The multi-disciplinary project is ultimately quite technical when compared to my own skillset and research areas. That means that I sometimes struggle to explain the full project. (I find it quite fun and easy to explain my part of the project though, which is nice!) In the end, I generally explain that the project aim is to build a tool that helps people to stay safe online.
But as luck would have it, we have just finailsed a short video that helps to explain the project in plain language with simple graphics. The video is about a minute and a half and is an easy watch, so check it out below.
As part of my work with the Living Digital group at the University of Dundee, I am starting to recruit participants for a study related to trust and online dating. I will be using qualitative interviews and focus groups for this study, and I am hoping to have about 20 participants.
This study forms part of a larger project that looks at how
users establish trusting relationships online. In total, we will look at four
different scenarios in which users make trust judgments online: e-commerce,
health forums, online dating, and managing ‘Internet of Things’ devices. For my
qualitative portion of the project, I will aim to outline key factors that
contribute to trust behaviour in a particular online environment. These
findings will then be further examined in future studies, which will contribute
to the development of an automated system for authenticating the online
identity of other users who you are interacting with.