Interaction Methods for Improving Security Awareness on Mobile Devices

Current mobile devices are becoming the primary means of accessing information services for a significant part of the world population, and many of the services are or will become security-critical. In addition to mobile payment, ticketing, and physical access control applications, we expect virtual identity documents (passports, driving licenses, etc.), personal medical data processing, and industrial control to move towards integration into...

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Use of AUToMAte Software in SOCIALCARE Project

The software framework for automated usability testing of mobile applications, which is being developed in the AUToMAte project, will be used in the EU-project SOCIALCARE. This project aims to support and promote social innovation processes of citizen empowerment using innovative technological solutions including state-of-the-art mobile devices and body sensors. The framework will be used to support our project partners in user testing of...

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First Phase of the AUToMAte Project Successfully Completed

We are happy to announce that the first phase of the AUToMAte project, which started in June 2013 and ended in May 2015, has successfully been completed! All project goals have been met according to the funding guidelines of the Austria Research Promotion Agency (FFG) in the Cooperation and Innovation programme (COIN “Aufbau”). One of the goals in the first project phase was to acquire benchmark projects with a total sum of at least 10% of the...

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Two New “FFG benefit” Projects Accepted

We are partners in two new projects that are funded by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) in the “benefit” programme. The core theme of this year’s call was demographic change. The first project, InterPlayces – Intergenerational Co-located Play for Old and Young, starts in January 2016 and has a duration of 24 months. The project introduces an approach for conceptualizing and creating intergenerational game and...

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InterPlayces – Intergenerational Co-located Play for Old and Young

The project InterPlayces introduces an approach for conceptualizing and creating intergenerational game and interaction designs for the older and younger generation via a co-located playground. With these playful artefacts the social and emotional well-being, as well as the bond between young and old are fostered. Games and playful mechanics are utilized to initialize and strengthen the knowledge transfer and exchange between the generations....

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