Internet of Things. User-Centric IoT. First International Summit, IoT360 2014, Rome, Italy, October 27-28, 2014, Revised Selected Papers, Part I

Research Article

Eliciting Affordances for Smart Objects in IoT Era

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-19656-5_12,
        author={Assunta Matassa and Rossana Simeoni},
        title={Eliciting Affordances for Smart Objects in IoT Era},
        proceedings={Internet of Things. User-Centric IoT. First International Summit, IoT360 2014, Rome, Italy, October 27-28, 2014, Revised Selected Papers, Part I},
        proceedings_a={IOT360},
        year={2015},
        month={7},
        keywords={Human-Computer interaction Critical design Cognitive dissonance},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-19656-5_12}
    }
    
  • Assunta Matassa
    Rossana Simeoni
    Year: 2015
    Eliciting Affordances for Smart Objects in IoT Era
    IOT360
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-19656-5_12
Assunta Matassa1,*, Rossana Simeoni2,*
  • 1: University of Torino
  • 2: Telecom Italia
*Contact email: matassa@di.unito.it, rossana.simeoni@telecomitalia.it

Abstract

In this paper we suggest a design research method for eliciting affordances and new meanings for Smart Objects in the Internet of Things Era. After an introduction to the topic and the description of some open issues, we propose to adopt a Critical Design approach, where the role of Ambiguity is twofold: on the one hand, it is the objective of the observation for defining a set of ambiguous objects or affordances; on the other hand, it is the result of a design conceptualization of smart objects aiming at provoking cognitive dissonance and finalized to understand people adaptation processes and behaviors.