Digital Wellbeing (SubProject#3) (HBKU College of Science and Engineering (CSE), Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC), Sidra Medicine (SIDRA), Bournemouth University (BU)), we investigate the notion of digital wellbeing and the role of culture and digital design in both triggering concerns related to it and mediating solutions. We will also propose socio-technical solutions to enhance digital well-being using social expectations setting and psychological inoculation theory.
In this project, we will look at the meaning of healthy online interaction, including screen time, social interaction, peer expectations and norms, and what interventions can keep technology exposure at healthy levels. Digital wellbeing shall be inclusive of the varying characteristics in culture and personality. Hence, its meaning and tools can differ. Our approach will concern the case of Qatari society as a case study.
To identify the concept of digital wellbeing and healthy digital usage within the Arab socio-cultural context. We will also identify the role of social media designs in triggering issues and facilitating digital wellbeing solutions.
To research and develop socio-technical intervention methods towards protecting against digital welling threats that are resulted from social and peer pressure within Arab culture, taking social media as an example.
To utilize principles from the Inoculation Theory to devise effective and economical solutions for increasing balance in using technology.
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