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Natural notation for the domestic Internet of Things

Perera, Charith, Aghaee, Saeed and Blackwell, Alan 2015. Natural notation for the domestic Internet of Things. Presented at: 2015 International Symposium on End User Development (IS-EUD), Madrid, Span, 26-29 May, 2015. Published in: Díaz, Paloma, Pipek, Volkmar, Ardito, Carmelo, Jensen, Carols, Aedo, Ignacio and Boden, Alexander eds. International Symposium on End User Development IS-EUD 2015. Lecture Notes in Computer Science Springer International Publishing, pp. 25-41. 10.1007/978-3-319-18425-8_3

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This study explores the use of natural language to give instructions that might be interpreted by Internet of Things (IoT) devices in a domestic ‘smart home’ environment. We start from the proposition that reminders can be considered as a type of end-user programming, in which the executed actions might be performed either by an automated agent or by the author of the reminder. We conducted an experiment in which people wrote sticky notes specifying future actions in their home. In different conditions, these notes were addressed to themselves, to others, or to a computer agent. We analyse the linguistic features and strategies that are used to achieve these tasks, including the use of graphical resources as an informal visual language. The findings provide a basis for design guidance related to end-user development for the Internet of Things.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
ISBN: 9783319184258
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 11 August 2020
Date of Acceptance: 10 January 2015
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2020 13:45

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