Abstract - The Information Society 22(4)

The Changing World of Home Technology: A Microsoft Case Study

Pam Heath and Nancy Bell

We have entered the “digital decade” when advances in technology will become deeply woven into home life. But how will technology evolve from an experience that is technologically challenging to an experience that is intuitive and fun? This paper will review new technologies and related possibilities that Microsoft is envisioning in the context of home life. As a specific example of the impact of home technology, we will review lessons learned from the adoption and integration of a home Internet device from a user experience perspective. Looking ahead to the next decade, we will then take a look at Microsoft’s vision for the home of the future, examining new directions.


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