Autonomy in technology design

RA Calvo, D Peters, D Johnson, Yvonne Rogers
in Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings, Journal article


Issues of autonomy impact motivation, the user experience and even psychological wellbeing, yet many questions surrounding design for autonomy remain unanswered. This workshop will explore theory, issues and design strategies related to autonomy drawing on theoretical frameworks available in psychology and looking at autonomy from multiple levels. These include user autonomy within the context of software environments, technologies that increase autonomy in daily life, and how technologies might foster autonomy as a component of psychological development.