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Smart Homes: Human interactions and IoT
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Informatics.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis studies the phenomenon of human-system interaction in smart homes as a practice of Internet of Things. The research was conducted through interviews, workshops and observations and followed an interpretive research paradigm of phenomenologically-situated paradigm of HCI and a qualitative research approach. The theories of Phenomenology and Postphenomenology were used to interpret the experiences, beliefs and views of the participants. The empirical findings were processed and a thematic analysis was followed in order to identify the main themes that emerged out of the interviews, workshops and observations. The discussion of the findings showed that the research questions were answered to the grade that the participants of the research design, use and interact with smart homes in a multiple and complex way.

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2016. , 68 p.
Keyword [en]
Human-System Interaction, Smart Homes, Internet of Things, Postphenomenology, Technological Mediation
National Category
Information Systems
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-53427OAI: diva2:936131
Educational program
Master Programme in Information Systems, 120 credits
Available from: 2016-06-14 Created: 2016-06-13 Last updated: 2016-06-14Bibliographically approved

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