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New Scientist features PRiMMA research

7 September 2010 One Comment

OU PhD student, Lukasz Jedrzejczyk’s research on usable privacy controls features in a recent New Scientist article. Lukasz’s work is part of the EPSRC funded project on Privacy Rights Management for Mobile Applications (PRiMMA), being carried out in the Department of Computing at the OU. Motivated by the rising use of mobile applications, the project explores the user requirements, usability issues and technology solutions relating to supporting end user privacy when using these applications.

The work reported in the New Scientist relates to a trial of a haptic user interface that allows users to change the privacy settings of a location sharing application by simply shaking their smartphone in different ways. The results of this trial will be reported at the MobileHCI conference, held in Lisbon, Portugal in September 2010.


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