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TUP 2016 Graphics/Imaging Activities Section (L5)

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Photos, graphics, and images are at the heart of most Connected Adults’ experiences with technology devices. This can span many activities – sharing photos they’ve taken with their Smartphone, looking at images made by others, printing images with a wireless or remote connection, or creating presentations.
This section includes graphics/imaging activities-related answers selected from the many questions in the comprehensive TUP survey. The key banner points are four: the primary device type for graphics/imaging (PC, Media Tablet, Mobile Phone), Breadth of Graphics/Imaging Activities (Fewest, Moderate, Broadest), Primary Device Type (Smartphone, Tower Desktop, Notebook, Tablet), and Primary Device Operating System (Windows, Apple, Google). The data-rich deliverable is designed for quick recognition of important findings, including statistical testing and indexes comparing values to their national averages. This report results cover many key topics: user and household demographics, and activities (major, entertainment, device activities, PC activities, Home PC activities, Printer activities).

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TUP 2016 Information/Search Activities Section (L6)

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Go ahead – sit in a restaurant or cafe and notice how long it is before someone near you uses a connected device to look something up. Or, sit in an airport, museum or movie theater and see how long it is until someone receives a notification, whether it’s a weather update, plane change or sports score. Information is key to many and can be a rich combination of active searching and passive receipt. User segments vary, however, in their information usage profile and which types of devices they choose for each type of activity.
This section includes information/search activities-related answers selected from the many questions in the comprehensive TUP survey. The key banner points are four: the primary device type for Information/Search (PC, Media Tablet, Mobile Phone), Breadth of Information/Search Activities (Fewest, Moderate, Broadest), Primary Device Type (Smartphone, Tower Desktop, Notebook, Tablet), and Primary Device Operating System (Windows, Apple, Google). The data-rich deliverable is designed for quick recognition of important findings, including statistical testing and indexes comparing values to their national averages. This report results cover many key topics: user and household demographics, and activities (major, entertainment, device activities, PC activities, Home PC activities).

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Forward-Leaning Users Define the Future

Cloud-based home security and energy management are on the cusp of either fizzling as a fad or expanding to a wider market, based on our recent MetaFacts market research. Also, the pattern consumers are exhibiting spells niche status for the Apple Watch, iPod and Chromebook.

In our analysis of a broad range of consumers spanning five countries, we separated the most forward-learning from the backward-learning, as one of our methods to predict the future of technology products and services. The most adventurous consumers point the way for the rest of the market, with their willingness to try the newest technology.Courtesy Peggy2012CREATIVELENZ Creative Commons

While Apple can justly lay claim to the Forward-Leaning for favoring many of their products. For example, iPhone and MacBooks are strongest among both the first and second tier of Forward-Leaning consumers. In contrast, many other products have lingered and languished among the forward-learning. Unless accepted by the next tier of consumers, a replacement market is the best hope for advanced tech products. Continue reading

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Filed under Backward-Leaning, Basic cellphones, Cloud Storage & Sharing, Communication, Convertibles, Demographics & Econographics, Desktops, e-Book Readers, Entertainment, Forward-Leaning, Market Sizing, MetaFacts' Findings, Notebooks, Smartphones, Tablets, Usage Patterns