Applications for Future Internet. International Summit, AFI 2016, Puebla, Mexico, May 25-28, 2016, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Making the Intelligent Home Smart Through Touch-Control Trigger-Action Programming

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-49622-1_9,
        author={Guan Wang and Michael Littman},
        title={Making the Intelligent Home Smart Through Touch-Control Trigger-Action Programming},
        proceedings={Applications for Future Internet. International Summit, AFI 2016, Puebla, Mexico, May 25-28, 2016, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={AFI360},
        year={2017},
        month={1},
        keywords={Trigger-action programming Touch-control interface Smart home End-user programming},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-49622-1_9}
    }
    
  • Guan Wang
    Michael Littman
    Year: 2017
    Making the Intelligent Home Smart Through Touch-Control Trigger-Action Programming
    AFI360
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-49622-1_9
Guan Wang1,*, Michael Littman1,*
  • 1: Brown University
*Contact email: wang@cs.brown.edu, mlittman@cs.brown.edu

Abstract

We introduces a new UI model of Trigger-Action Programming (TAP), that allows users to program through touch-control interfaces to create complicated tasks easily. We present three different user interfaces (UI), for each user interface, we analyze its advantages, limitations, and potential utility. We explain how our UIs can mitigate the problems of TAP caused by ambiguity and demonstrate why our UIs will benefit people without programming backgrounds.