I would DiYSE for it! A manifesto for do-it-yourself internet-of-things creation

D De Roeck, K Slegers, J Criel, M Godon, L Claeys, K Kilpi, A Jacobs

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This paper presents a manifesto directed at developers and designers of internet-of-things creation platforms. Currently, most existing creation platforms are tailored to specific types of end-users, mostly people with a substantial background in or affinity with technology. The thirteen items presented in the manifesto however, resulted from several user studies including non-technical users, and highlight aspects that should be taken into account in order to open up internet-of-things creation to a wider audience. To reach out and involve more people in internet-of-things creation, a relation is made to the social phenomenon of doit- yourself, which provides valuable insights into how society can be encouraged to get involved in creation activities. Most importantly, the manifesto aims at providing a framework for do-it-yourself systems enabling non-technical users to create internet-of-things applications. Copyright © 2012 ACM.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNordiCHI 2012: Making Sense Through Design - Proceedings of the 7th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes


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