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Wearables or infrastructure: contrasting approaches to collecting behavioural data in the home

Shipp, Victoria; Coughlan, Tim; Martindale, Sarah; Ng, Kher Hui; Evans, Elizabeth; Mortier, Richard and Reeves, Stuart (2014). Wearables or infrastructure: contrasting approaches to collecting behavioural data in the home. In: Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing: Adjunct Publication, ACM pp. 931–938.

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This paper examines and contrasts two approaches to collecting behavioural data within the home. The first of these involves filming from static video cameras combined with network logging to capture media consumption activities across multiple screens. The second utilises wearable cameras that passively collect still images to provide insights into food related behaviours. The paper compares the approaches from the perspective of the researchers and participants,and outlines the key benefits and challenges of each, with the aim of further mapping the space of possibilities now available when studying behaviour in the home.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2014 ACM
ISBN: 1-4503-3047-9, 978-1-4503-3047-3
Extra Information: HomeSys 2014 is one of the workshops at UbiComp 2014
Keywords: wearables; home; research methods; video; food; media; television; networking; visual research
Academic Unit/School: Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
Item ID: 43485
Depositing User: Tim Coughlan
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2015 10:47
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2018 06:17
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