Domestication describes the practical; symbolic and cognitive processes that take place when a product is integrated into a household. When people domesticate a technology they place it; learn to use it; fit it into their routines and give it meaning. Thus; the discussion is not about effects of technology; but of the development of different user patterns in ‚Äėnegotiation‚Äô with the technology.
In this presentation I will discuss the concept of domestication and use empirical examples to illustrate the domestication of technologies in everyday life. I will show how a domestication perspective can be used as a concrete analytical tool as well as a more general analytical perspective in understanding the relationship between users and technologies/technological systems.