Social Interactions with Shared Systems

Smart, connected, interactive systems become increasingly popular in our home and professional environments. Such systems are characterized by their ability to connect different devices and information sources to provide more dynamic and customized services. Because of their interactivity, smart systems offer great opportunities in terms of flexibility, adaptability and personalization. Interaction, however, seems often to be designed for individual use, on devices optimized for personal interaction while actual use is much more social, and interaction with such shared systems often influences multiple users at once.

The projects in this squad focus on the interaction design for improved user experience of smart connected systems that are shared by multiple users, using design methodology based on a thorough understanding of the social and everyday aspects of the actual context, as well as on theoretical knowledge from fields such as psychology and social sciences.