The Connected Home: Probing The Effects And Affects Of Domesticated Information And Communication Technologies

Grant number: DP0557781

Completed

Abstract

Australia is a major consumer of ICTs, and the contemporary Australian home now plays the role of ?communications node? in global as well as local networks. This project investigates the effective use of these domestic communications technologies, the affects of this use on the household, how information and communication technologies shape the home, and how the home shapes the technologies. The study's findings will provide important information to government and non-government agencies concerned with social connection in contemporary Australian suburbs, and will provide important information to communications service providers, and to designers and manufacturers of domestic ICTs.