PSFK’s Home Debrief, developed in partnership with The Atlantic, examines how a new generation of connected technologies are changing the ways in which residents interact with their homes

While the definition of ‘home' can mean different things to different people, at its core, what the idea represents is a place where we can return to after a long day to be with family and loved ones, rest, recharge and feel insulated from the stresses of daily life. Rather than encroach on the home’s role as a space for personal well-being and balance, technology providers are designing IoT, AI and voice-assistive tools as instruments to protect, if not democratize, a healthy home life—offloading stressors, blocking distractions and offering peace of mind. The next generation of digital assistants will make the connected home, paradoxically, more human.

PSFK’s Home Debrief, developed in partnership with The Atlantic, examines how a new generation of connected technologies is changing the ways in which residents communicate and cohabit with one another. From synchronized control ecosystems to ongoing monitoring platforms, residents and their relationships are not only prioritized, but empowered and fully optimized in the home. The full report contains expert insights about the benefits of these connected systems, as well as best-in-class examples, key consumer implications and actionable strategies for better home design, implementation and experiences.

24% of all U.S. employees do some or all of their work at home.
Bureau Of Labor Statistics, 2016

79% of parents feel that daily household tasks get in the way of spending quality time with their family
Slumberdown, 2017

In the free 36-page report you will find:

  • 9 trends powering changes in home living
  • 27 best-in-class examples showcasing residential empowerment and elevated peace-of-mind
  • Key insights on the impacts of residential routines, homelife and intrapersonal relations
  • Exclusive thought-leadership and interviews from industry experts and home technology designers from Nest, LifeEdited & IFTTT
  • A 30+ page presentation deck

PSFK’s Home Debrief spotlights innovative applications in connected home technology that are elevating human relationships, in the home and beyond. Developed in partnership with The Atlantic, the Home Debrief offers an essential roadmap for consumers looking to make technology part of the family.

While the definition of ‘home' can mean different things to different people, at its core, what the idea represents is a place where we can return to after a long day to be with family and loved ones, rest, recharge and feel insulated from the stresses of daily life. Rather than encroach on the home’s role as a space for personal well-being and balance, technology providers are designing IoT, AI and voice-assistive tools as instruments to protect, if not democratize, a healthy home life—offloading stressors, blocking distractions and offering peace of mind. The next generation of digital assistants will make the connected home, paradoxically, more human.