Shabbat and automation
In the "Home spirituality" track at CHI 2007, there is this paper that I can't wait to read:
Sabbath Day Home Automation: "It's Like Mixing Technology and Religion" (Allison Woodruff, Sally Augustin, Brooke Foucault)
Presents a qualitative study of the use of home automation by 20 Orthodox Jewish families. Offers insights and design implications for user experience with smart home technology and religious technology.
Why do I blog this? as I already blogged here, the topic of how people deal with religious constraints regarding technology is of interest. This is tightly related with the user experience of automation (and hence its inherent problems). I am looking forward to read more about this.