In the emerging hyper-connected era, people and appliances are online all the time. In this project we address this era.We focus on how work, private life, civic engagement, creativity and innovation are increasingly conducted in networks comprising of humans and machines. We term such networks “human-machine networks”, where network reflects a higher abstraction level than the technical system or machine.
In the HUMANE project, we are developing a typology of human-machine networks and a method for its use. The aim of the HUMANE typology and method is to aid system designers develop new and successful systems in order to improve both public and private services. In order to achieve this, HUMANE is collaborating with related Research and Innovation (R&I) projects, which provide uses cases for developing and validating the HUMANE typology and method.