S+I Research Seminar – Elefteris Papachristos

Title: Well-being and Connectedness

Abstract: There is a growing interest for the topic of well-being in the HCI community primarily fueled by developments in field of Positive Psychology. In the last decade HCI research has shifted the focus of attention from functionality and usability to the experiential. It seems to me that the question that will dominate HCI in the future will be one of purpose (i.e. does technology promote well-being or happiness?). In this presentation I will provide a short introduction of findings in Positive Psychology relevant to HCI research with special focus on connectedness which is one of the recognized factors influencing well-being. Finally, I will describe my first steps into this new research field investigating whether technology could help people improve their feeling of connectedness.

Where and When: Room 0.2.15, 14 of October 2016, 09:30-10:30

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