Notes towards an ethnography of domestic technology

Mark Blythe*, Andrew Monk

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Abstract

This paper reports the key findings of an ethnographic study of domestic technology in the home. The issues addressed include: the gendered division of domestic labour and gendered product design; the privatisation of domestic space through entertainment technologies; and the necessity of making mundane housework more enjoyable. The paper briefly describes the technology biography procedure that was used to gather data, outlines key design implications, and presents illustrative product suggestions, which are intended to inspire or provoke designers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th Conference on Designing Interactive Systems
Subtitle of host publicationProcesses, Practices, Methods, and Techniques, DIS '02
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherACM
Pages276-281
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1581135157, 9781581135152
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2002
Externally publishedYes
Event4th Conference on Designing Interactive Systems: Processes, Practices, Methods, and Techniques, DIS '02 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 25 Jun 200228 Jun 2002

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Conference on Designing Interactive Systems: Processes, Practices, Methods, and Techniques, DIS

Conference

Conference4th Conference on Designing Interactive Systems: Processes, Practices, Methods, and Techniques, DIS '02
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period25/06/0228/06/02

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