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dc.contributor.authorRizvi, Ali Haider
dc.contributor.authorMorayko, Kateryna
dc.contributor.authorSong, Arden
dc.contributor.authorHancock, Mark 19:47:13 (GMT) 19:47:13 (GMT)
dc.description.abstractResearch on how lived experiences with technology intersect with home and work are core themes within HCI. Prior work has primarily focused on conventional life and work in Western countries. However, the unconventional is becoming conventional—several rising subcultures are coming into prominence due to socio-economic pressures, aided by social media. One example—#vanlife—is now practised by an estimated three million people in North America. #vanlife combines travel, home, and work by their occupants (vanlifers) living full-time in cargo vans that they usually convert themselves into living spaces. We present a portrait of vanlifers’ current technology practices gleaned through ~200 hours of fieldwork and interviews. Following a thematic analysis of our data, we identified unique opportunities for integrating technology across culture, design, homesteading, offline organization, and gaming. We have distilled these opportunities into eleven provocations to inspire critical design and informed inquiry for technological interventions for #vanlife.en
dc.description.sponsorshipFunder 1, NSERC Discovery Grant 2016-04422 || Funder 2, NSERC Discovery Accelerator Grant 492970-2016 || Funder 3, NSERC CREATE Saskatchewan-Waterloo Games User Research (SWaGUR) Grant 479724-2016 || Funder 4, Ontario Early Researcher Award ER15-11-184en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesProceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems;
dc.subjectfield studyen
dc.subjectdomestic technologyen
dc.subjectwork technologyen
dc.titleProvocations from #vanlife: Investigating Life and Work in a Community Extensively Using Technology Not Designed for Themen
dc.typeConference Paperen
dcterms.bibliographicCitationAli Haider Rizvi, Kateryna Morayko, Arden Song, and Mark Hancock. 2021. Provocations from #vanlife: Investigating Life and Work in a Community Extensively Using Technology Not Designed for Them. Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 92, 1–16. DOI:
uws.contributor.affiliation1Faculty of Engineeringen
uws.contributor.affiliation2Games Instituteen
uws.contributor.affiliation2Management Sciencesen
uws.contributor.affiliation2Systems Design Engineeringen

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