In today’s society, you don’t need to be a computer engineer to see how understanding human-smart device interaction is becoming as crucial as understanding our interaction with other human beings.
The qualities of smart devices make them very different from other objects that surround us in our home. This offers possibilities to establish a relationship quite different from the kind we have with non-smart objects. However, how often do we stop ourselves in the middle of using a smart toothbrush during our evening rituals or checking our step count on our smart watch and ask ourselves what these objects really mean to us? Smart devices are not merely tools with which we get things done -their role in our life sphere is much richer than that.
Currently, me and Professor Francesco Lelli are conducting research on humans’ relationship with their personal smart devices. This interdisciplinary study intends to provide introspective understanding of the richness of the relationship we can have with our gadgets. One aim is to configure the meaning of user’s sense of agency (or nonagency) in what kind of a relationship the user forms with their device. The study may foster a fuller picture of ourselves in the world of smart devices and help us in prioritizing what kind of devices we want and need to live the best possible life.
Follow this link to the Survey:
Human-Smart Device Interaction
Or copy this URL on your browser: https://tilburgss.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8GMjalxLgvKO1ox
You are also more than welcome to forward this invitation to anybody you think may be interested in participating in this research.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. In addition, if you have done work that you believe is relevant for this research, please get in touch.