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Patterns of home life: informing design for domestic environments

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Published

<mark>Journal publication date</mark>03/2000
<mark>Journal</mark>Personal Technologies
Issue1
Volume4
Number of pages14
Pages25-38
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

This paper considers how we may provide support for the development of general design principles in domestic environments. In particular, we examine the potential for usingdesign patterns as a means of presenting ethnographic material and outlining design solutions. The paper reports on the development of an initial pattern language based on our studies of a number of domestic, environments and offers a general structure for presenting these patterns. Finally, we briefly reflect on our experiences of developing an on-line set of patterns for this class of environment.