Smart but unfriendly: connected home products as enablers of conflict

Furszyfer Del Rio, D D (2022) Smart but unfriendly: connected home products as enablers of conflict. Technology in Society, 68. a101808. ISSN 0160-791X

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Abstract

The digital revolution has the potential to transform many aspects of our daily lives, including how we work and how we interact with others. While the services, benefits, and risks of smart home technologies (SHTs) have been vastly explored, this research asks: is there any space for SHTs to create conflicts within homes and their inhabitants? Drawing from a rich empirical dataset consisting of a literature review, semi-structured research interviews with experts, three focus groups across the UK (Manchester, London, and Surrey), and a nationally representative survey (n = 1032), this study investigates how SHTs can enable conflicts with couples and partners, children and parents, landlords and tenants, neighbors and hosts and guests.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
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Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2021 09:40
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2021 09:45
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/103241

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