As a general rule of thumb, while picking tools it is important to first think about what is a technology’s opportunity for influence, how will it help panelists in their decision making process, what needs to be decided, and what the appropriate scope of discussion is. (Source.)

“Five A’s of Technology Access” 

Availability – to whom is the technology (un)available 
Affordability – to whom is the technology (un)affordable
Awareness – who is (un)aware of the technology
Abilities – who has the digital literacies to use the technology 
Agency – who has the self efficacy to use the technology 


– Open-source?

– Minimum privacy standards

– Minimum reliability standards

– Cost

-What is prohibitively expensive?

-Usability and Interface

-Can it help participants wrestle with the tradeoffs within the topic 

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