Human Digital Index

Tomislav Krištof, Zlatan Morić, Luka Maras


The purpose of this paper is to examine the proposed five modules of the proposed model of Human Digital Intelligence (HDI) measured by Human Digital Index (HDI), later in text HDI stands for Human Digital Index. HDI is a quotient which shows one’s ability to cope with today’s digital world (digitality) with efficiency without endangering one’s health. Further in this paper we will address this general approach to Human Digital Intelligence as measurable quotient of Human Digital Index and we will sustain ourselves from calling it intelligence since this is more applicable as a marketing term and not the term that has firm scientific foundations.

The proposed five modules are: Digital Integration, Digital Health, Digital Resilience, Digital Influence and Digital Dexterity. Each module will be described based on the research and interpretation of the current situation in the digital world through scientific papers, researches, publications and other sources of information.

Furthermore, the goal is to develop a metric system which will provide a thorough insight into an individual’s HDI quotient that is comparable to all examinees of the proposed test. Each module is covered in detail, including the proposed components of each module. The work presented through this paper is a foundation for developing further research and building a comprehensive test for Human Digital Index.


digital intelligence, human digital index, digital health


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