At-risk / Higher risk users. As technology imbeds into everyday life, more people are at a heightened risk of security, privacy, abuse, or safety risks because of what they do, who they are with, where they are, or even who they are. Insights from these users who are at higher risk can help improve the experiences for people who might be disproportionately harmed, and also get ahead of threats before they become widespread issues for users more generally.
Chrome security warnings. To stop users from visiting websites that contain malware, attempt phishing, or have a problem with their SSL connection, web browsers like Chrome present a full-page warning that explains the threat and tries to convince the user to not proceed to the infected site. Our goal in this research was to reduce the rate at which users ignored these warnings.
UbiFit. UbiFit is a persuasive technology system that uses a mobile phone and on-body sensing to encourage people to incorporate regular and varied physical activity into their everyday lives.
Wi-Fi Privacy Ticker. The Wi-Fi Privacy Ticker improves people's privacy awareness and provides them with some control over what they expose to others on Wi-Fi networks.
ShutEye. ShutEye is a persuasive technology that uses a mobile phone to inform people about how likely the activities that they perform throughout the day are to disrupt their sleep. ShutEye uses a timeline display on the phone's background screen to present temporally-relevant guidelines; for example, at a glance, the user can see if drinking coffee or going for a run right now is likely to disrupt tonight's sleep.
Computer-Supported Coordinated Care. Computer-supported coordinated care uses technology to aid the network of people who support an elder living at home. It aims to improve communication among individuals and balance the distribution of responsibilities to allow the elder to live at home despite increasing care needs.