MIDAS – User Research Sessions – call for participants

Do you share online profiles or accounts with others such as friends, family, or housemates? The Horizon Minimal Intervention Distributed Account System (MIDAS) project is exploring how sharing can be improved in future technologies.

MIDAS forms part of an evaluative experiment to understand how people interact with their various online profiles, especially when they share these profiles with others – for example Netflix or Spotify Premium accounts or supporting your parent/grandparent. We are now calling for participants to join our focus group sessions to help investigate this. We are keen to learn about your sharing practices online and feedback some of our novel ideas around sharing. Focus group sessions will be an hour and a half in length, led by a facilitator and consist of videos and presentations with time for general discussion. Sessions will be run online and take place between the 3rd and 18th of February (7 – 8.30pm). Participants will receive a £20 Amazon voucher.

Please contact Neelima Sailaja or Abigail Fowler if you would like to join a session or receive more information.

This work is part of a larger collaboration between the Universities of Nottingham and Cambridge and the BBC, which looks into responding to the challenges raised by the use of personal data in media experiences.