Rhythms of the domestic soundscape

Ethnomethodological soundwalks for phatic technology design

Ahmad Baharin Ahmad Hanif, Sean Rintel, Stephen Viller

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Abstract

The importance of the domestic soundscape as a context for technological interventions has received little attention in HCI research. In this paper, we discuss how an ethnomethodological soundwalk method facilitated design principles for a phatic technology probe for seniors living alone. Taking soundscape concepts as a starting point, we suggest that the soundwalk works much like a breaching experiment, changing the participant's role in engaging with their soundscape from reactive automatic agent to proactive reflective agent. This enables participants to reveal their own systematic orderliness when accounting for everyday sounds. We find that sounds are accounted for in terms of people placed in narratives. As such, we argue that phatic technologies use new sounds and rhythms to augment the domestic soundscape to take advantage of people's abilities to create social narratives from limited cues.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2013 - 14th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Proceedings
Pages463-470
Number of pages8
Volume8120 LNCS
EditionPART 4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event14th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2013 - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 2 Sep 20136 Sep 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 4
Volume8120 LNCS
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other14th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2013
CountrySouth Africa
CityCape Town
Period2/9/136/9/13

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Keywords

  • breaching experiment
  • Domestic soundscape
  • ethnomethodology
  • soundscape study

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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Ahmad Hanif, A. B., Rintel, S., & Viller, S. (2013). Rhythms of the domestic soundscape: Ethnomethodological soundwalks for phatic technology design. In Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2013 - 14th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Proceedings (PART 4 ed., Vol. 8120 LNCS, pp. 463-470). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 8120 LNCS, No. PART 4). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-40498-6_36

Rhythms of the domestic soundscape : Ethnomethodological soundwalks for phatic technology design. / Ahmad Hanif, Ahmad Baharin; Rintel, Sean; Viller, Stephen.

Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2013 - 14th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Proceedings. Vol. 8120 LNCS PART 4. ed. 2013. p. 463-470 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 8120 LNCS, No. PART 4).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ahmad Hanif, AB, Rintel, S & Viller, S 2013, Rhythms of the domestic soundscape: Ethnomethodological soundwalks for phatic technology design. in Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2013 - 14th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Proceedings. PART 4 edn, vol. 8120 LNCS, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), no. PART 4, vol. 8120 LNCS, pp. 463-470, 14th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2013, Cape Town, South Africa, 2/9/13. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-40498-6_36
Ahmad Hanif AB, Rintel S, Viller S. Rhythms of the domestic soundscape: Ethnomethodological soundwalks for phatic technology design. In Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2013 - 14th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Proceedings. PART 4 ed. Vol. 8120 LNCS. 2013. p. 463-470. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); PART 4). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-40498-6_36
Ahmad Hanif, Ahmad Baharin ; Rintel, Sean ; Viller, Stephen. / Rhythms of the domestic soundscape : Ethnomethodological soundwalks for phatic technology design. Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2013 - 14th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Proceedings. Vol. 8120 LNCS PART 4. ed. 2013. pp. 463-470 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); PART 4).
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