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A Survey of Personal and Household Scheduling

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Association for Computing Machinery


We describe results from a survey of employees at Microsoft about how they manage personal and household scheduling. We saw a much greater use of digital calendars than we expected. Of our 621 respondents, 51% (317) used their digital calendar at work as the calendar where most of their personal and household events were recorded, while 38% (233) of respondents primarily used paper calendars. We discuss reasons respondents gave for choosing a particular type of calendar as well as challenges faced by respondents in scheduling events for themselves and their households.


Brush, A.J. Bernheim; Turner, Tammara Combs (2005): A Survey of Personal and Household Scheduling. Proceedings of the 2005 ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work. DOI: 10.1145/1099203.1099263. New York, NY, USA: Association for Computing Machinery. pp. 330–331. Sanibel Island, Florida, USA