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Climate persuasive services: changing behavior towards low carbon lifestyle
KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Centres, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Centres, Centre for Sustainable Communications, CESC.
KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Media Technology and Graphic Arts, Media.
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Ecology.
2009 (English)In: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Persuasive Technology: April 26-29, 2009, Claremont, California, New York: ACM Press, 2009Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

ICT has reshaped our society, and with the current accelerating development of technology, and its wider distribution throughout the globe, they will continue doing so even more. These changes in society are important for sustainability. They affect the physical way the society and the environment interact, but they also affect the way people think, learn and behave.

We suggest that the persuasive power of ICT can be oriented towards climate change. For this purpose we define the concept of "climate persuasive services" as ICT applications that change personal attitudes regarding climate change and/or change behavior towards reducing greenhouse gases emissions. We consider mobile phones, pervasive sensors and social media as three key technological drivers for the development of climate persuasion applications.

We have analyzed the use of persuasion principles in existing web and mobile applications forming three clusters: tracking carbon footprints, sharing goals and making green behavior easier. Based on this analysis, we suggest a more planned use of persuasive principles, and propose six different opportunities for improvement.

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New York: ACM Press, 2009.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-31485DOI: 10.1145/1541948.1541968ScopusID: 2-s2.0-70049108915ISBN: 978-1-60558-376-1OAI: diva2:404314
Persuasive '09. April 26-29. Claremont, California, USA
QC 20111214Available from: 2011-03-16 Created: 2011-03-16 Last updated: 2011-12-14Bibliographically approved

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