The forthcoming home environment will comprise numerous computationally enhanced artifacts that are autonomous, but interconnected via an invisible web of network-based services. The approach presented in this paper is to enable end users to make their own applications by linking such artifacts, which are treated as reusable ‘‘components.’’ A key requirement to achieve this is the availability of editing tools that meet the needs of different classes of users. A tool of this kind designed for end users is presented in this paper, together with the outcome of user evaluation sessions.
Mavrommati, I., Kameas, A., & Markopoulos, P. (2004). An editing tool that manages the devices associations in an in-home environment. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 8(3-4), 255-263. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00779-004-0286-7