The research area of Technology Use and Adoption studies the conditions on which people accept and adopt new technological solutions. Knowledge about how technical products are being used and what they mean in people’s everyday lives is an important condition for product development. A basic concept is that the understanding of users and their usage is a good starting point for innovation.
This research area focuses on achieving real understanding of the users’ needs and the demands they put on technical products and systems. Functional, social, emotional and aesthetic values are all taken into account.