Research Project

What data do frequent Facebook users want to share with the algorithm to have the desired level of control over their newsfeed?

Controlling the Facebook algorithm

This research project concerns the question of what data Facebook users are willing to share with the system to generate their news feed. To gather this information, I designed an interactive installation to conduct this research. Upon completion, this project resulted in a TEI publication and a second research and design iteration conducted at Dutch Design Week (DDW) in 2022.

Personal development

During this project, I developed new skills in researching from a design perspective by using an installation. I developed new skills in different research methods and by asking the right critical questions during the process. Doing research with an installation as a tool was an inspiring way to gain knowledge and helped shape my personal development plan, resulting in projects with intersecting interests.