Horizon Research

Horizon Research

As technology advances throughout our digital age, society is becoming increasingly reliant upon digital technology use and functionality for everyday life. Researching and understanding how digital technology is designed and used, is crucial in ensuring it delivers both economic and societal benefit to all.

Horizon is specifically interested in the “lifelong contextual footprint”:

The footprint – the digital traces we create explicitly and implicitly as we go about our everyday lives at home, at work and at leisure.

The contextual – these digital traces enable personal technologies to infer our activities and provide appropriate services.

The lifelong – an inclusive digital society must consider how these digital footprints are handled throughout our lives, literally from cradle to grave.

Horizon’s research into the Digital Economy is highly interdisciplinary – including computer science, engineering, psychology, business, geography, design, english, film & tv. We bring to bear expertise in a broad range of technologies: mobile and ubiquitous computing, cloud and internet services, and positioning and location.

We are engaged in a portfolio of projects ranging from initial pilot projects of a few months duration to multi-year projects having numerous parallel work packages. Within a single project, Horizon aims to answer specific aspects of the broad research challenges; details are available on the individual project pages.

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  • 11/07/2014Participants needed for a Research Study

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  • 10/07/2014Our Graduates

    The first Graduation Ceremony for the first cohort of Horizon CDT students took place on Wednesday 9 July 2014. Pictured from left to right: Dr Emily Webber, Professor Sarah Sharples - Horizon CDT Director, Dr Jo Cranwell, Dr Claudia...
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