Family Interactions With Digital Technologies – Establishing Routines and Compromises

Recent literature suggests that as new technologies and multimedia enter the home, there is an ongoing process of integration of technologies into the family life. We believe that this integration involves both establishing new routines and compromising existing family processes through technology adoption and use. In this analysis, routines are examined as a way of coming to terms with technologies and adapting them to family practices. This paper identifies how these technologies become entrenched in family life and compromised family processes come to be viewed as sources of new practices. Three functions of family/technology interactions are highlighted and discussed.


Alladi Venkatesh (2011) ,"Family Interactions With Digital Technologies – Establishing Routines and Compromises", in E - European Advances in Consumer Research Volume 9, eds. Alan Bradshaw, Chris Hackley, and Pauline Maclaran, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 75-76.


Alladi Venkatesh, University of California, Irvine


E - European Advances in Consumer Research Volume 9 | 2011

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