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

Équipe Ingénierie de l'Interaction

About Composing Our Own Smart Home

In Workshop on End-User development for Services, in conjunction with AVI2010, Rome. 2010.

Joëlle Coutaz, Emeric Fontaine, Nadine Mandran, Alexandre Demeure

EUD4Services (End-User Development for Services) workshop, in Conjunction with AVI 2010, Rome, May 2010.


This paper reports on an empirical study designed as a follow-up of a theoretical model intended to support reasoning about the composition of smart artifacts by end users. We have solicited 17 families and used a combination of interviews and playful cultural probes. Results show that families are willing to couple smart objects to improve their lives, and that the theoretical questions raised by our model are sound.