SciNaPPS Seminar: Positive Computing: How can technology support wellbeing?

16 November 2012

SciNaPPS - Science, Neurology, and Psychiatry/Psychology Seminars - presents this free seminar on Positive Computing: How can technology support wellbeing?

Presented by A/Prof Rafael A. Calvo
School of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of Sydney

ABSTRACT: As computers are gradually embedded into all the life experiences that shape us, isn't it our responsibility to expect more from the way they impact our lives? This seminar will present an interdisciplinary approach to developing technology that positively influences wellbeing, in its broader sense. Our work includes new forms of e-therapy interventions as well as strategies for including wellbeing considerations into the design of all software applications. I will cover new evidence of the multiple ways in which technology is changing the way we feel, think and behave. The literature on wellbeing coming from psychologists and educational researchers is then used to describe a framework for developing digital experiences that support wellbeing.

Time: 3.30pm - 4.30pm

Location: Level 5 Lecture Theatre, 94 Mallet St, Camperdown.

Cost: Free

Contact: Wayne Reid

Phone: (02) 9114 4006

Email: 2f2d363c325c1d0e5c170c35371739562e6d2f223c68504d

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