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A Framework to Develop Persuasive Smart Environments

  • Pedro Lobo
  • Teresa Romão
  • A. Eduardo Dias
  • José Carlos Danado
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5859)

Abstract

This paper presents a framework for the creation of context-sensitive persuasive applications. The framework allows the authoring of new persuasive smart environments producing the appropriate feedback to the users based on different sensors spread throughout the environment to capture contextual information. Using this framework, we created an application, Smart Bins, aimed at promoting users’ behavioural changes regarding the recycling of waste materials. Furthermore, to evaluate the usability of our authoring tool, we performed user tests to analyze if developers could successfully create the Smart Bins application using the framework. A description of the Smart Bins application, as well as the results of the user tests, are also presented in this paper.

Keywords

Persuasive technology contextual awareness ubiquitous applications authoring 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pedro Lobo
    • 1
    • 2
  • Teresa Romão
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. Eduardo Dias
    • 1
    • 3
  • José Carlos Danado
    • 4
  1. 1.Research Center for Informatics and Information Technologies (CITI-DI/FCT/UNL) 
  2. 2.DI-Faculty of Sciences and TechnologyNew University of LisbonQuinta da TorrePortugal
  3. 3.DI-University of ÉvoraÉvoraPortugal
  4. 4.YDreams, Edifício YDreamsMadan Parque SulPortugal

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