Podcast #25 Jodi Forlizzi: Quality of Life Technology

By 10th December 2015 October 13th, 2016 No Comments

“Big Data from wearables does not really reflect our lived experience” – Jodi Forlizzi


In this episode, I speak with Professor Jodi Forlizzi of Carnegie Mellon University. In this interview, Jodi speaks about what led her to her work on persuasive technology and how our digital tools and services can be created to enhance our lives and well being.

Jodi is an interaction designer and researcher in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute. Her research focuses on understanding the limits of human attention and how products and services influence social behaviour. Jodi is also focused on big data and what it means for design, service design, human-robot interaction and designing to support the limits of attention.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The role of big data and wearables in explaining who we are
  • The problems of over-quantifying our lives
  • How the Internet of Things and wearables can influence our attitudes and behaviours

Resources Mentioned In The Show

Human-computer Interaction Institute

Carnegie Mellon School of Design

Jodi Forlizzi

Jodi Forlizzi on Twitter

Jodi Forlizzi Publications


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Lawrence Ampofo

Director & Founder at Digital Mindfulness
Dr. Lawrence Ampofo is a digital strategy and foreign policy professional, with over 10 years providing advisory on strategic digital change. As the Founder and Director of Digital Mindfulness and Semantica Research, Lawrence focuses on increasing the capacities of companies to implement digital strategy across major transformation programmes by promoting new ways of working and collaboration in an age of digital distraction and information overload.
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