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House rules: the collaborative nature of policy in domestic networks

Crabtree, Andy; Rodden, Tom; Tolmie, Peter; Mortier, Richard; Lodge, Tom; Brundell, Patrick; Pantidi, Nadia

Authors

ANDY CRABTREE andy.crabtree@nottingham.ac.uk
Professor of Computer Science

TOM RODDEN TOM.RODDEN@NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK
Professor of Computer Science

Peter Tolmie peter.tolmie@nottingham.ac.uk

Richard Mortier richard.mortier@cl.cam.ac.uk

Tom Lodge tom.lodge@nottingham.ac.uk

Nadia Pantidi



Abstract

We draw on ethnographic studies to understand the collaborative nature of network policies or rules in domestic settings. We outline the technical nature of network policy in enterprise domains and how this contrasts with the social or collaborative nature of rules in everyday life. We then consider the deployment of network control and policy system interfaces in domestic settings, highlighting the ways in which household members collaboratively exploited these to support network governance. Our results suggest that an important feature of network policy in domestic contexts is that rules about network activity are shaped by and answerable to the moral reasoning that governs domestic life. This reframes our understanding of how rules are oriented to and used in the home and has significant implications for the design of home network policy systems.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2015
Journal Personal and Ubiquitous Computing
Print ISSN 1617-4909
Electronic ISSN 1617-4917
Publisher Springer Verlag
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 19
Issue 1
APA6 Citation Crabtree, A., Rodden, T., Tolmie, P., Mortier, R., Lodge, T., Brundell, P., & Pantidi, N. (2015). House rules: the collaborative nature of policy in domestic networks. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 19(1), https://doi.org/10.1007/s00779-014-0771-6
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s00779-014-0771-6
Keywords home networks, network policy and rules, moral order, collaborative interfaces, ethnography
Publisher URL http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00779-014-0771-6
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information he final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00779-014-0771-6

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