We were just talking about this and thought it might be a good topic for discussion here. At home or at work, how do people know if you can be interrupted or not?
Some examples: In IRC, maybe your change your nick, or set your status in some other messaging client. At home maybe you close the door, or put on headphones. In the street you might put on headphones and keep your eyes down low.
If you have any other suggestions, let us know I think it would make an interesting collection. To be clear, this is just a train of thought and not necessarily something we are specifically trying to address in the SmartHome project.