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Centre for Persuasive Technology and Society Workshop

November 8, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Second Workshop on Persuasive Technology and Society

Opening Address

Professor Roger Lewis

GUEST SPEAKER PROF. HARRI OINAS-KUKKONEN, UNIVERSITY OF OULU, FINLAND.

Oinas-Kukkonen will introduce a conceptual framework for designing, evaluating and researching persuasive systems. The model helps select effective persuasive features, and categorizes them. Results from a variety of research projects will be presented.

Presentations will also be given by members and visitors of the Centre for Persuasive Technology and Society

This is a free event. Please register your attendance below.

Abstracts can be viewed here
Title: Persuasive systems design, evaluation and research through the PSD model
Speaker:  Harri Oinas-Kukkonen

University of Oulu, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

Oulu Advanced Research on Services and Information Systems

Paavo Havaksen tie 3, FIN-90570 Oulu, Finland

harri.oinas-kukkonen@oulu.fi

Abstract

Deep understanding of user behavior has become a key for successful design in our contemporary IT environments [1-3]. Moreover, a growing number of information technology systems and services are being developed to change users’ attitudes or behavior or both in areas such as fostering health and promoting sustainable/green behaviors. Despite the fact that attitudinal theories from social psychology have been quite extensively applied to the study of user intentions and behavior, these theories have been developed, for instance, for predicting user acceptance of the information technology rather than providing systematic analysis and design methods for developing persuasive software solutions.

This presentation will introduce a conceptual framework for designing, evaluating and researching persuasive systems, known as the Persuasive Systems Design (PSD) model [4]. The PSD describes the process for persuasive systems development and it explains what kind of software functionality may be implemented in the service or product. The model helps select effective persuasive features, and categorizes them into primary task, computer-human dialogue, system credibility, and social influence. It also highlights fundamentals behind any persuasive system and ways to analyze contexts for persuasion. Results from a variety of research projects will be presented.

The PSD model can be applied for developing both full-fledged Behavior Change Support Systems, BCSSs, [5, 6] and lighter persuasive applications [7], carrying out outcome and user experience research with these approaches [8-10] as well as doing systematic literature reviews [11-13]. The topics addressed in this presentation are suggested to play a central role in future IT design, software business and economy.

Keywords: Behavior change; Behavior Change Support Systems; persuasive technology; Persuasive Systems Design.


Title: Developing a Personalized Persuasive Avalanche Warning System
Speaker: Sabine Prezenski

Human-factors department at TU Berlin

Most victims of avalanches have been aware of the immediate risk but did not properly relate it to themselves.  The aim of this project is to develop a new persuasive risk awareness system which provides custom tailored messages to its users to solve this problem.  I would like to discuss how such messages can be designed and tested in a field-study setup.


Title: Patrick Ehrenbrink
Speaker: Persuasive Alexa: effects of agency on reactance

This presentation will be on preliminary results of an experiment that was just finished.  It will be regarding a small persuasive Alexa skill and varied visual agency of Alexa just built (with/without a humanoid Robot head) to see if there are effects of agency on reactance.


Title: Health behaviour change support system
Speaker: Khin Than Win

The presentation will include the overview of the current research conducted in health behaviour change support systems.


Title: Improving the User Experience of training with Interactive Learning
Speaker: Mark Freeman 

This presentation will present an overview of a current research project providing an analysis of current tools for supporting interactive learning. It will then review how current tools for interactive learning employ persuasive techniques to increase learning outcomes.


Title: Talking about attachment and engagement: technology in the early childhood education environment
Speaker: Dr. Holly Tootell

Technology has equipped the early childhood education sector with convenient ways to engage parents and educators. There is a need to explore the professional and ethical considerations of the use of IT in these settings, from both sides. This talk provides insight into current discussions and opinions that are informing practice.


Title:  Persuasive technologies and people who experience disability: Who needs to be persuaded?
Speaker: William Tibben

The broader socio-technical context in which ICTs are adopted by people who experience disabilities in one characterised by enthusiastic adopters but recalcitrant policy and technical contexts.  The socio-political context which tends to marginalise people who experience disabilities represents an unwelcoming and resistant brake on technology development and adoption. This presentation provides a brief account of recent policy changes in government ICT procurement where, despite Australia’s obligations to UN Convention of the Rights of People with Disabilities (UNCRPD),   progress has been slow in mandating the use of accessible ICTs by Australian Government entities. The technology as tool model is challenged by social-cultural contexts that under value diversity which leads to marginalisation.


Title:  Information systems for assisted living – AAL Systems
Speaker: Elena Vlahu-Gjorgievska

The purpose of the project is to summarise different approaches and designs of the systems that are used in assisted living. The project will review the similarities, as well as the differences that add a line of uniqueness for each system. Differentiating the parts of the AAL systems will provide a good overview of the information (and data) that are distributed and exchanged into the systems, as well as the acceptance of the systems by its stakeholders.

The research should propose remarks regarding the design and distinct the functionalities of the AAL systems that are essential for all stakeholders and summarise approaches used for evaluation of the AAL systems.

Schedule can be viewed here

9:30 – 9:40 am
Opening: Professor Roger Lewis

9:40 – 10:40 am
Professor Harri Oinas-Kukkonen
Persuasive systems design, evaluation and research through the PSD model

10:40 – 11:00 am
Coffee break

11:00am – 11:30 am
Sabine Prezenski
Developing a Personalized Persuasive Avalanche Warning System

11:30 – 11:50 am

Patrick Ehrenbrink
Persuasive Alexa: effects of agency on reactance

12:00 – 1:00 pm
Lunch break

1:00 – 1:20 pm
A. Prof. Khin Than Win
Health Behaviour Change Support Systems

1:20 – 1:40 pm
Dr. Holly Tootell
Talking about attachment and engagement: technology in the early childhood education environment

1:40 – 2:00 pm
Dr. Mark Freeman
Improving the User Experience of training with Interactive Learning

2:00 – 2:20 pm
Dr. Will Tibben
Persuasive technologies and people who experience disability: Who needs to be persuaded?

2:20 – 2:40 pm
Dr. Elena Vlahu-Gjorgievska
Information systems for assisted living – AAL Systems

3:00 – 4:00 pm
Panel Discussion
Professor Harri Oinas-Kukkonen, Professor Katina Michael, Dr. Shahla Meedya

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Details

Date:
November 8, 2017
Time:
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Venue

Building 3, Room 224
University of Wollongong
Wollongong, NSW 2522 Australia
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