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New publications by SMIT researchers (June 2023 – September 2023)

Between June 2023 and September 2023, imec-SMIT, VUB researchers have published several scientific articles. Read here the summary of these articles.


International Communication Gazette

Catalina Iordache, Jan Loisen and Leo Van Audenhove wrote the article titled ‘Integrating discoverability and prominence in video-on-demand consumption choices. A qualitative user study in Belgium.’ for the International Communication Gazette. This article aims to integrate debates on discoverability and prominence within wider research on video-on-demand consumption. It does so by widening the existing focus on the strategies deployed by video-on-demand services to capture users’ contexts and actions in the consumption decision-making process.


Social Inclusion

In this article ‘Catching the Digital Train on Time: Older Adults, Continuity, and Digital Inclusion.’ of Cora van Leeuwen, An Jacobs and Ilse Mariën in Social Inclusion 76 older adults with different patterns of digital technology use were asked how they experience and perceive the role of digital technology in the context of their ageing.


Weizenbaum Journal of the Digital Society

The article entitled ‘Algorithmic Governmentality, Digital Sovereignity, and Agency Affordances’ of Ana Pop Stefanija and Jo Pierson for the Weizenbaum Journal of the Digital Society discusses the requirements for the digital sovereignty of individuals and the socio-technical conditions that should enable that sovereignty.


Proceedings of the 2023 ACM International Conference on Interactive Media Experiences

Iris Jennis, Elias Blanckaert and Wendy Van den Broeck wrote the article ‘Immersion or Disruption?: Readers’ Evaluation of and Requirements for (3D-)audio as a Tool to Support Immersion in Digital Reading Practices.’ for the 2023 ACM International Conference on Interactive Media Experiences. This article aims to contribute to the understanding of how readers experience immersion in digital reading experiences, more specifically with digital reading supported by (3D-)audio tracks.


Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies

Desiree Cranfield, Isabella Venter and André Daniels wrote the article ‘Using ChatGPT to investigate trends in digital storytelling and knowledge sharing in higher education’ for the 15th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies. The researchers posed several questions to the chatbot, to find literature published in the period 2020-2023, regarding digital storytelling, digital culture, digital affinity, and its affordances for knowledge sharing in higher education. The researchers used Bloom’s Taxonomy aligned with SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, Redefinition) as a framework to identify current trends and to select and synthesize research published both on digital storytelling and knowledge sharing within higher education. The tool, ChatGPT, was used as the substitution technology tool for the redefinition and innovation of the research process.


Proceedings of the OpenLivingLab Days Conference 2023

Aline Duelen, Wendy Van den Broeck, Iris Jennes, Sissel Fibecker Ladegaard, Marie Hoff and Nicklas Bang Bådum wrote the article ‘AI to Fight Disinformation: a Living Lab Approach’ for the OpenLivingLab Days Conference 2023. In the paper, the authors share the findings and results of the Horizon Europe project ‘anonymised’, where an AI-based engine will be developed to counter disinformation by encouraging citizens’ critical thinking processes. The article presents the findings and results of the first phase of the Living Lab approach within the co-creation process and covers the expected outcomes of the other two phases.


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