Speaker: Irene Lopez de Vallejo
Title: Office workers perceptions and attitudes towards the deployment of a location tracking system in a real environment
Abstract: In the context of a doctoral thesis driven by the question how can location tracking technologies contribute to the understanding of face-to-face interaction in the workplace, this seminar presents results of part of the study focused on understanding workers attitudes and perceptions of the deployment and use of this pervasive technology. The talk will start with a brief introduction to the system, its deployment and the spatial and social challenges that it posed to both the organisation and to the technology consultants. Issues of communication, privacy, organisational culture, trust, time and mistification of technology will be discussed. The methods used to investigate people's attitudes in a pervasive environment will be also introduced.