Anton Fedosov's research while affiliated with University of Zurich and other places

Publications (42)

Technical Report
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In this position paper, we have used Alan Cooper’s persona technique to illustrate the utility of audio- and video-based AAL technologies. Therefore, two primary examples of potential audio- and video-based AAL users, Anna and Irakli, serve as reference points for describing salient ethical, legal and social challenges related to use of AAL. These...
Technical Report
This publication is based upon work from COST Action GoodBrother – Network on Privacy-Aware Audioand Video-Based Applications for Active and Assisted Living, supported by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology).
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While scalability and growth are key concerns for mainstream, venture-backed digital platforms, local and location-oriented collaborative economies are diverse in their approaches to evolving and achieving social change. Their aims and tactics differ when it comes to broadening their activities across contexts, spreading their concept, or seeking t...
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In this position paper, we have used Alan Cooper's persona technique to illustrate the utility of audio- and video-based AAL technologies. Therefore, two primary examples of potential audio- and video-based AAL users, Anna and Irakli, serve as reference points for describing salient ethical, legal and social challenges related to use of AAL. These...
Technical Report
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Ambient assisted living (AAL) technologies are increasingly presented and sold as essential smart additions to daily life and home environments that will radically transform the healthcare and wellness markets of the future. An ethical approach and a thorough understanding of all ethics in surveillance/monitoring architectures are therefore pressin...
Technical Report
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Ambient assisted living (AAL) technologies are increasingly presented and sold as essential smart additions to daily life and home environments that will radically transform the healthcare and wellness markets of the future. An ethical approach and a thorough understanding of all ethics in surveillance/monitoring architectures are therefore pressin...
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While scalability and growth are key concerns for mainstream, venture-backed digital platforms, local and location-oriented collaborative economies are diverse in their approaches to evolving and achieving social change. Their aims and tactics differ when it comes to broadening their activities across contexts, spreading their concept, or seeking t...
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The book titled The Collaborative Economy in Action: European Perspectives is one of the important outcomes of the COST Action CA16121, From Sharing to Caring: Examining the Socio-Technical Aspects of the Collaborative Economy (short name: Sharing and Caring; sharingandcaring.eu) that was active between March 2017 and September 2021. The Action was...
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The increased popularity of UX design practices in the industry led to the creation of more usable, useful, and enjoyable digital products and services. Nonetheless, the scope of the UX efforts generally concerns a single product or project under development. In this workshop, we call for the shift beyond a single product paradigm towards a more ec...
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Many non-profit peer-to-peer exchange arrangements and profit-driven, multi-sided online marketplaces leverage underutilized resources, such as tools, to optimize their use to capacity. They often rely on a digital platform in pursuit of their social aspirations and/or economic objectives. We report on a field study of a local sharing community tha...
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Emerging studies of local cooperatives, their sharing practices, and the use of platforms for cooperation call for specific designs and design guidelines to support the endurance and growth of a community-oriented collaborative economy. These efforts also indicate that design has the potential to shape cooperative engagements. However, to-date, onl...
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Many non-profit resource sharing organizations and collectives (e.g., libraries of things) and local peer-to-peer exchange initiatives leverage underutilized personal resources, such as household tools, to optimize their use. These local sharing initiatives and arrangements often suffer from challenges of continued participation, visibility of memb...
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Recent work on sharing and cooperativism has helped widen our understanding of the emerging systems for exchanges, interactions, and relationships beyond mainstream economic models, in particular through studying local cooperatives and their sharing practices across various domains. These efforts also indicate that design has the potential to shape...
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Online social networks have made sharing personal experiences with others mostly in form of photos and comments a common activity. The convergenceof social, mobile, cloud and wearable computing expanded the scope of usergeneratedand shared content on the net from personal media to individual preferencesto physiological details (e.g., in the form of...
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Online social networks have made sharing personal experiences with others – mostly in the form of photos and comments – a common activity. The convergence of social, mobile, cloud and wearable computing has expanded the scope of user-generated and shared content on the net from personal media to individual preferences to physiological details (e.g....
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Sharing economy services have become increasingly popular. In addition to various well-known for-profit activities in this space (e.g., ride and apartment sharing), many community groups and non-profit organizations offer collections of shared things (e.g., books, tools) that explicitly aim to benefit local communities. We expect that both non-prof...
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Collaborative movie viewing with the loved ones increases connectedness and social bonds within family members and friends. Furthermore, with the rapid adoption of personal mobile devices, people often engage in this activity being geographically separated. However, conveying our feelings and emotions about a recently watched movie or a video clip...
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If social, economic and environmental sustainability are linked, then support for the increasing number of non-profit groups and member-owned organizations offering what Trebor Scholz has called "platform cooperativism" [17] has never been more important. Together, these organizations not only tackle issues their members identify in the world of wo...
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Sharing personal digital information online has been a common activity for many years. However, the recent rise of sharing economy services has since expanded the set of "things" one can share. How does the sharing of such physical artifacts differ from "traditional" sharing practices of photos and status updates? This paper attempts to consolidate...
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Networked digital sharing economy services enable the effective and efficient sharing of vehicles, housing, and everyday objects. However, contemporary online sharing platforms face several challenges related to the establishment of trust among peers, as well difficulties to deal with the growing number of intermediaries (e.g., payment, insurance)...
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Today's sensor-rich mobile and wearable devices allow us to seamlessly capture an increasing amount of our daily experiences in digital format. This process can support human memory by producing "memory cues", e.g., an image or a sound that can help trigger our memories of a past event. However, first-person captures such as those coming from weara...
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An increasing number of non-profit groups and organizations have formed "libraries" of shared things to leverage the collaborative use of underutilized resources (e.g., power tools) for the benefit of local communities. Their key challenges are the transience and anonymity of their members, and how to nurture creative interactions among them. We de...
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The growing popularity of winter sports, as well as the trend towards high speed carving skis, have increased the risk of accidents on today's ski slopes. While many skiers now wear ski helmets, their bulk might in turn lower skiers' ability to sense their surroundings, potentially leading to dangerous situations. In this paper, we describe our "Sm...
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Online social networks have made sharing photos and other digital content a common activity. Recently, a range of novel online services and connected devices have expanded the set of "things" to share-ranging from new types of digital content like music preferences and workout data to physical things like household items ("sharing economy"). To und...
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We propose to design playful solutions to help young people better understand the consequences of their use of language in a community of peers. Our system, CARE, will analyse the content of their messages and extract the emotions they are charged with, both in terms of strength (arousal) and valence (negative or positive). Their effects will be tr...
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While outdoor sport activities keep gaining popularity as part of a global trend to maintain a healthier lifestyle, current technology offers limited support for activity-specific needs. Therefore, a greater understanding of information sharing behaviours is necessary in order to build comprehensive, socially-embedded sports applications. To this p...
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Winter sports like skiing and snowboarding are often group activities. Groups of skiers and snowboarders traditionally use paper maps or board-mounted larger-scale maps near ski lifts to aid decision making: which slope to take next, where to have lunch, or what hazards to avoid when going off-piste. To enrich those static maps with personal conten...
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Interactive tabletops or projections became widely utilized in schools, museum exhibitions or conference rooms to teach and illustrate dynamic artifacts or support talks. In such scenarios, all observers, such as pupils and teachers, will perceive the same information even if they hold different positions and could benefit from an adapted and perso...
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Today's mobile app economy has greatly expanded the types of " things " people can share – spanning from new types of digital content like physiological data (e.g., workouts) to physical things like apartments and work tools (" sharing economy "). To understand whether mobile platforms provide adequate support for such novel sharing services, we su...
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Online social networks have made the sharing of personal experiences with others -- mostly in form of photos and comments -- a common activity. At the same time, an ever increasing number of dedicated sport tracking apps on our smartphones allow us to record statistical and biometric parameters from our workouts and, subsequently, share them with f...
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Winter sports like skiing and snowboarding are often group activities. Groups of skiers and snowboarders traditionally use folded paper maps or board-mounted larger-scale maps near ski lifts to aid decision making: which slope to take next, where to have lunch, or what hazards to avoid when going off-piste. To enrich those static maps with personal...
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The growing popularity of winter sports, as well as the trend towards high speed carving skies, have increased the risk of accidents on today's ski slopes. While many skiers now wear ski helmets, their bulk might in turn lower a skier's ability to sense their surroundings, potentially leading to dangerous situations. In this demo paper, we describe...
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Today, a wide variety of technologies and devices are available for skiers. Those gadgets perform a number of tasks to improve the overall skiing experience, such as collecting personal performance data, recording memorable moments, or assisting in communication with group members. In this position paper we outline our empirical findings from unstr...
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The availability of contextually relevant information is often safety-critical while practicing extreme outdoor sports. Off-piste skiing is not an exception. This activity requires group communication and information sharing before, during, and after each descent. We are reporting on the results of an exploratory research study that we conducted wi...
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Contemporary psychology theory emphasizes that people are more likely to achieve planned behavior if they are reminded of previous good experiences of that behavior. In this position paper we describe the results of a pilot study exploring the experimental in-the-wild validation of these findings in the context of run exercises. Based on today's te...

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... The results of the focus group interviews and participant observations are intended to contribute to the evaluation and improvement of the use cases presented. Furthermore, they should provide information on which additional ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI), (Ake-Kob et al., 2021) need to be considered in the further development phase. Purpose Caring for an increasing number of older people in their own homes will continue to gain in importance in Germany and Europe in the next years. ...
... Moreover, the report allowed non-technical readers to gather an overview of the main components of an AAL system, and the ways they function and interact with the end-users [183]. The description of the main components of AAL systems and their applications has been also included in a white paper on the "State of the art on ethical, legal, and social issues linked to audio-and video-based AAL solutions" [108]. With the collaboration of four leading firms in the building industry, this project aims at establishing a set of best practices for the design and management of residential buildings through their entire life cycle, from the initial idea to decommissioning and disposal. ...
... Let us consider two examples where the use of artefacts (e.g., online documentation of best practices) is central to how initiatives move beyond their original context: Pumpipumpe 3 is a volunteerdriven sharing community that promotes the co-use and re-use of under-utilised household assets (e.g., bikes, tools, sports gear), while encouraging face-to-face encounters among neighbors [17,18]. To start sharing items with the community, one is required to order a set of tool stickers that can be affixed to a mailbox to signal what a household is willing to share. ...
... This is a commitment to understand the long-term, even if piecemeal, impact of design interventions for more sustainable living. Resonating with other work [27], this point emphasises the importance of considering small-scale interrelated projects in addressing global sustainability challenges, and the scale of effects [29] in inter-connecting stewardship actions; not merely by replicating specific interventions, but by considering what processes travel, and how they can mobilise different, yet related, initiatives (see, for instance [48]). ...
... From a societal point of view and at the macro level, displacement of jobs would appear, a priori, to throw less morally extensive questions than complete removal of jobs. A prior only, because new jobs are likely to throw questions already seen in recent years with the digital economy regarding the social status, protection of workers, and adequate compensation of workers (Bucher et al. 2021;Halvorsen et al. 2021;Hanschke and Hanschke 2021). ...
... On the other hand, the mobile games should have several distinguishable elements about narrative, visual identity, media, content, and graphics that would reflect local context and heritage. Therefore, the design of the user experience should be transferable across all three mobile games [47]. The three mobile apps have similar mobile app names to reflect that they are part of the same project but concern different islands. ...
... Let us consider two examples where the use of artefacts (e.g., online documentation of best practices) is central to how initiatives move beyond their original context: Pumpipumpe 3 is a volunteerdriven sharing community that promotes the co-use and re-use of under-utilised household assets (e.g., bikes, tools, sports gear), while encouraging face-to-face encounters among neighbors [17,18]. To start sharing items with the community, one is required to order a set of tool stickers that can be affixed to a mailbox to signal what a household is willing to share. ...
... We prepared boards with three main activities: (1) Onboarding, (2) Deconstructing a platform, and (3) Towards Design Justice (Figure 13.1). For the details of the workshop's schedule, see Subasi et al. (2020), and the corresponding website 3 for the accepted position papers. Below we briefly outline the three hands-on activities on Miro. ...
... As an alternative, sharing systems and digital services with a community orientation hold a promise to incorporate new ideas beyond existing financial and monetary platforms, such as creating micro-enterprises and collaborative currencies , activating local neighbourhoods (Fedosov et al., 2021a) and fostering community resilience . There has been a significant amount of prior research in media and communication scholarship (e.g., John, 2017;Kennedy, 2016) as well as in (social) computing research (e.g., Fedosov, 2020) around the alternative versions of sharing beyond just repurposing idle capacities. The key factors to the idealised social perspectives of the sharing (economy) services lie in their relation to human's reciprocal capacity as untapped resources (John, 2017), and their potential for social change (Bellotti et al., 2014). ...
... In addition to the stickers, what transfers in the case of Pumpipumpe is the concept of sharing [23,24], including related practices that may take various forms [16], the associated neighborly values of participation, openness, solidarity, and social support, as well as ambitions for changing peoples' unsustainable consumption patterns. However, while the organisation aspires to spread its activities, there are significant difficulties in doing so beyond the microcosms of particularly active individuals and neighborhoods. ...