Best Practices (and Stumbling Blocks) for Diversity-Sensitive Behavior Change in Persuasive Application Design

Alexander G. Mirnig (Speaker), Stefan Eibl, Thomas Poscher, Lisa Diamond

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Abstract

Design for Behavior Change can be used to enact changes on an individual basis or beyond to gradually modify users’ behaviors and constituting attitudes towards achieving a desired goal. Today, achieving more sustainable behaviors is a frequent goal of behavior change apps found on the market. In order to be effective across a wide and diverse spectrum of users and simultaneously avoid stigmatization or marginalization, the design of such applications should be done in a diversity-aware manner, which is often still lacking. In this paper, we present a best practice analysis of existing applications in the domains of food consumption, mobility, and energy consumption that are available on the market in Austria, Europe. We present the findings as a collection of three design patterns and discuss their status as patterns versus anti-patterns in terms of how well diversity factors are implemented in existing practice and where improvements are necessary.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings PATTERNS 2023 : The Fifteenth International Conference on Pervasive Patterns and Applications
Pages57-65
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jun 2023
EventPATTERNS 2023 : The Fifteenth International Conference on Pervasive Patterns and Applications - Nice, France
Duration: 26 Jun 200330 Jun 2023
https://www.iaria.org/conferences2023/PATTERNS23.html

Conference

ConferencePATTERNS 2023 : The Fifteenth International Conference on Pervasive Patterns and Applications
Abbreviated titlePATTERNS 2023
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityNice
Period26/06/0330/06/23
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Research Field

  • Former Research Field - Capturing Experience

Keywords

  • behavior change
  • sustainability
  • diversity
  • design patterns

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