Ambient intelligence & information interactions: Theorizing autonomies & awareness for 21st century society a technology-people balance

H. Patricia McKenna, Marilyn P. Arnone, Michelle L. Kaarst-Brown, Lee W. McKnight, Sarah A. Chauncey

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Abstract

The primary aim of this research study is to explore the social and human potential of technologies designed to support awareness and enable autonomy. The concepts of awareness and autonomy are reconceptualized for 21st century technology-pervasive environments. Using a case study approach, this study focuses on the use experience of faculty and students with an emerging and next generation technology. Multiple methods are employed for quantitative and qualitative data collection along with multiple data analysis techniques. This study makes several contributions to research and practice, including: the development of a conceptual framework for 21st century autonomies and awareness; an autonomies and awareness research agenda; a reframing of the intuition concept for 21st century technologies; proposed use of intuitive inquiry as a method for studying people-technology interactions; and a human-centered computing (HCC) approach in support of technology and people in balance, enabling more immediate engagement with social impact and social implications issues. More broadly, this paper provides a strategic and overarching perspective for building new systems within a research context for the 21st century.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society
Subtitle of host publicationSocial Implications of Wearable Computing and Augmediated Reality in Everyday Life, ISTAS 2013
Pages227-236
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 8 2013
Event2013 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society: Social Implications of Wearable Computing and Augmediated Reality in Everyday Life, ISTAS 2013 - Toronto, ON, Canada
Duration: Jun 27 2013Jun 29 2013

Publication series

NameInternational Symposium on Technology and Society, Proceedings

Other

Other2013 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society: Social Implications of Wearable Computing and Augmediated Reality in Everyday Life, ISTAS 2013
CountryCanada
CityToronto, ON
Period6/27/136/29/13

Keywords

  • Ambient intelligence
  • Autonomous agents
  • Context awareness
  • Distributed computing
  • Electronic learning
  • Emergent phenomena
  • Human computer interaction
  • Human factors
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Smart grids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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    McKenna, H. P., Arnone, M. P., Kaarst-Brown, M. L., McKnight, L. W., & Chauncey, S. A. (2013). Ambient intelligence & information interactions: Theorizing autonomies & awareness for 21st century society a technology-people balance. In 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society: Social Implications of Wearable Computing and Augmediated Reality in Everyday Life, ISTAS 2013 (pp. 227-236). [6613124] (International Symposium on Technology and Society, Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1109/ISTAS.2013.6613124