BinCam: Designing for engagement with Facebook for behavior change

Rob Comber, Anja Thieme, Ashur Rafiev, Nick Taylor, Nicole Krämer, Patrick Olivier

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Abstract

In this paper we continue work to investigate how we can engage young adults in behaviors of recycling and the prevention of food waste through social media and persuasive and ubiquitous computing systems. Our previous work with BinCam, a two-part design combining a system for the collection of waste-related behaviors with a Facebook application, suggested that although this ubiquitous system could raise awareness of recycling behavior, engagement with social media remained low. In this paper we reconsider our design in terms of engagement, examining both the theoretical and practical ways in which engagement can be designed for. This paper presents findings from a new user study exploring the re-design of the social media interface following this analysis. By incorporating elements of gamification, social support and improved data visualization, we contribute insights on the relative potential of these techniques to engage individuals across the lifespan of a system's deployment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2013
Subtitle of host publication14th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, September 2-6, 2013, Proceedings, Part II
EditorsPaula Kotzé, Gary Marsden, Gitte Lindgaard, Janet Wesson, Marco Winckler
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer
Pages99-115
Number of pages17
Volume8118
ISBN (Electronic)9783642404801
ISBN (Print)9783642404795
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventIFIP TC13 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
- Cape Town International Conference Centre, Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 2 Sep 20136 Sep 2013
http://www.interact2013.org/

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer
Volume8118
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

ConferenceIFIP TC13 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
Abbreviated titleINTERACT 2013
CountrySouth Africa
CityCape Town
Period2/09/136/09/13
Internet address

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