"We've bin watching you": designing for reflection and social persuasion to promote sustainable lifestyles

  1. Lookup NU author(s)
  2. Anja Thieme
  3. Dr Robert Comber
  4. Jack Weeden
  5. Professor Patrick Olivier
Author(s)Thieme A, Comber R, Miebach J, Weeden J, Kraemer N, Lawson S, Olivier P
Editor(s)
Publication type Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)
Conference NameACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing (CHI'12)
Conference LocationAustin, Texas, USA
Year of Conference2012
Legacy Date5-10 May 2012
Volume
Pages2337-2346
ISBN9781450310154
Full text for this publication is not currently held within this repository. Alternative links are provided below where available.
BinCam is a social persuasive system to motivate reflection and behavioral change in the food waste and recycling habits of young adults. The system replaces an existing kitchen refuse bin and automatically logs disposed of items through digital images captured by a smart phone installed on the underside of the bin lid. Captured images are uploaded to a BinCam application on Facebook where they can be explored by all users of the BinCam system. Engagement with BinCam is designed to fit into the existing structure of users' everyday life, with the intention that reflection on waste and recycling becomes a playful and shared group activity. Results of a user study reveal an increase in both users' awareness of, and reflection about, their waste management and their motivation to improve their waste-related skills. With BinCam, we also explore informational and normative social influences as a source of change (e.g., socially evoked feelings of 'guilt' for non-recycling or food disposal), which has to date been underexplored in persuasive HCI. Design implications for reflection and social persuasion are proposed.
PublisherACM Press
URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2207676.2208394
DOI10.1145/2207676.2208394
ActionsLink to this publication
Library holdingsSearch Newcastle University Library for this item