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Ulysses in cyberspace: examining the effectiveness of design patterns for digital self-control

Abstract:

Instant access to information, entertainment, and connection enabled by smartphones and computers provides innumerable benefits, but also unprecedented opportunity for distraction. However, while technology companies have devoted enormous resources to keeping users 'hooked' on digital systems, little is known about how designers can best support people in regaining control over their digital device use.

This thesis argues that the emerging research into design patterns for digital ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Computer Science
Research group:
Human Centred Computing
Oxford college:
Linacre College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9960-1436

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Computer Science
Research group:
Human Centred Computing
Oxford college:
Jesus College
Role:
Supervisor
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Programme:
EPSRC grant (£6m) to researchers at Universities of Southampton, Oxford and Edinburgh to carry out the 5-year project SOCIAM: The Theory and Practice of Social Machines
Funding agency for:
Shadbolt, N
Grant:
EP/J017728/2
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Programme:
Doctoral Prize scheme
Funding agency for:
Lyngs, U
Shadbolt, N
Grant:
EP/R513295/1
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2021-03-11

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