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How to Connect User Research and not so Forthcoming Technology Scenarios – The Extended Home Environment Case Study

Authors: A. Marcengo, A. Rapp, E. Guercio


This paper draws a methodological framework adopted within an internal Telecomitalia project aimed to identify, on a user centred base, the potential interest towards a technological scenario aimed to extend on a personal bubble the typical communication and media fruition home environment. The problem is that involving user in the early stage of the development of such disruptive technology scenario asking users opinions on something that users actually do not manage even in a rough manner could lead to wrong or distorted results. For that reason we chose an approach that indirectly aim to understand users hidden needs in order to obtain a meaningful picture of the possible interest for a technological proposition non yet easily understandable.

Keywords: Media, Telecommunication, Scenarios, Focus Groups, personas, extended home environment

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