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The Emerging Requirement for Digital Addiction Labels.

Ali, R., Jiang, N., Phalp, K. T., Muir, S. and McAlaney, J., 2015. The Emerging Requirement for Digital Addiction Labels. In: The 20th International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality (REFSQ 2015), 23--26 March 2015, Essen, Germany..

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[Context & motivation] Digital Addiction, e.g. to social networks sites and games, is becoming a public interest issue which has a variety of so- cio-economic effects. Recent studies have shown correlation between Digital Addiction and certain negative consequences such as depression, reduced crea- tivity and productivity, lack of sleep and disconnection from reality. Other re- search showed that Digital Addiction has withdrawal symptoms similar to those found in drug, tobacco, and alcohol addiction. [Question/problem] While in- dustries like tobacco and alcohol are required by certain laws to have a label to raise awareness of the potential consequences of the use, we still do not have the same for addictive software. [Principal ideas/results] In this study, we ad- vocate the need for Digital Addiction labels as an emerging ethical and profes- sional requirement. We investigate the design of such labels from a user’s per- spective through an empirical study, following a mixed-methods approach, and report on the results. [Contribution] Our ultimate goal is to introduce the need for labelling to both researchers and developers and provide a checklist of ques- tions to consider when handling this non-functional requirement.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Digital Addiction, Ethical and Professional Requirements, NFR
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:21891
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:27 Apr 2015 15:04
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 13:51


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