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Designing appropriate assistive technology for home users : developing dependable networks / DEWSBURY, Guy ; ROUNCEFIELD, Mark ; CLARKE, Karen ; SOMMERVILLE, Ian.
[s.l.] : DIRC Project, 2002, 14 p. (27-06-2006)
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Mots-clés principaux
Aide technique
Sécurité à la maison

Résumé :

This paper is concerned with explicating some of the multiple concerns involved in designing appropriate assistive technology in domestic, or home, settings. As society becomes increasingly reliant on computer-based systems, and as domestic settings become increasingly technologised, the systems themselves have become increasingly complex and the need for dependable systems correspondingly important. Achieving sufficient dependability in these systems, and demonstrating this achievement in a rigorous and convincing manner, appears crucial in moving towards an inclusive Information Society. The paper reflects our interest in making some initial steps towards developing improved means of specifying, designing, assessing, deploying and maintaining complex socio-technical systems in domestic contexts where high dependability is crucial. As computer-based systems and artefacts penetrate more and more into people's everyday lives and homes, the 'design problem' is not so much concerned with the creation of new technical artefacts as it is with their effective and dependable configuration and integration. It is evident that satisfactory resolution of such concerns demands major, interdisciplinary breakthroughs in understanding the development of complex socio-technical systems in domestic environments since inadequate understanding of the context of the lived reality of use and user needs is often a significant cause of lack of dependability. The paper also explores the ongoing DIRC project that, currently, is ethnographically investigating these areas within its Project Activity 'Dependable Ubiquitous Computing In The Home'. Whilst this paper does not attempt to solve all of the presented issues it does aim to illuminate some fields of investigation that might form the basis for future and ongoing research and development agendas for appropriate technological interventions in domestic settings.

Langue : Anglais
Type d'ouvrage AQESSS : CONF
Doc n° : 19088
NumRec : 1908803


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