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

  • Center for Human-Computer Interaction Sigmund-Haffner-Gasse 18 5020 Salzburg Austria

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)