Demo Hour

DEMO HOUR: Dwelling Amongst a Ludic Internet of Things

Issue: XXV.6 November - December 2018
Page: 10
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Authors:
Aubree Ball, Audrey Desjardins

These two bespoke systems were designed for my family and our unique home. They aim to broaden mainstream visions of home IoT objects through an autobiographical design inquiry. The Thought Projectors offer an ambient way to communicate non-urgent thoughts, curiosities, past-experiences, and simple pleasures. With a single switch, they play a collaborative YouTube playlist. Videos are added to the playlist remotely via YouTube's mobile interface. The Inter(net) coms are a wireless network of rebuilt home intercoms, originally installed in the home in 1974. Using a VoIP application and a private server, they function like a chat room throughout the house, offering a convivial convenience.

Desjardins, A. and Ball A. Revealing tensions in autobiographical design in HCI. Proc. of the 2018 Designing Interactive Systems Conference. ACM, New York, 2018.

http://depts.washington.edu/soagrd18/project/aubree-ball/

Aubree Ball, University of Washington
aubreeb@uw.edu

Audrey Desjardins, University of Washington
adesjard@uw.edu

ins05.gif Thought Projectors offer an ambient way to communicate non-urgent thoughts, curiosities, past-experiences, and simple pleasures.

ins06.gif Inter(net)coms, a wireless network of rebuilt home intercoms, function like a chat room throughout the house.

ins07.gif Aubree Ball's daughter uploading a video to the Thought Projectors playlist.

Sleep is a forgotten country of the mind.