Individuals regularly face challenges when interacting
with their mobile devices particularly if they are not
tech savvy users. When such difficulties occur,
individuals often rely on more knowledgeable users to
overcome difficulties. However, many do not have a
support network of knowledgeable individuals available.
Moreover, some challenges go beyond the need for
guidance, as for example difficulties in performing
swipes for motor impaired people. In this project, we
propose Data Donors, a conceptual framework
proposing the enablement of users with the capacity to
help others to do so by donating their mobile
interaction data and knowledge. Inspired by charitable
donations, we outline the Data Donors framework and
discuss three applications that are being developed
under the data donning paradigm. Through this work,
we will explore the consequences and opportunities of
sharing ones’ data for the greater good and discuss the
creation of global data donation programs.