Recruiting participants

We are now recruiting participants in the South East of England for our first study – please take a look at the advert below and see whether you or someone you know could take part.

Do you have a ‘smart’ technology in your home? Perhaps you weren’t the one who installed it and/or don’t consider yourself an advanced user?

We are looking for people who have one or more devices such as smart thermostats (e.g. Nest or Hive), voice user interfaces (e.g. Alexa or Google Home), smart plugs, motion sensors or automated security systems in their homes. We are working on the design of a new tool that is intended to make it easier to get smart home technologies to do what you want, so we particularly want to speak to people who don’t see themselves as technology experts.

As part of a University of Sussex research project, we would like to come and interview people in their homes. The interview would take around 1 hour, and would involve us asking questions about your current use of technology, and possible future requirements. We’d also like you to try out a prototype voice user interface and would ask for your feedback on the experience to help us improve our design.

Two University of Sussex researchers would visit your home to carry out the interview, and we would pay you £10 to thank you for giving up your time.

If you are interested in finding out more, please email

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