TV is dead, long live TV! New perspectives on designing living room experiences

For decades, the most advanced technology in our living rooms has been the television, a fairly unsophisticated device. But over the past several years, we’ve seen an explosion of high performance consoles, streaming devices, and most recently, voice assistants, enter our homes. So, how do we make sense of it all? How can we utilize the TV, a ubiquitous yet often neglected piece of hardware, and design beyond just streaming our favorite show? And how can we design technology that supports rather than disrupts behavior in our homes?

This talk will explore the quickly evolving and often disconnected ecosystem of our living rooms. We’ll begin with a brief history of technology in this space, dissect the current and highly competitive landscape, and then consider new perspectives to help us shape the future of the living room in a way that's informed, thoughtful, and original.