Digital technologies have entered our everyday lives at an unparalleled pace and scale and now permeate virtually all areas of life: for example, how we read and understand our personal and health-related data, how we interact with digitised systems in our working world, how we interact with digitised everyday objects or how we act in an increasingly digitised state.
These radical personal and societal changes bring many new challenges but also new opportunities. Personal, innovative and everyday pervasive technologies offer the chance to bring all people and the whole society along and to promote them in the digital transformation. To achieve this, numerous socially and technologically relevant challenges must be mastered.
Digital rights must be designed in such an interactive way that all citizens can deal with their own data in a sovereign and transparent manner. Social, ethical and ecological hurdles must be identified and removed. Everyday digital interactions and interventions need to be understood and accepted by users to support healthy and sustainable living. This requires a deeper understanding of the complex relationship between everyday behaviour, technologies, environment and society.