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Surveys on validating HUMANE typology, method and tool

24 October 2016

In the new Internet era, networks of people and machines are becoming ubiquitous. From computer communication devices, like mobile phones, laptops, tablets and servers, to more advanced sensor-embedded devices and robots, machines mediate human interaction or act as autonomous agents interacting with themselves and the environment. There are many examples: from people socialising via social networks and sharing knowledge via platforms like Wikipedia or Zooniverse, to telework, online shopping or banking, education, eHealth, and more complex systems such as human-robot networks and decision support systems for crisis management.

The objective of the HUMANE project is to provide a framework and method for classifying and analysing the characteristics of such networks (collectively called Human-Machine Networks (HMNs)), inform design and policy making, and provide recommendations for R&I actions. In order to perform these tasks, HUMANE is revisiting current or recent ICT projects and performing surveys in order to collect feedback about the implications of HMNs and recommendations for design practices.

At this stage, your input is very valuable to us as we are progressing towards the final optimisation of the HUMANE typology, method and tool. These two surveys: Human-Machine Network Characterisation and Implications and Design Solutions for Human-Machine Network will guide you through the testing of the HUMANE typology, method and tool, and evaluate your experience in terms of how useful and user-friendly you find them. It will take you approximately 15 minutes each. The surveys are conducted in English and the collected feedback will be treated anonymously.

Thank you for your interest in the HUMANE project and for filling in these surveys.