The current study provides a first step in the design and development of a persuasive agent in the natural context of the household. We developed two persuasive probe studies: one paper-based probe and one email-based probe on the use, experience, and effectiveness of persuasive agents. Participants had used these prototypes for a week, after which their experiences were explored in depth interviews and a focus group. Results indicated that a persuasive agent in the household is experienced as fairly pleasant, but important issues need to be solved before it can effectively influence behavior.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Persuasive Technology Design for Health and Safety, PERSUASIVE 2012, 6-8 June 2012, Linkoeping, Sweden|
|Editors||M. Bang, E.L. Ragnemalm|
|Place of Publication||Heidelberg|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Name||Lecture Notes in Computer Science|
Ruijten, P. A. M., Kort, de, Y. A. W., & Kosnar, P. (2012). Bridging the gap between the home and the lab : a qualitative study of acceptance of an avatar feedback system. In M. Bang, & E. L. Ragnemalm (Eds.), Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Persuasive Technology Design for Health and Safety, PERSUASIVE 2012, 6-8 June 2012, Linkoeping, Sweden (pp. 251-255). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 7284). Heidelberg: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-31037-9