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The physical spaces we inhabit, such as our homes, offices, shopping malls, and libraries, will increasingly have integrated Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices – embedded sensors that are connected to the Internet and communicating with other devices.

Imagine our domestic appliances, smartphones, wearables, and everyday objects all being able to communicate with each other and share data, for example, to enable you to control your heating system from your smartwatch. While this is an exciting future vision in many respects, the energy demands of these technologies are enormous.

Now imagine if we could capture the benefits of this exciting IoT future while making it sustainable, delightful and universally accessible? Imagine if the surface of your smartphone could capture energy from indoor light and generate its own power? Imagine technologies integrated into buildings and everyday objects like books, tables, and even our clothes, that enable us to interact with connected devices using ambient light, physical gestures and shadows? This is the vision of a pioneering research team at Swansea University, working to develop new forms of physical materials to do just that. And we want your input!

Great ideas can come from anywhere
To help us shape the design of these interactive technologies, we want to ask members of the general public and private sector: what would these technologies look like to you? What would you like them to do to make your life easier, safer, more efficient and convenient?

About the event
This is an exciting community-participation workshop and series of activities at Swansea University’s Computational Foundry, to explore how advanced future interactive technologies in a digital world fit with our everyday lives. During this interactive session, we will be taking notes of your responses to questions, observing your behaviour during study tasks, and, where permitted, recording video of your actions during the study.

Who are we looking for?
Participants must be a minimum age of 18 and consider themselves non-tech specialists. We are looking for a diverse range of representation from:
- the general public;
- public spaces such as libraries;
- private sector such as commercial business premises.

We will pay participants £50 for their time, and we can also reimburse transport costs. Lunch and refreshments throughout the day will be provided. Further details will be provided in the participant information pack.

What to expect from this event
At the start of the workshop, you will be guided through the workshop procedure, including a consent form, a summary of your rights as a participant, and an overview of your instructions for the study. There will then be four separate group-based tasks, during which you’ll be asked to think about the future design of your everyday life in a digital world. During the tasks, we’ll ask questions and record video (where permitted). Following each task, there will be a short discussion session for us to gather more information about your insights.

Please note that participant numbers for this event are strictly limited, and it is likely that we will receive a higher volume of applications than places. Therefore, registration tothis event does not guarantee your place. Organiserswill contact you at the earliest opportunity to notify you.

Before registering your interest, please read the following important information.

Data collection

Audio/video recording and photographs will be taken during the workshop. We will ask your permission before doing these activities. We will also take written notes based on the feedback you give during the workshop. In addition, the materials that you create in the workshop will be collected and analysedin order to create a summary of the views of all participants.

Confidentiality
Confidentiality and participant anonymity will be strictly maintained. All information gathered will be used for statistical analysis only, and no names or other identifying characteristics will be stated in any reports or publications produced from this work.

Data archiving/destruction
All data captured during your participation will only be used for the purposes of this study. After analysisis complete, all written and electronic data will be kept securely stored in the FIT Lab archive, Swansea University, UKfor a maximum of five years.

Our Researchers
The researchers organisingthis workshop are Yogesh Kumar Meena, Kris Seunarine, PockettAdam, Chung Tsoi, Simon Robinson, Jennifer Pearson, Deepak Sahoo, Matthew Carnie, Matt Jones, who are working on a project titled PVInterfaces: Self-Powered Interfaces and Interactions via Photovoltaic Surfaces (http://cs.swan.ac.uk/~deliot/).

This project is based in collaboration between the FIT Lab and SPECIFIC at Swansea University. Yogesh and Kris can be contacted in the FIT lab, Computational Foundry, Bay Campus, Swansea University. Yogesh phone number is (+44) 01792513856 and his email address is y.k.meena@swansea.ac.uk. Kris email is krishna.seunarine@swansea.ac.uk.


Finding out about results
Participants can find out the results of the workshop/study by contacting our research team after June 1st, 2019.

Your agreement
Before participating in this event, you will be asked to sign a form to indicate that you have understood to your satisfaction the information regarding participation in the research project and agree to take part as a participant. In no way does this waive your legal rights, nor release the investigators, sponsors, or involved institutions from their legal and professional responsibilities. You are free to not answer specific items or questions in interviews or on questionnaires. You are free to withdraw from the workshop at any time without penalty. Your continued participation should be as informed as your initial consent, so you should feel free to ask for clarification or new information throughout your participation. If you have further questions concerning matters related to this research, please contact the researcher either during or after the study.

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