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dc.contributor.authorChetty, Marshinien_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-22T17:48:21Z
dc.date.available2011-09-22T17:48:21Z
dc.date.issued2011-06-24en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/41152
dc.description.abstractIn this dissertation, I examine how making infrastructure visible affects users' engagement with that infrastructure, through the case study of home networking. I present empirical evidence of the visibility issues that home networks present to users and how these results informed the design of a prototype called Kermit to visualize aspects of the home network. Through my implementation and evaluation of Kermit, I derive implications for making infrastructure visible in ways that enable end-users to manage and understand the systems they use everyday. I conclude with suggestions for future work for making home networks, and infrastructure more generally, more visible.en_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.subjectHuman computer interactionen_US
dc.subjectHome networkingen_US
dc.subjectInfrastructureen_US
dc.subjectVisibilityen_US
dc.subjectInspectabilityen_US
dc.subject.lcshHome computer networks
dc.subject.lcshLocal area networks (Computer networks)
dc.subject.lcshHuman-computer interaction
dc.titleMaking infrastructure visible: a case study of home networkingen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.description.degreePh.D.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentComputingen_US
dc.description.advisorCommittee Member: Abowd, Gregory; Committee Member: Brush, A.J.; Committee Member: Edwards, Keith; Committee Member: Grinter, Rebecca; Committee Member: Mynatt, Elizabeth; Committee Member: Rodden, Tomen_US


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