The home wardrobe is a complex and variable system, interacted with daily by its user/manager in a time- and resource-constrained decision-making process. Ubiquitous computing technology offers advantages in augmenting the decision-making process, and the potential to simultaneously encourage sustainable behaviors. In this study we present an empirical analysis of the contents of 11 home wardrobes and 3-6 months of daily dressing decisions for 5 users. We find that an average of only 7% of our female participants' wardrobes and 47% of our male participants' wardrobes are in regular use. In addition, we present an analysis of wardrobe contents, outfit composition, and garment utility in the wardrobe.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||UbiComp'12 - Proceedings of the 2012 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing|
|Publisher||Association for Computing Machinery|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - 2012|
|Event||14th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2012 - Pittsburgh, PA, United States|
Duration: Sep 5 2012 → Sep 8 2012
|Name||UbiComp'12 - Proceedings of the 2012 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing|
|Other||14th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2012|
|Period||9/5/12 → 9/8/12|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported by the University of Minnesota Interdisciplinary Informatics program. Thanks to Allison Danzl and Misty Karges for their assistance in data collection.
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- domestic technology
- ubiquitous computing