'Close-the-loop': an iBeacon app to foster recycling through just-in-time feedback

Casado-Mansilla, Diego, Foster, Derek, Lawson, Shaun , Garaizr, Pablo and López-de-Ipiña, Diego (2015) 'Close-the-loop': an iBeacon app to foster recycling through just-in-time feedback. In: 33rd Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 18 - 23 April 2015, Seoul, Korea.

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Contemporary micro-location technologies such as Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) show promise in enabling new experiences when interacting with physical spaces. An emerging BLE technology is iBeacons, with the retail sector pioneering their use to enhance shopping experiences. There is scope for the HCI sustainability community to explore the use of iBeacons to raise awareness around sustainability issues, particularly in public and communal spaces. This work presents embryonic research exploring the design of a prototype iBeacon-based sustainability application called 'Close-the-Loop'. The application builds on previous sustainability and just-in-time feedback research to encourage end-users to engage in recycling behaviours in a large university canteen space. Findings from a focus group and short ethnographic study provide design insights to further develop the prototype to increase engagement with appropriate recycling practices.

Keywords:behaviour change, just-in-time feedback, ibeacons, sustainability
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G440 Human-computer Interaction
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
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ID Code:18468
Deposited On:25 Aug 2015 09:16

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