This app has been developed by researchers at the University of Bedfordshire, as part of ongoing research investigating how our everyday context (environment, phone use and personal feelings) affects our behaviour towards mobile information.
The App, Situational Decision Involvement (SiDi), collects data from your phone’s microphone and accelerometer as part of a research project into basic situational data. Together with this a questionnaire is used to capture user feelings and level of product involvement. This data is used to assess user decision processes within different user situations.
Using the App: Please note that the more times you complete the questionnaire the better chance the project has of success. Please don't uninstall the app straight after completing the questionnaire as it take a couple of minutes before it uploads to the secure server.
Please note the following:
* The accelerometer is used to capture phone movement which can be interpreted as level of user activity
* The microphone is used to capture sound levels which are interpreted as distractions, please note recordings are not listened to
* Machine learning algorithms are used to determine levels of both user activity and environment distractions. These processes are completed on the phone and raw data is not saved on the system or remote server
Why is the microphone used? The microphone regularly records for one minute the background sound an algorithm then determines the level of distractions.
What does the accelerometer do? This just measures the phone’s xyz movement and an algorithm is used determines the level of 'basic' activity.
How does the completed questionnaire get to the server? The app will upload the files automatically. If you un-install before uploading of files is completed your data will be lost so please check the process is complete before doing so by going to the main screen. If there are still files to upload you will be prompted.
For further information please contact: Mark.Hooper@beds.ac.uk
Your Privacy: Though the application requires permissions to your phone's sensors it does not record, monitor or store any personally identifiable information. Data that we do send to our secure server (i.e. questionnaire) is encrypted beforehand and is then only accessible to our research team explicitly working on this project.
Any data this app collects will remain private and will be encrypted and securely stored. You have the right to opt out of this research at any time by un-installing the application. You have the right to access any information related to you and request for any part of that data to be removed.