UCLIC Seminar: End user engagement with data

Speaker: Paul Marshall, University of Bristol
UCL Contact: Aneesha Singh (Visitors from outside UCL please email in advance).
Date/Time: 17 Jan 18, 15:00 - 16:00
Venue: Room 405, 66-72 Gower Street


Computer science is going through something of a data revolution, with new mathematics and algorithms being developed to make sense of the global explosion of data. However, the perspective of most of this work has been on what insights large organisations - governments, IT companies or the NHS - can derive from huge repositories. Even when the focus has been on end users, such as in consumer devices like activity trackers, technologies often embody paternalistic and inflexible views about behaviours that should be changed. In this talk, I will describe a number of case studies where my students and post docs have tried to identify the perspectives of individuals and groups of end users of data technologies. I hope to discuss with the audience what the future of end user data technologies may be.