Formative work on uCap to be presented at CHI 2012

Marshini’s paper “You’re Capped” Understanding the Effects of Broadband Caps on Broadband Use in the Home will be presented at the upcoming CHI conference in Austin, TX.

The study of how households in South Africa manage bandwidth caps showed that people have a hard time tracking their balance and understanding what or who is using up their bandwidth. This work informed the design of uCap, a tool to help households track, share, and manage bandwidth caps in their homes. A field study on uCap is planned for Summer 2012 – stay tuned for updates.