A Survey of Personal and Household Scheduling Practices: Implications for Digital Family Calendars

We surveyed employees at a technology company in May of 2005 about how they manage personal and household scheduling. We found that 51% of 621 respondents primarily used their digital calendar at work for managing household events. Several themes emerged as important to respondents including: a desire to have a single place for all calendar information, a need for constant access and wish to easily coordinate household schedules. Respondents’ challenges in using digital calendars and the reasons some respondents use paper calendars provide insights into how digital calendars could be improved to better meet the needs of families.

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TypeTechReport
NumberMSR-TR-2007-28
Pages19
InstitutionMicrosoft Research
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