The social implications of emerging technologies

Kostakos, Vassilis, Little, Linda, O'Neill, Eamonn and Sillence, Elizabeth (2005) The social implications of emerging technologies. Interacting with Computers, 17 (5). pp. 475-483. ISSN 0953-5438

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.intcom.2005.03.001
Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The paper examines the social implications of emerging technologies from design, user and society perspectives. This reflects Little’s research interest in designing human-centred systems for privacy. Kostakos and Little were main editors of the Special Issue, ‘Interacting with Computers’ with contributions from Elizabeth Sillence and Eamonn O’Neill. This issue evolved from a workshop that focused on Social and Communication Technologies (SACT), ran by Little and colleagues at Northumbria in November 2004. While the majority of research focuses on the technical limitations of systems, the Special Issue discussed and described social issues related to emerging technologies. The workshop theme emerged from the following previous publications: Little, L., Briggs, P., Coventry, L., & Knight, D.J. (2003). Attitudes Towards Technology Use in Public Areas: The Influence of External Factors on ATM use. In C. Stephanidis & J. Jacko (Eds.) Human-Computer Interaction: Theory and Practice (Part II). Volume 2. (pp. 1233 – 1237). Lawrence Erlbaum Associates: NJ Little, L. (2003). Attitudes Towards Technology Use in Public Zones: The Influence of External Factors on ATM use. CHI 2003, Extended Abstracts (p.990). Little, L., Briggs, P., & Coventry, L. (2003). An Activity Theory Approach to Technology Use in Public Areas: Expanding the Approach. Workshop Paper presented at Interact 2003. Since the publication of this paper in 2005, the topic has grown in importance. The research and findings from Little’s PhD led to a successful £94k ESRC grant, investigating trust, privacy and identity permissions for ambient intelligence and a collaboration with computer scientists from St Andrews University. Little has also been working on a project funded by Codeworks Accessible Technology Lab (ATL) profiling the specific abilities of older adults. In July 2007, Little and colleagues were awarded a £260k ESRC award investigating mobility in the older population.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Technology-Social aspects
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2008 13:38
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:49
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1048

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