Laboratory of Informatics of Grenoble Engineering Human-Computer Interaction Research Group

Engineering Human-Computer Interaction
Research Group

Évaluation d'Écosystème Domestique Programmable : Oser « Vivre avec » comme Méthode Expérimentale

In 29ème conférence francophone sur l'Interaction Homme-Machine, IHM 2017, Poitiers, France, ACM. pages 157-168. 2017.

Joëlle Coutaz, James Crowley


We present an experience with the development and evaluation of AppsGate, an ecosystem for the home that can be programmed by end-users. We show the benefits from using the homes of the project team members as real-life living-labs. In particular, we discuss the first person perspective experience as an effective way to conduct longitudinal experiments in real world settings. We conclude that a programmable habitat is desirable provided that attention cost is minimized.