Chapter 9

In-Home Deployments

A.J. Brush, Brian Meyers,  and James Scott§     Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA, USA     §Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK


In-home deployments can be used to study current behavior patterns or to evaluate prototype systems. Compared to other options such as lab studies, interviews, or surveys, in-home deployments offer unparalleled realism due to the in-situ nature of the deployment as part of the participants’ normal lives. However, in-home deployments require careful planning and considerable effort. This chapter will help in the planning and successful execution of home deployment studies by sharing insights drawn from our combined experience running many different studies in the home, and by using the ...

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