Living in a prototype: a reconfigures space

A. Desjardins, R.L. Wakkary

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    Abstract

    In this paper, we present a twenty-three months autobiographical design project of converting a Mercedes Sprinter van into a camper van. This project allows us to investigate the complexities and nuances of a case where people engage in a process of making, transforming and adapting a space they live in. This example opens a radically different and productive context for revisiting concepts that are currently at the center of human-computer interaction (HCI) research: ubiquitous computing, home automation, smart homes, and the Internet of Things. We offer six qualities characterizing the evolving relationship between the makers and the lived-in environment: the van. We conclude with a discussion on the two themes of living in a reconfigured home and prototype qualities in a reconfigured space, and a critical reflection around the theme of the invariably unfinished home.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCHI '16 Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
    Pages5274-5285
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-3362-7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    Event34th Annual ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2016) - San Jose, United States
    Duration: 7 May 201612 May 2016
    Conference number: 34
    https://chi2016.acm.org/wp
    https://chi2016.acm.org/wp

    Conference

    Conference34th Annual ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2016)
    Abbreviated titleCHI 2016
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CitySan Jose
    Period7/05/1612/05/16
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