Apr
5
9:00 am09:00

Workshop @ Persuasive2016.org: Empowering Cities for Sustainable Wellbeing (ECSW)

  • Center for Human-Computer Interaction

Empowering Cities for Sustainable Wellbeing

Adjunct to the 11th International Conference on Persuasive Technology
 

Description

Future cities will reshape human behavior in countless ways. Persuasive urban systems will play an important role in making cities more livable and resource-efficient by addressing current environmental problems and enabling healthier routines. Therefore, future research should be directed towards exploring how urban design might be combined with persuasive technology [2] and socially influencing systems [3-4] to encourage healthy behaviors at scale.

More effort has to be put into studying how quality of life and the health of the individual and communities might be improved through the creation of persuasive cities, streets, buildings, homes, and vehicles [5-6]. Information technology and computer systems are increasingly designed to support everyday routines and advance user experience in multiple ways [1]. Novel computer systems can be also intentionally designed to influence how users think and behave. Theories of persuasion and social influence provide various strategies for the developers of such systems to facilitate desired effects on users.
 

Workshop Agenda

09:00 - 09:30
OPENING KEYNOTES

Empowering Cities for Sustainable Wellbeing
Agnis Stibe, Samir Chatterjee, Katja Schechtner, Matthias Wunsch, Alexandra Millonig, Stefan Seer, Ryan C.C. Chin, Kent Larson
MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA, USA
Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA, USA
Austrian Institute of Technology, Vienna, Austria
University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria
Vienna University of Technology, Human Computer Interaction, Vienna, Austria

Persuasive Cities: Health Behavior Change at Scale
Agnis Stibe
MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA, USA

The Drive to Walk: Identifying Milieu-based Persuasion Strategies for Motivating Active Mobility
Alexandra Millonig, Karin Markvica, and Nadine Haufe
Austrian Institute of Technology, Vienna, Austria
Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria

A Theoretical Framework for Transportation Mode Choices
Matthias Wunsch
Austrian Institute of Technology, Vienna, Austria
Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria

09:30 - 10:30
SESSION I : PERSUASIVE CITIES

Persuasive Technologies for Functional Interaction in Cities
Albrecht Fritzsche, Aida Boukhris, and Kathrin Möslein    
Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

Autonomous Cities and the Urbanism of the 4th Machine Age: Should AV Industry Design Future Cities?
Ariel Noyman, Agnis Stibe, and Kent Larson
MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA, USA

Do We Choose What We Desire? – Persuading Citizens to Make Consistent and Sustainable Mobility Decisions
Christopher Lisson and Margeret Hall
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany

Programmable Cities: A new ICT approach
Mario Siller and Agnis Stibe
Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute, Guadalajara, Mecxico
MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA, USA

10:45 - 11:45
SESSION II : SUSTAINABLE WELLBEING

A Dust Buster? The Effect of Social Influence and Incentives On Mobility Behavior During Smog Alarm
Wolfang Gruel
car2go Group, Stuttgart, Germany
MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA, USA

Sensing-Bot and Persuasive Systems for the New Makerspace
Ron Martin and Agnis Stibe
MIT School of Architecture and Planning, Cambridge, MA, USA
MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA, USA

Persuasive System Design Analysis of Mobile Warning Apps for Citizens
Christoph Kotthaus, Thomas Ludwig, and Volkmar Pipek
Institute for Information Systems, University of Siegen, Siegen, Germany

How Increasing Technology Reliance is Influencing Behaviors and Happiness
Ted Simendinger and Agnis Stibe
Steritech, Denver, CO, USA
MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA, USA

12:00 - 12:30
CLOSING DISCUSSION

 

Publication

The selected papers will be published and accessible online via CEUR Workshop Proceedings (CEUR-WS.org) using LNCS format. All high-quality papers will be considered for inclusion in a journal special issue.

For any questions please to ecsw@mit.edu
 

Organizers

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Media Lab, Cambridge, MA, USA
Prof. Kent Larson, Principal Research Scientist at Changing Places Research Group
Dr. Ryan C. C. Chin, Managing Director at City Science Initiative
Dr. Agnis Stibe, Social Engineer of Persuasive Wellbeing
Katja Schechtner, Visiting Scholar & Rockefeller Fellow, City Science Initiative

Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA, USA
Prof. Samir Chatterjee, Founding Director at IDEA Labs

Austrian Institute of Technology, Vienna, Austria
Dr. Stefan Seer, Scientist in Crowd Dynamics
Dr. Alexandra Millonig, Scientist in Human Factors
Matthias Wunsch, PhD Candidate in the Persuasive Urban Mobility project

University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria
Prof. Katja Schechtner, Visiting Professor, Social Design
 

Contact

Dr. Agnis Stibe
agnis@mit.edu
MIT Media Lab
20 Ames Street, E15-368
Cambridge, MA 02142
USA
 

Literature

  1. Chatterjee, S. and Price, A.: Healthy Living with Persuasive Technologies: Framework, Issues, and Challenges. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA) 16, 171–178 (2009)
  2. Fogg, B.J.: Persuasive Technology: Using Computers to Change What We Think and Do. San Francisco: Morgan Kaufmann (2003)
  3. Stibe, A.: Towards a Framework for Socially Influencing Systems: Meta-Analysis of Four PLS-SEM Based Studies. In: MacTavish, T., Basapur, S. (eds.) Persuasive Technology. LNCS, vol. 9072, pp. 171–182. Springer, Heidelberg (2015)
  4. Stibe, A. Advancing Typology of Computer-Supported Influence: Moderation Effects in Socially Influencing Systems. In: MacTavish, T., Basapur, S. (eds.) Persuasive Technology. LNCS, vol. 9072, pp. 253-264. Springer, Heidelberg (2015)
  5. Wunsch, M., Stibe, A., Millonig, A., Seer, S., Dai, C., Schechtner, K., and Chin, R.C.C.: What Makes You Bike? Exploring Persuasive Strategies to Encourage Low-Energy Mobility. In: MacTavish, T., Basapur, S. (eds.) Persuasive Technology. LNCS, vol. 9072, pp. 53–64. Springer, Heidelberg (2015)
  6. Wunsch, M., Millonig, A., Seer, S., Schechtner, K., Stibe, A., & Chin, R.C.C. Challenged to Bike: Assessing the Potential Impact of Gamified Cycling Initiatives. Transportation Research Board (TRB) 95th Annual Meeting, January 10–14, 2016, Washington D.C., USA (2016)

Jan
6
Jan 15

IAP Course: Persuasive Cities for Sustainable Wellbeing

  • MIT Media Lab

Instructor — Dr. Agnis Stibe — Social Engineer at MIT Media Lab
Sessions — 10am-12pm on Jan 6, Jan 8, Jan 13, and Jan 15, 2016

Syllabus | MIT IAP Listing

Do I want to shape my behavior? Or influence behaviors of other people?

Have I ever tried to change something in my behavior or to alter what others think or do? Has my experience been successful so far? If you would like to improve your chances, then you are welcome to practice and learn ways to reshape human behaviors (at scale).

Can you imagine a city that feels, understands, and cares? Many of us live and work in an urban environment, however we often are not aware of how hugely our behavior is influenced by the environment. Future cities will alter human behavior in countless ways and Socially Influencing Systems (SIS) will play an important role in making urban spaces more livable and resource-efficient by addressing current environmental problems and enabling healthier routines.

In this highly interactive course, we will discuss ways for reshaping our current environments and designing future Persuasive Cities to help people become healthier and to acquire sustainable lifestyles. We will explore how good urban design can be combined with Socially Influencing Systems (SIS) to encourage healthy behaviors at scale. We will study how quality of life can be improved through the creation of persuasive cities, streets, buildings, homes, and vehicles.

Each session will delve into practical design issues through interactive presentations and collaborative work.

References

Stibe, A. (2015) Towards a Framework for Socially Influencing Systems: Meta-Analysis of Four PLS-SEM Based Studies. In Persuasive Technology (pp. 172-183). Springer International Publishing [PDF]

Stibe, A. (2015) Advancing Typology of Computer-Supported Influence: Moderation Effects in Socially Influencing Systems. In Persuasive Technology (pp. 253-264). Springer International Publishing [PDF]

Wunsch, M., Stibe, A., Millonig, A., Seer, S., Dai, C., Schechtner, K., & Chin, R. C. C. (2015). What Makes You Bike? Exploring Persuasive Strategies to Encourage Low-Energy Mobility. In Persuasive Technology (pp. 53-64). Springer International Publishing [PDF]

Slides

Class 1 - Jan 6 | Class 2 - Jan 8 | Class 3 - Jan 13 | Class 4 - Jan 15

Nov
11
Nov 13

Disrupting Mobility Summit

AN INTERACTIVE FORUM FOR LEADING EXECUTIVES, GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES, AND ACADEMICS TO DISCUSS SUSTAINABLE FUTURES OF TRANSPORTATION. 

Register here for summit (Nov 11-13) and hackathon (nov 6-11)

Disrupting Mobility will bring together around 350 mobility experts from different continents. The program will tackle current trends in mobility by attracting thought leaders from companies, governments and academia. The event includes: 

  • Multi-track sessions that foster controversial discussions

  • Insights from other industries

  • A hackathon for those who rather act than talk

  • High-class networking events

The rise of the shared-economy has completely disrupted existing products and services in the urban mobility space. Peer-to-peer mobility services like Uber and Lyft have challenged the taxi, livery, car share, and mass-transit establishment. Disruptive innovations like this have the power to not only redefine industries, it can bankrupt companies as well. The shift from analog to digital cameras eventually led to the demise of Polaroid. The mass adoption of personal computing saw the end of industrial manufacturers like Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC). Technologies like VHS tapes, landlines, and even encyclopedias all have been uprooted with the introduction of new technologies. More recently, Airbnb has disrupted the travel and hotel industry by increasing the supply of options for people to stay and providing matching services. The Disruptive Mobility Summit brings together leaders from academia, industry, and government to discuss the role disruptive innovations within the mobility networks.

Jun
3
8:30 am08:30

PERSUASIVE URBAN MOBILITY WORKSHOP

  • IIT Institute of Design (ID)

Persuasive technologies can be applied in the field of mobility to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide health benefits and cost savings, as in the case of encouraging people to use low-energy modes of transportation.  To facilitate such behavioral shifts, various persuasive techniques can be investigated and technologies deployed, such as targeted smartphone apps or ubiquitous sensing systems.

The Persuasive Urban Mobility workshop brings together international experts in urban modes of transportation to exchange experiences, discuss limitations, and elaborate on new concepts for encouraging behavior change in mobility. It is an excellent opportunity for participants to submit and present their work to obtain valuable feedback for further research.

Agenda

  • Keynote: Soft measures for mobility behavior change
  • Workshop on mobility behavior determinants
    • Behavior models for mobility
    • Variables for evaluating mobility behavior change
  • [Lunch Break]
  • Keynote: Persuasive Technologies in challenging contexts
  • Presentation of case studies and experiences
    • Persuasion profiles in mobility contexts
    • Games and mobility behavior
    • Persuading to bike
  • Discussion: Can we stop climate change by persuasion?
  • Finishing thoughts

Key Dates

  • Submission Deadline (extended): May 22, 2015
  • Authors Notification: May 28, 2015
  • Workshop Date: June 3, 2015

Submissions

Publications

  • All submissions will be reviewed by the scientific committee and selected according to their significance for the workshop topic as well as their potential to inspire discussions.
  • All accepted papers will be published, indexed, and accessible online.
  • All high quality papers will be considered for inclusion in a journal special issue.

Logistics

Contacts

Dr. Agnis Stibe, MIT Media Lab, E15-368, 20 Ames st., Cambridge, MA 02142 USA

Matthias Wunsch, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Mobility Department, Dynamic Transportation Systems, Giefinggasse 2, 1210 Vienna, Austria

Organizers

Austrian Institute of Technology

Media Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Literature

Stibe, A.: Socially Influencing Systems: Persuading People to Engage with Publicly Displayed Twitter-based Systems. Acta Universitatis Ouluensis (2014)

Fogg, B. J.: Persuasive Technology: Using Computers to Change What We Think and Do. San Francisco: Morgan Kaufmann (2003)

    Apr
    2
    5:30 pm17:30

    THE FUTURE OF SUBURBAN MOBILITY

    Out of Town: Where are We Going & How Do We Get There?
    Thursday, April 2 :: 5:30-7:00pm
    Northwest Labs B101, 52 Oxford St.


    DAVID BLOCK-SCHACHTER
    PhD, Bridj Chief Scientist

    RYAN C. C. CHIN, PhD
    Managing Director, City Science Initiative and Research Scientist, MIT Media Lab 

    MATTHEW GEORGE
    CEO, Bridj

    JANE PHILBRICK
    Harvard GSD MDes ‘16

    SIMON ZEMP
    ETH Zurich Architecture MSc ‘15

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    Mar
    31
    6:30 pm18:30

    xDesign: Moray Callum, Head of Design at Ford Motor Company

    When

    Monday, March 30, 2015 
    06:30pm - 08:00pm 

    Where

    Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138

    Event Description

    Moray will be joining us for a talk about car design, followed by a panel discussion which will center around the future of the car and the city.

    Moray Callum originally studied architecture in Scotland before switching to industrial design. Now Moray leads the global design of all concept and production vehicles for the Ford and Lincoln brands.

    Callum worked for various car companies including: Chrysler, Peugeot Citroën, Ghia, Aston Martin, and Mazda.

    In 2013, Callum was appointed as Ford Motor Companies Global Design Chief after serving as Ford's North American Design Director since 2006.

    Panel Discussion

    Ryan Chin, Managing Director, City Science Initiative, MIT Media Lab 

    Marianna Ibanez, Associate Professor of Architecture, Harvard GSD

    Mar
    12
    8:15 pm20:15

    City to City Dialogue: Innovations in Energy and Mobility Affecting the Future of Our Cities

    Iceland is partnering with the MIT Media Lab and the City Science Initiative to host an energy innovation panel discussion on March 12. The panel will focus on Boston’s and Reykjavik’s efforts in innovating energy for a better future, including the work being done around electric cars and data centers. The Mayor of Reykjavik and executives from Iceland’s national power company, Landsvirkjun, will represent Iceland on this panel. The panel's moderator is Greg Lindsay. 

    Click here to register - tickets are required.

    For information on Icelandic Events organized in conjunction with the City-to-City Dialogue please go here