Home Informatics and Telematics: Information, Technology and Society

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Andy Sloane, Felix van Rijn
Springer Science & Business Media, Jun 30, 2000 - Computers - 218 pages
This volume is composed of the best papers submitted to the HOIT2000 conference held in Wolverhampton, U. K. in June 2000. The conference, entitled "IT at home: Virtual influences on everyday life", and the papers reflect the wide variety of these influences that are coming to bear on our everyday experience, be it through the increasing use of computers or the rapid development of new telecommunications systems. The conference has been organised by IFIP Working Group 9. 3 - Home-Oriented Informatics and Telematics (HOIJ) , in association with IFIP Working Group 13. 2- Methodology for user-centred system design. This gives a broad range of topics that are within the sphere of interest of the participants and the authors of the papers. The disciplines involved in the study of this subject area are varied composing computing, telecommunications, psychology, sociology, business studies and others. The conference is the second in a series of HOlT conferences, the first being held in Copenhagen in 1994. The subject is now more mature with the various disciplines being increasingly interested in the home as a research domain. The various technical developments over the time since the first conference have also had a profound effect on the way in which people communicate both in the home and at work. The rise in the use of the Internet has changed the way in which many people view communication and access to information sources.
 

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Contents

Consumers as researchers Homes as laboratories
1
ENHANCED TELEVISION AND INTERACTIVE SERVICES
21
Exploring the use of computer communications
33
METHODOLOGICAL CHALLENGES IN THE STUDY OF TECHNOLOGY USE AT HOME
45
DIRECT AND MEDIATED INTERACTION IN THE MAINTENANCE OF SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS
61
Processes practices and attitudes
87
THE PATHS OF WORK AND ICT INTO THE HOME
99
An interplay between home and work
109
WEBBASED FAMILY NOTICEBOARD
141
The storage problem
151
Dealing with Household technologies
161
Supporting authentic learning in a community network
169
The Home use challenge
181
ON PURCHASING A HOME COMPUTER
191
Based on census data 19841997
205
Index
217

Communicating with someone you love
125

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About the author (2000)

Andy Sloane is head of the CoNTACT research group at the University of Wolverhampton's School of Computing and IT in the UK. Felix van Rijn is affiliated with the Amsterdam Faculty of Education (EFA) as policy advisor on Education and ICT.