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Would you like to teach a cell phone about the best times to interrupt you? Stay in an apartment-laboratory for two weeks? Have a portable kit of sensing devices record your everyday activities in your own home? Give feedback about ideas for health, learning, and design technologies?
We are excited to have the opportunity to work with and learn from people in the community through our interview and experimental studies. Individuals from a variety of backgrounds have helped us to design for the complexity of everyday life.
Our studies adhere to the guidelines established by the MIT Committee on Use of Humans as Experimental Subjects , which promotes ethical interaction with study participants.
Current and Upcoming
Studies and Volunteer Opportunities
(last updated 12/06/06)
If you are interested in or would like to know more about studies and volunteer opportunities at MIT House_n, please contact Jennifer at email@example.com or (617) 452-5679.
Teach MIT Researchers about Your Everyday Life
Ever get the feeling that today's technologies and homes are not designed for you and the way you live? Help MIT researchers design better technologies and homes (with fewer frustrations!) by sharing your everyday experiences.
Live in a comfortable one-bedroom apartment for 10 days. Researchers will capture your activities and experiences and apply lessons-learned to developing technologies for better health and living.
**UPDATE: We are on a "study hiatus" through the holidays and won't begin scheduling studies at our live-in lab until 2007. If you are interested in participating in the future and are not on our mailing list, please contact us.
Help MIT researchers test home technologies
We need volunteers to try out and give feedback on new technologies. No travel is necessary, as the study takes place in your own home. With your help, we will test out technologies for the home that are responsive to your activities.
If you live in an apartment or house within the Greater Boston area and would be willing to have simple motion sensors temporarily installed in your home, you may qualify to participate.
**UPDATE: We are on a "study hiatus" through the holidays and won't begin scheduling home technology studies until 2007. If you are interested in participating in the future and are not on our mailing list, please contact us.
We would like to thank all of our volunteers and study participants.
In addition to contributing to ongoing House_n research, you have informed multiple theses, including those of former masters students Ling Bao, Jennifer Beaudin, Joyce Ho, Pallavi Kaushik, Tyson Lawrence, Emmanuel Munguia Tapia, Jason Nawyn, Giles Phillips, Randy Rockinson, and John Rondoni.
If you have participated in a study and would like to learn more or find out how to continue to be involved in House_n research, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org . We have recently put together the second issue of n_sider, our newsletter for House_n volunteers - please send us a note if you would like to receive a copy by email or snail mail.
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