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Living with Tableau Machine: A Longitudinal Investigation of a Curious Domestic Intelligence
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. (Visualization Studio VIC)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4616-189X
2008 (English)In: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, ACM Press, 2008, 370-379 p.Conference paper (Refereed)Text
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We present a longitudinal investigation of Tableau Machine, an intelligent entity that interprets and reflects the lives of occupants in the home. We created Tableau Machine (TM) to explore the parts of home life that are unrelated to accomplishing tasks. Task support for "smart homes" has inspired many researchers in the community. We consider design for experience, an orthogonal dimension to task-centric home life. TM produces abstract visualizations on a large LCD every few minutes, driven by a set of four overhead cameras that capture a sense of the social life of a domestic space. The openness and ambiguity of TM allow for a cycle of co-interpretation with householders. We report on three longitudinal deployments of TM for a period of six weeks. Participant families engaged with TM at the outset to understand how their behaviors were influencing the machine, and, while TM remained puzzling, householders interacted richly with TM and its images. We extract some key design implications for an experience-focused smart home.

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ACM Press, 2008. 370-379 p.
, UbiComp ’08
Keyword [en]
activity characterization, ambient intelligence, casual information visualization, evaluation techniques, information visualization, interactive art, sensors
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Performing Arts Computer Science Human Computer Interaction Computer Vision and Robotics (Autonomous Systems)
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Art, Technology and Design; Computer Science; Human-computer Interaction
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-184693DOI: 10.1145/1409635.1409685OAI: diva2:916491
Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing,

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