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Experiencing the Future Mundane (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Coulton, P., Lindley, J., Gradinar, A., Colley, J., Sailaja, N., Crabtree, A., …Kerlin, L. (2019). Experiencing the Future Mundane. In Method & Critique : Frictions and Shifts in RTD : RTD 2019 Research Through Design Conference

Through the design, development and implementation of the Living Room of the Future (LRoTF), we build upon existing work to progress two strands of research. The first explores how media broadcasters may utilise Object-Based Media (OBM) to provide mo... Read More

Demonstrably doing accountability in the internet of things (2018)
Journal Article
Urquhart, L., Lodge, T., & Crabtree, A. (2018). Demonstrably doing accountability in the internet of things. International Journal of Law and Information Technology, doi:10.1093/ijlit/eay015

This article explores the importance of accountability to data protection (DP), and how it can be built into the Internet of Things (IoT). The need to build accountability into the IoT is motivated by the opaque nature of distributed data flows, inad... Read More

IoT App Development: Supporting Data Protection by Design and Default (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Lodge, T., Crabtree, A., & Brown, A. (2018). IoT App Development: Supporting Data Protection by Design and Default. In UbiComp '18: Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Joint Conference and 2018 International Symposium on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Wearable Computers, 901-910. doi:10.1145/3267305.3274151

In the domestic IoT domain, data is often collected by phys- ical sensors and actuators embedded in the household and used to provide contextually relevant services to end users. Given that this data is often personal, the EU’s General Data Protectio... Read More

Developing GDPR Compliant Apps For The Edge (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Lodge, T., Brown, A., & Crabtree, A. (2018). Developing GDPR Compliant Apps For The Edge. In DPM 2018, CBT 2018: Data Privacy Management, Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology, 313-328. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-00305-0_22

We present an overview of the Databox application devel- opment environment or SDK as a means of enabling trusted IoT app development at the network edge. The Databox platform is a dedicated domestic platform that stores IoT, mobile and cloud data an... Read More

Explicating the challenges of providing novel media experiences driven by user personal data (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Sailaja, N., Crabtree, A., McAuley, D., & Stenton, P. (2018). Explicating the challenges of providing novel media experiences driven by user personal data. In TVX '18 Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Videodoi:10.1145/3210825.3210830

The turn towards personal data to drive novel media experiences has resulted in a shift in the priorities and challenges associated with media creation and dissemination. This paper takes up the challenge of explicating this novel and dynamic scenari... Read More

Object Based Media, the IoT and Databox (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Colley, J., & Crabtree, A. (2018). Object Based Media, the IoT and Databox. In Living in the Internet of Things: Cybersecurity of the IoT - 2018doi:10.1049/cp.2018.0034

In this paper, we report on the potential for the Internet of Things (IoT) to drive new immersive media experiences. We introduce Object Based Media (OBM) and the Databox platform as a means of driving this turn to the IoT and new media experiences,... Read More

“What do you want for dinner?”: need anticipation and the design of proactive technologies for the home (2018)
Journal Article
Hyland, L., Crabtree, A., Fischer, J. E., Colley, J., & Fuentes, C. (in press). “What do you want for dinner?”: need anticipation and the design of proactive technologies for the home. Computer Supported Cooperative Work, doi:10.1007/s10606-018-9314-4. ISSN 0925-9724

This paper examines ‘the routine shop’ as part of a project that is exploring automation and autonomy in the Internet of Things. In particular we explicate the ‘work’ involved in anticipating need using an ethnomethodological analysis that makes visi... Read More

Learning from the veg box: designing unpredictability in agency delegation (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Verame, J. K. M., Costanza, E., Fischer, J. E., Crabtree, A., Ramchurn, S. D., Rodden, T., & Jennings, N. R. (2018). Learning from the veg box: designing unpredictability in agency delegation

The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to enable applications that foster a more efficient, sustainable, and healthy way of life. If end-users are to take full advantage of these developments we foresee the need for future IoT systems and services to... Read More

The practical politics of sharing personal data (2017)
Journal Article
Tolmie, P., & Crabtree, A. (in press). The practical politics of sharing personal data. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, doi:10.1007/s00779-017-1071-8. ISSN 1617-4909

The focus of this paper is upon how people handle the sharing of personal data as an interactional concern. A number of ethnographic studies of domestic environments are drawn upon in order to articulate a range of circumstances under which data may... Read More

Data work: how energy advisors and clients make IoT data accountable (2017)
Journal Article
Fischer, J. E., Crabtree, A., Colley, J., Rodden, T., & Costanza, E. (2017). Data work: how energy advisors and clients make IoT data accountable. Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 26(4-6), doi:10.1007/s10606-017-9293-x. ISSN 0925-9724

We present fieldwork findings from the deployment of an interactive sensing system that supports the work of energy advisors who give face-to-face advice to low-income households in the UK. We focus on how the system and the data it produced are arti... Read More

Accountable Internet of things?: outline of the IoT Databox model (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Crabtree, A., Lodge, T., Colley, J., Greenhalgh, C., & Mortier, R. (2017). Accountable Internet of things?: outline of the IoT Databox model

This paper outlines the IoT Databox model as a means of making the Internet of Things (IoT) accountable to individuals. Accountability is a key to building consumer trust and mandated in data protection legislation. We briefly outline the ‘external’... Read More

Repacking ‘privacy’ for a networked world (2017)
Journal Article
Crabtree, A., Tolmie, P., & Knight, W. (2017). Repacking ‘privacy’ for a networked world. Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 26(4-6), doi:10.1007/s10606-017-9276-y. ISSN 0925-9724

In this paper we examine the notion of privacy as promoted in the digital economy and how it has been taken up as a design challenge in the fields of CSCW, HCI and Ubiquitous Computing. Against these prevalent views we present an ethnomethodological... Read More

Challenges of using personal data to drive personalised electronic programme guides (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Sailaja, N., Crabtree, A., & Stenton, P. (2017). Challenges of using personal data to drive personalised electronic programme guides

Media researchers are adopting personalisation in diverse ways to deliver increasingly context-sensitive and customised media experiences. This paper explores user attitudes towards a personalised Electronic Programme Guide which tailors media recomm... Read More

Personal data management with the Databox: what’s inside the box? (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Mortier, R., Zhao, J., Crowcroft, J., Qi Li, L. W., Haddadi, H., Amar, Y., …Greenhalgh, C. (2016). Personal data management with the Databox: what’s inside the box?

We are all increasingly the subjects of data collection and processing systems that use data generated both about and by us to provide and optimise a wide range of services. Means for others to collect and process data that concerns each of us – ofte... Read More

Personal data nanagement with the Databox: what’s inside the box? (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Mortier, R., Zhao, J., Crowcroft, J., Wang, L., Qi, L., Haddadi, H., …Greenhalgh, C. (2016). Personal data nanagement with the Databox: what’s inside the box?

We are all increasingly the subjects of data collection and processing systems that use data generated both about and by us to provide and optimise a wide range of services. Means for others to collect and process data that concerns each of us – ofte... Read More

Valorising the IoT Databox: creating value for everyone (2016)
Journal Article
Perera, C., Wakenshaw, S. Y., Baarslag, T., Haddadi, H., Bandara, A. K., Mortier, R., …Crowcroft, J. (2017). Valorising the IoT Databox: creating value for everyone. Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, 28(1), doi:10.1002/ett.3125. ISSN 2161-3915

The Internet of Things is expected to generate large amounts of heterogeneous data from diverse sources including physical sensors, user devices and social media platforms. Over the last few years, significant attention has been focused on personal d... Read More