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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    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 Kotze, Gary Marsden, Gitte Lindgaard, Janet Wesson, Marco Winkler
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    Number of pages17
    ISBN (Electronic)9783642404801
    ISBN (Print)9783642404795
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    Event14th IFIP TC 13 International Conference - Cape Town International Convention Centre , Cape Town, South Africa
    Duration: 2 Sept 20136 Sept 2013

    Publication series

    NameLecture notes in computer science
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743


    Conference14th IFIP TC 13 International Conference
    Abbreviated titleINTERACT 2013
    Country/TerritorySouth Africa
    CityCape Town
    Internet address

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Human-Computer Interaction


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