A phased framework for long-term user acceptance of interactive technology in domestic environments

Maartje M.A. de Graaf* (Corresponding Author), Somaya Ben Allouch, Jan A.G.M. van Dijk

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The temporal dimension of acceptance is under-researched in technology acceptance research. Yet, people’s perceptions on technology use may change over time when gaining user experiences. Our 6-month home study deploying an interactive robot provides insight into the long-term use of use interactive technology in a domestic environment. We present a phased framework for the acceptance of interactive technology in domestic environments. Based on 97 interviews obtained from 21 participants living in different household types, the results provide an initial validation of our phased framework for long-term acceptance showing that acceptance phases are linked to certain user experiences which evolve over time when people gain experience with the technology. Involving end users in the early stages of development helps researchers understand the cultural and social contexts of acceptance and enables developers to apply this gained knowledge into their future designs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2582-2603
Number of pages22
JournalNew Media and Society
Issue number7
Early online date8 Oct 2017
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2018


  • UT-Hybrid-D
  • interactive technology
  • long-term use
  • robots
  • technology acceptance
  • Domestication


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