Spotz: A Location-Based Approach to Self-awareness

  • Misha Sra
  • Chris Schmandt
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7822)


This paper introduces the location-based mobile application Spotz that explores the persuasive qualities of sharing location information visually to promote behavior change. Spotz encourages users to become self-aware of the kinds of places they visit which can have motivational properties deriving from social feedback. The app displays a continually evolving graphic of relatively sized circles depicting the number and type of places at which the users check-in, including the option to upload this visual to social media.


Personal Health Record Persuasive Technology Promote Behavior Change Residential Energy Consumption Rich Internet Application 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Misha Sra
    • 1
  • Chris Schmandt
    • 1
  1. 1.MIT Media Lab.CambridgeUSA

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