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Participate in our research studies! Your involvement can shape the future of technologies that support aging.

TAGlab studies that are currently recruiting participants will be listed below. Check back regularly for new listings.


Older Adults’ Alexa Usage

Researchers at TAGlab at the University of Toronto are studying seniors’ Alexa logs for usage patterns. We are looking for 60+ year old participants who are interested in sharing your Alexa history logs (as text transcripts) with the researchers for analysis (any sensitive logs can be excluded), and completing a questionnaire about your relationship with Alexa devices. This questionnaire will take about 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Participants will be compensated $20 CAD in the form of an email transfer or an electronic gift card from the following merchants: Walmart, Amazon, Best Buy, Apple, Microsoft, or President’s Choice

Recruiting until August 30, 2021.

For more information, send an email to: participate@taglab.ca
Please include in the email the name of the study. If you would like to participate, please include your name, age, and the country you are currently located in.


Older Adults’ Perceptions of Smartspeakers

Researchers at TAGlab at the University of Toronto are studying how to design senior-friendly smartspeaker technologies. We are looking for participants for online interviews to chat about smartspeakers and to try one out in the comfort of their own home. Participants must have a tablet or a touchscreen computer with internet access and will be compensated $30 CAD and an Amazon Alexa Echo Dot (valued approx. $60 CAD).

Recruiting until August 30, 2021.

Click here to learn more and register:
https://www.honeybeehub.io/study/2OfNl2axfD


Storytelling from Digital Picture Displays

Researchers at TAGlab at the University of Toronto are researching how digital pictures can help people to tell stories about places you’d like to visit, places you have visited, or to tell stories from your past. We are looking for participants for a one hour phone and online interview. Participants must have a tablet or a touchscreen computer with internet access and will be compensated $20 CAD.

Recruiting until September 4, 2020.

Click here to learn more and register:
https://www.honeybeehub.io/study/K0Fcds_OI


Older Couple Searching Online Together

Researchers at the TAGlab are researching how older couples (60+ years of age) search online together. If you and your spouse often search online together or discuss what you find online, we’d love to hear from you. You’ll receive a $60 CAD worth of Amazon gift card for a 1-hr remote interview.

Recruiting until August 30, 2020.

Click here to learn more and register:
https://www.honeybeehub.io/study/f9cB56TVhM


Exploring Designers’ Perceptions of Web Accessibility and Senior-friendly Design

Researchers at the TAGlab are researching designers’ perceptions of accessibility and usability when designing digital products for seniors. If you are a UX/UI/Product Designer, we’d love to hear from you. You’ll receive a $10 Amazon gift card for a 15-min online survey.

Recruiting until September 5, 2020.

Click here to learn more and register:
https://www.honeybeehub.io/study/tUhPnC1CUe