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

Équipe Ingénierie de l'Interaction

DisQo : A user needs analysis method for smart home

In in Proceedings of ACM NordiCHI 2010 International Conference. pages 615-618. 2010.

Joëlle Coutaz, Emeric Fontaine, Nadine Mandran, Alexandre Demeure


How can people identify the services that they might expect from their smart home when they have little to no knowledge about novel technologies? This paper reports on a user needs analysis method designed to answer this question: DisQo. We have recruited 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.