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Future of Home-living: Designing Smart Spaces for Modern Domestic Life

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European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies (EUSSET)


The evolution of smart home technologies, particularly agentic ones such as conversational agents, robots, and virtual avatars, is reshaping our understanding of home and domestic life. This shift highlights the complexities of modern domestic life, with the household landscape now featuring diverse cohabiting units like co-housing and communal living arrangements. These agentic technologies present specific design challenges and opportunities as they become integrated into everyday routines and activities. Our workshop envisions smart homes as dynamic, user-shaped spaces, focusing on the integration of these technologies into daily life. We aim to explore how these technologies transform household dynamics, especially through boundary fluidity, by uniting researchers and practitioners from fields such as design, sociology, and ethnography. Together, we will develop a design framework that responds to the changing nature and boundaries of contemporary living arrangements


Alizadeh, Fatemeh; Randall, Dave; Tolmie, Peter; Lee, Minha; Xu, Yuhui; Mennicken, Sarah; Woźniak, Mikołaj P.; Paul, Dennis; Pins, Dominik (2024): Future of Home-living: Designing Smart Spaces for Modern Domestic Life. Proceedings of 22nd European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work. DOI: 10.48340/ecscw2024_ws02. European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies (EUSSET). EISSN: 2510-2591. Workshops proposals. Rimini, Italy. 17 June - 21 June, 2024