Everyday Entanglements Of The Connected Home

Iohanna Nicenboim, Elisa Giaccardi, Marcel Schouwenaar

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractScientific


In the Internet of Things, not only people interact with objects, but also other objects; creating more complex material landscapes [2]. However, many thing-to-thing interactions are currently designed within a simple and linear paradigm: using mobile devices to remotely control connected objects. With these videos, we aim to explore more complex interrelationships, using a thing-centered design perspective in a speculative way. To this end, we position things within entanglements: fluid assemblages formed and dissolved in a situated way. This shows new possibilities for everyday objects to co-perform tasks, and 'carry' information that can be interpreted further as new perspectives are gained through interaction. Additionally, as entanglements implies a complicated relationship, we aim to provoke a reflection on the conflicts that may arise between things, and the implications of them (mis)interpreting our behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2018 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 21 Apr 201826 Apr 2018


Conference2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2018
Abbreviated titleCHI EA'18

Bibliographical note

CHI 2018 Video Showcase


  • Internet of Things
  • things centered design
  • entanglements


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