Exploring acceptance and consequences of the Internet of Things in the home

Coughlan, Tim; Brown, Michael; Mortier, Richard; Houghton, Robert J.; Goulden, Murray and Lawson, Glyn (2012). Exploring acceptance and consequences of the Internet of Things in the home. In: 2012 IEEE International Conference on Green Computing and Communications (GreenCom2012) : Conference on Internet of Things and Conference on Cyber, Physical and Social Computing, IEEE pp. 148–155.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/GreenCom.2012.32


The Internet of Things (IoT) presents huge potential for designing new technologies. However it is not yet clear which of these technologies will actually be accepted as a part of our everyday lives. Alongside the development of prototypes and exploratory evaluations, other research methods could be useful in eliciting responses to future visions, and developing implications that can inform design. In this paper we explore factors that could affect the acceptance of IoT technologies in the home. We present a review of relevant literature from human factors, HCI, sociology and psychology, and analyse the results of a survey in which participants were presented with scenarios of near-future IoT systems in use in the home. Based on this, we develop an initial set of design principles for IoT technologies in the home.

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