About the YUTPA framework

Different presence configurations offer specific choices and trade-offs for establishing trust. In the dissertation 'Presence and the Design of Trust' the initial dimensions of the YUTPA framework were identified. Further research, which is presented on this site, identified distinct factors in each dimension. To this research experts, academic and artists contributed.

In the dissertation "Presence and the design of Trust" the YUTPA framework is first formulated for understanding and designing human experience in the era of ubiquitous technology. Not only the experience of time and place is changed by information and communication technologies, also how we relate to others and what possibilities to act are available, is affected by technology. Also in the dissertation it is concluded that witnessing is fundamental to human social structures and that technology affects how one is witness to the other.

In 2008 and 2009 twenty two interviews with experts took place exploring how technology affects how people are witness to each other. In the special issue Witnessed Presence of AI & Society, Journal for Knowledge, Culture and Communication, 11 academics of different disciplines elaborated on the process of witnessing. In the book "Witnessing You, on Trust and Truth in a Networked World" artistic research of 13 artists was presented, who all worked with the question "What happens if one is witness to another?". All interviews, academic papers and artistic research contributions are published in this site. As result of this research the YUTPA framework is further developed and factors of significance in each dimension are formulated.

The YUTPA framework is a tool for analyses and for design. It is a talking tool that allows to give subjective values to different factors enabling conversation between stakeholders. As such it can function as a 'boundary object' as Science, Technology and Society scholars could frame it. It helps to be more aware of specific solution spaces for design, as that it helps to make analyses ore precise about why trust is or is not established in specific contexts.

Both linear and associative views on the gathered evidence are facilitated on this site. Through keyword matching all contributions on this site concerning the different factors in time, place, relation and action are generated in the sections here under.

Different graphical representations of the YUTPA Framework are developed with the Office of CC in Amsterdam.