Technology, your daily companion and more if only you let it

Tomorrow, contrary to initial plans, only brought more delays. I had planned to do more but wasn’t able to for one reason or another. I ended up spending more time on one task than I should have.

Now, many tasks are behind schedule and the approaching deadline is a bit too soon. If only there was a system to track and remind us of our own plans which we sometimes fail to meet! Sound familiar? A trivial example, perhaps but a pointer to the most basic of problems that technology can help us to address if only it is …

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Doctoral Defence

During my doctoral studies, I attended a few PhD defences. In the period closer to my defence, I made notes of the important points/questions raised whenever I attended any defence. Some opponents concentrate on the methodological approach and the rationale for the overall study, whereas others focus on the definition of terms and the practical implications of the research or a bit of both. As our group’s research focuses on persuasive systems design and behaviour change, the opponent during one of my colleague’s defence, asked for an actual situation where an application could change behaviour. This was …

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