Materials are via Andrew Campbell, Director of User Research, Mutual Mobile for presentation at South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival 2014.
The smartphone has changed every element of research over the past few years – from the way consumers want to respond to inquiries (some 40% of research surveys are opened and completed on a mobile device) to the tools available to collect data and feedback to form research. However, it is the passive data that is being collected from the smartphone that is causing the most confusion, and frankly blurred legal lines, when it comes to the altered landscape of research. Is that data fair game? Or does the consumer own it? If mining passive data results in a better user experience, does it matter? Does the good outweigh the questionable?