Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble Équipe Ingénierie de l'Interaction Humain-Machine

Équipe Ingénierie de l'Interaction

Learning about End-User Development for Smart Homes by “Eating Our Own Dog Food”

In Workshop on End User Development in the Internet of Things Era, in conjunction with CHI2015. In International Reports on Socio-Informatics (IRSI) 12(2). pages 67-74. 2015.

Joëlle Coutaz, James Crowley


SPOK is an End-User Development Environment that permits people to monitor, control, and configure smart home services and devices. SPOK has been deployed for more than 4 months in the homes of 5 project team members for testing and refinement, prior to longitudinal experiments in the homes of families not involved in the project. This article reports on the lessons learned in this initial deployment.