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Assessment of an unobtrusive persuasive system for behavior change in home environments

D Weber, A Voit, T Dingler, M Kallert, N Henze

PerDis 2016 - Proceedings of the 5th ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays | Published : 2016


Systems for behavior change often use additional amplifying factors, e.g. gamification, competition with friends and progress bars. Related work has looked into persuasive systems using these amplifying factors to motivate users to be more active or to drink more. We investigated an unobtrusive persuasive behavior change system without amplifying factors by displaying motivating pictures on a central display. We conducted an in-situ study with 6 participants over the course of three weeks. Participants placed a tablet computer in their homes. On the always-on display, motivating pictures of the categories sports, reading and drinking were shown for one week each. Participants found the syste..

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