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The Stroppy Kettle: An Intervention to Break Energy Consumption Habits.

Cowan, B.R. and Bowers, Christopher and Beale, R. and Pinder, C. (2013) The Stroppy Kettle: An Intervention to Break Energy Consumption Habits. In: CHI '13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Association for Computing Machinery, New York, USA, pp. 1485-1490. ISBN 978-1-4503-1952-2

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Abstract

Changing human behaviours using persuasive technology has been a focus of the CHI community in recent years. Much of this research aims to change behaviour through feedback of information. This is predicated on the fact that raising awareness will drive changes in behaviour, but psychological research shows that in the case of highly habitual behaviours this form of intervention is unlikely to be effective. We present a prototype device, the Stroppy Kettle, a targeted behavioural intervention aiming to break users’ habitual kettle overfill behaviours, by breaking the link between habitual behaviour and goal attainment.

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Paper presented at the 31st Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 27th April - 2nd May, 2013, Paris. The full-text can be accessed via the Official URL.

Uncontrolled Keywords: sustainability, technology driven behaviour change, habitual behaviours, energy saving, intervention
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: Academic Departments > Worcester Business School
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Depositing User: Christopher Bowers
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2015 11:32
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2015 11:32
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/3622

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