"OK Google is confusing all of my Google phones, tablets & Home devices.
Critics are urging for "Reclaiming Conversation." [link
By now we should have been basking in the glory of ubiquitous computing, but we have come to find problems abound. If following a positivist approach, computing technologies are built functional—by design; but when intertwined with social processes, they come to create new challenges in human-computer interaction.
Today's face-to-face interactions are frequently filled with computing technologies, either supporting or interrupting the work at hand. We study these collocated interactions, in work or play, inside or on the go. As devices grow and become more and more "intelligent" and capable, they often fragment the very fabric of social interactions in which they reside. Our research examines how to build computing technologies to draw on complementary affordances of a device ecology.