Volume 7, Number 1

Year 2018

1. Appsgate, a Programmable Domestic Eco-system: Learning from "Living in it"

Joëlle Coutaz ; James L. Crowley.
We present an experience with the development and evaluation of AppsGate, an ecosystem for the home that can be programmed by end-users. We show the benefits from using the homes of the project team members as real-life living-labs. In particular, we discuss the first person perspective experience as an effective way to conduct longitudinal experiments in real world settings. We conclude that a programmable habitat is desirable provided that attention cost is minimized