Faculty Aim to Design Tomorrow’s Workstation for Today’s Workforce

Published: April 17, 2019
Category: News

To examine social aspects of human–machine interaction, Becerik-Gerber and Roll are collaborating with Gale Lucas, PhD, research assistant professor of computer science at USC Viterbi and the USC Institute for Creative Technologies. The team currently is collecting focus group input about how the workstation should offer prompts, including the degree of automation users are comfortable conceding. If the desk senses that a user is positioned in such a way that might trigger back pain, should it make automatic adjustments with the user’s health in mind? Or will people prefer having the final say over their workstations?

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