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Domestic Legacy and Design

By Andy Crabtree, Terry Hemmings and Tom Rodden


A great many approaches to the design of domestic technologies are revolutionary in character, seeking to construct the home anew. By way of contrast we articulate a post-revolutionary perspective, which seeks to build the future on top of the domestic legacy. Treated as a legacy problem, design for the domestic environment is seen to rely on an appreciation of the social organization of the domestic space, within which systems are embedded and used. We address the methodological problem of making the domestic legacy available to design, advocating the adoption of a pattern language framework derived from the architectural evaluation of the uses of buildings. We consider the role of patterns of technology usage in a design context

Topics: domestic legacy, patterns of technology usage, ethnographic studies
Year: 2001
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