On the 27th of October, researchers from the Human Centred Computing team were at the Oxford Science and Ideas Festival, talking to members of the public about privacy, security, and digital wellbeing.

Oxford IF Logo

As well as answering questions about how people use technology, the group solicited feedback from families about how happy they were with their use of technology. Responses included hopes and fears around everything from overuse of smartphones and managing passwords, to more futuristic questions about robots in the home.

IF festival poster board

By the end of the day, several hundred people had come through parts of the Templars Square shopping centre hosting stalls for the festival. Copies of digital wellbeing leaflets are available for download here:

This work was funded by the UK Information Comissioners Office as part of the 2019 Grants Programme