findings suggest the potential home design elements; infusion of social identity and abstraction of information. As a result, we propose Smart Home features with user interface for family connectedness.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Management and Communication, IMCOM 2017
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
ISBN (Electronic)9781450348881
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 5
Event11th International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Management and Communication, IMCOM 2017 - Beppu, Japan
Duration: 2017 Jan 52017 Jan 7

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 11th International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Management and Communication, IMCOM 2017

Other

Other11th International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Management and Communication, IMCOM 2017
CountryJapan
CityBeppu
Period17/1/517/1/7

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This paper is based upon work supported by National Research Foundation of Korea, NRF-2016R1D1A1B02015987.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems

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