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L'organisation temporelle des activités dans l'espace domestique. Interactions, matérialité, technologies

Abstract : Although interest in the domestic sphere is a challenge for research as well as for design and for the industry, empirical data remain scarce. Within a praxeological and interactional perspective, this thesis contributes to filling this gap. It identifies specific resources of the everyday life organisation in two French homes. Through the analysis of interviews, and especially through the analysis of audio-video data, this thesis sheds light on the importance of the interactional work that members are deploying every day in their homes to order and make their activities accountable to each other. This work is based on multiple practices (such as verbalisation of actions, announcements, solicitations, directives, etc.) and resources that mark and set the time sequences of activities and open negotiation between adults and children. Besides the conversational time givers, body and artefactual material time givers are also massively mobilised. Thus, the coordination and organisation of activities is not a simple matter of time management, since they rely on a constant practical orientation anchored in specific material and care environments. From the perspective of technological design, the family members' socialisation within a certain time and domestic normality is a central phenomenon. Sophistication or the multiplication of technical elements is not enough (and can represent a problem) with regard to the development of innovative systems for homes. Using notions of distributed temporality and interactional time givers seems to be an appropriate trial to study home and family activities.
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Natalia La Valle. L'organisation temporelle des activités dans l'espace domestique. Interactions, matérialité, technologies. Sciences de l'Homme et Société. Université Lumière - Lyon II, 2011. Français. ⟨tel-00600045⟩



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