A leading manufacturer of connected home devices wanted to find out more about the way that consumers in the UK and Germany use smart devices in conjunction with each other (e.g. using a smart speaker to control a home heating system, using a smartphone to monitor home security while out and about). They wanted to interview customers of their own products and competing brands. We used a free find approach to recruit over 250 promising candidates, screened them using an online questionnaire to pick a sample of 40. We then guided the final 40 through the research programme which was based on a smartphone activity and diary app.