Types of Information in the Home

Text

Realtime

  • Microblogging

Syndicated

  • News
  • Blogs

Archived

  • Notes
  • eBooks
  • Bills
  • Receipts

On-demand

  • Encyclopedia entries
  • Dictionary Definitions
  • Recipes
  • ...

Communication

  • Email
  • Instant Messages
  • Waves

Social/Productivity?

  • Tasks
  • Events

Images

Syndicated

  • Photoblogs

Archived

  • Photo albums

Audio

Realtime/Live?

  • Internet Radio

Syndicated

  • Podcasts

Archived

  • Music collection
  • Audio books
  • Lectures/speeches

Communication

  • VoIP
  • Voicemail

Video

Realtime/Live?

  • IPTV

Syndicated

  • vodcasts

Archived

  • Films
  • TV programmes
  • Home movies

Control

  • Lighting - brightness/location/timing
  • Climate Control - temperature/humidity/timings
  • CCTV
  • Locks

Ways of differentiating types of information

?

?

  • I want to be interrupted
  • I want to find out when I process my in-tray
  • I want to be able to explore

Media

  • Text
  • Images
  • Audio
  • Video

Need

  • Find out about
  • Be entertained by
  • Communicate with
  • Create
  • Control
  • Buy

Social Level

  • Object
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Colleagues
  • Social Networks
  • Public

?

  • many-one
  • one-many
  • one-one
  • many-many
  • one-environment

Source

  • A third party
  • Computer-generated suggestion
  • Environment