UX AND ETHNOGRAPHY
Advances in AI and robotic technologies have allowed us to start moving robots from controlled industrial environments to public spaces and our daily lives. They have the potential to improve our quality of life, taking over new cognitive and physical tasks. However, creating autonomous agents to coexist and interact with non-expert users in uncontrolled environments presents a series of challenges that remain to be explored.
We study people and their contexts to propose future products and services that leverage the latest AI and robotics technologies. We currently focus on designing robots that can adapt and successfully coexist and collaborate with people to support and enhance their daily activities.
Our team is an interdisciplinary mix of experts, including ethnographers with a strong ethnomethodological orientation, HCI/HRI researchers, UX researchers and designers, and computer scientists. We contribute to the development of NAVER LABS’ innovative products and services while actively participating in the scientific community.
|Shreepriya Shreepriya, Jutta Willamowski, Cécile Boulard|
|Human-Machine Partnerships in the Future of Work workshop. Workshop online in conjunction with ACM conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW), 23 October, 2021.|
Ethical design of a robot platform for disabled employees: some practical methodological considerations
|Tommaso Colombino, Danilo Gallo, Shreepriya, Yesook Im, Seijin Cha|
|Front. Robot. AI, 19 August 2021 | https://doi.org/10.3389/frobt.2021.643160|
|Danilo Gallo, Jutta Willamowski, Yada Wisatekaew, Adrien Bruyat, Antonietta Grasso|
|22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (Mobile HCI 2020), 5-8 October, 2020|
|Sruthi Viswanathan, Bernard Omidvar-Tehrani, Adrien Bruyat, Frédéric Roulland, Antonietta Grasso|
|ACM conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS), Eindhoven, Netherlands, 6-11 July, 2020|
|Sruthi Viswanathan, Fabien Guillot, Antonietta Grasso|
|International Conference on Conversational User Interfaces (CUI) 2020 (online event), 22-24 July, 2020|
|Danilo Gallo, Shreepriya Shreepriya, Jutta Willamowski|
|Computer Human Interaction conference (CHI), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 25 April-1 May, 2020|
The Impact of Organizational Properties on the Design of Robotic Support for Employees with Disabilities
|Danilo Gallo, Shreepriya Shreepriya, Tommaso Colombino|
|ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) 2020 (virtual event), Pages 166–168, Cambridge, UK|
Recent Blog articles
Running into the unknown with RunAhead
As outdoor sport enthusiasts and scientists, we asked ourselves the question: How can we help runners find pleasant itineraries that match their personal preferences, and then smoothly guide them along these routes?
Ambient Wanderer: mobile technology design to help explore new cities
With Ambient Wanderer, we aim to inform the design of systems that can meet the requirements of on-the-go users looking to discover relevant points of interest, and to demonstrate the benefits of using a hybrid Wizard of Oz approach to investigate POI recommender systems.
Blog article by Sruthi Viswanathan