There's a monster in my kitchen: using aversive feedback to motivate behaviour change

Kirman, Ben, Linehan, Conor, Lawson, Shaun , Foster, Derek and Doughty, Mark (2010) There's a monster in my kitchen: using aversive feedback to motivate behaviour change. In: Conference on Human Factors in Computer Systems (alt.CHI), April 10-15 2010, Atlanta.

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In this paper we argue that “persuasive technologies,” developed to motivate behaviour change in users, have so far failed to exploit the established body of empirical research within behavioural science. We propose that persuasive technologies may benefit from both adapting to individual preferences, and a constructive use of aversive, in addition to appetitive, feedback. We detail an example application that demonstrates how this approach can be incorporated into an application designed to train users to adopt more environmentally friendly behaviours in their domestic kitchens.

Keywords:negative reinforcement, behavioural psychology, environmental awareness, connected kitchens, persuasive technologies
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G440 Human-computer Interaction
C Biological Sciences > C800 Psychology
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
ID Code:2175
Deposited On:10 Mar 2010 22:34

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