User Acceptance of 'Smart Products' : An Empirical Investigation

Item Type Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Abstract Smart Products pose a new class of IT artifacts based on sensors, ID-tags, haptic user interfaces, and other technologies usually subsumed under the notion of 'ubiquitous computing'. Such devices differ in many ways from traditional computers, e.g., with regard to their physical shape, computing power, and interaction paradigms. While a substantial body of literature already exists on underlying technological design challenges, only few researchers have attempted to quantitatively explore factors influencing user acceptance of Smart Products. Against this background, the present study is concerned with the use of Smart Products in a kitchen environment. Based on the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT), we develop and empirically test a structural model of technology acceptance including five moderating factors. Our results indicate high overall acceptance of the proposed scenarios, corroborate the applicability of the UTAUT model for smart home environments, and confirm significant effects for two moderators
Authors Mayer, Peter; Volland, Dirk; Thiesse, Frederic & Fleisch, Elgar
Editors Bernstein, Abraham & Schwabe, Gerhard
Language English
Keywords smart products, user acceptance, UTAUT
Subjects information management
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
Refereed Yes
Date 16 February 2011
Publisher Lulu
Place of Publication Zürich
Volume 2
Page Range 1063-1072
Number of Pages 10
Title of Book WI 2.011 Proceedings
Event Title 10th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI 2011)
Event Location Zürich
Event Dates 16.-18.02.2011
ISBN 978-1-4467-9236-0
Official URL
Depositing User Dirk Volland
Date Deposited 21 Jun 2011 13:09
Last Modified 20 Jul 2022 17:06


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Mayer, Peter; Volland, Dirk; Thiesse, Frederic & Fleisch, Elgar: User Acceptance of 'Smart Products' : An Empirical Investigation. 2011. - 10th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI 2011). - Zürich.

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