Earn $750: Participate in research study on digital sensing, job performance

Researchers at the CU Boulder Institute of Cognitive Science are looking for interested people to participate in Project Tesserae, a groundbreaking new study that will explore how recent advances in digital sensing can help us better understand workplace performance in the modern, digital age.   

Who can participate?

In order to participate, you must work full-time in a cognitively demanding job (programmer, engineer, marketing, management) or work with individuals in such roles. Note we are looking for participants who have more structured workplace environments, so we are not seeking faculty, students and postdoctoral researchers. 

What do I need to do?

The study will run for approximately one year (March 2019), during which you will be:

  • Wearing a health sensor on your wrist (Garmin vivoSmart).
  • Running a lightweight app on your smartphone.
  • Taking a set of surveys at the start, end and during the study.
  • Placing and carrying a few Bluetooth beacons.
  • Providing a view into your social media.

What are the benefits to participating?

  • You will be paid $750 for your participation and will get to keep the wearable (Garmin).
  • You will receive a personalized report at the end of the study summarizing observations related to you in an easy-to-understand form to help you understand factors that affect your stress and workplace performance.    

How will you protect my data?

Participation in the study is strictly optional. The study will not share whether or not you are participating nor any of your data associated with the study with your employer. Our researchers have long, established track records of running large-scale studies similar to Project Tesserae with special emphases on data security and protecting individual privacy.  

I’m interested. What next?

Please fill out the form to express your interest in potentially participating and to receive further details.  

How do I find out more?

This study is in collaboration with the University of Notre Dame, University of California-Irvine, Georgia Tech, Dartmouth, Carnegie Mellon, Ohio State University, the University of Texas and the University of Washington. See our website for more details. 

We hope you will consider participating in Project Tesserae!