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Degrees of Agency in Owners and Users of Home IoT Devices

Cecchinato, M; Harrison, D; (2017) Degrees of Agency in Owners and Users of Home IoT Devices. In: (Proceedings) ACM CHI 2017. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM): New York, NY, USA. (In press). Green open access

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Abstract

Internet of Things (IoT) devices are slowly populating our homes. In this age of sharing economy and increased mobility, however, the home environment is no longer a fixed location always shared by the same people. To better understand the issues and challenges around agency and IoT use in the home, we take a pragmatic and situated approach. In this paper, we draw on our own experiences as users and identify the tensions between ownership and usage, and the economic implications there might be when sharing IoT systems with trusted people vs. strangers. We suggest the distinction between owners and users should be

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Degrees of Agency in Owners and Users of Home IoT Devices
Event: ACM CHI 2017
Location: Denver, CO, USA
Dates: 6 May - 11 May 2017
ISBN: 1-4503-4655-9/17/05
ISBN-13: 978-1-4503-4655-9/17/05
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://dl.acm.org/
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Internet of things; IoT, agency; privacy; ubiquitous computing, H.5.m. Information interfaces and presentation (e.g., HCI): Miscellaneous
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1542529
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