My work on social communication devices for the home led me into wireless
home networking. The kinds of interactions and user experiences that I
envisioned would be much more practical with simple, low-cost home networks.
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I worked with the Fantasma project at Interval, which became a short-lived
startup. Fantasma sought
to use UWB, a new kind of RF technology, to create robust and very inexpensive
home networking devices.
I and a small team did work on novel wireless applications for homes, but
soon realized that wireless didn't really need new apps; just getting it to work
well in homes was more than enough.
So I focused on the business aspects of Fantasma,
which got me involved in industry coalitions
as well as industry events in which
I could contribute my earlier consumer-related research.
|HomeNet conferences, put on by MarcusEvans
|Killer Apps for Home Networking, (Panel, 7/01)|
|Capturing Market Share (Workshop, 12/00)|
|A Research Perspective on Home Networking (Keynote, 7/00)|
Work At Home: Profiles and Perspectives (SOHO Workshop, 12/99)|
|Consumer Perspectives on Home Technology (Panel, 12/99)|
|Keeping Consumers Happy and Avoiding Churn, (Moderator, 10/99)
Parks Associates Forum|
|Home Networking: A Case Study of a Dysfunctional Industry (4/00)|