Persuasive technology based on bodily comfort experiences: the effect of color temperature of room lighting on user motivation to change room temperature

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Abstract

In this paper we propose a new perspective on persuasive technology: Comfort-Experience-Based Persuasive Technology. We argue that comfort experiences have a dominant influence on people’s (energy consumption) behavior. In the current research, we argue that room lighting can influence heating-related comfort experiences (by emitting a ‘warm’ versus ‘cold’ lighting color temperature). Two studies were conducted to investigate the effect of lighting color temperature on participants’ perceptions of room lighting temperature and their estimations of room temperature, their experiences of the comfort related to room lighting temperature and related to room temperature, and also their motivation to change room temperature settings and participants’ temperaturesetting behavior. Results indicated that lighting color temperature can influence a user’s perception of the temperature in the room, and can also motivate the user to change room temperature. This research revealed that using persuasive strategies that targets user comfort experiences could help users decrease their energy consumption.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPersuasive Technology - 10th International Conference, PERSUASIVE 2015, Proceedings, 3-5 June 2015, Chicago, Illinois
EditorsT. MacTavish, S. Basapur
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages83-94
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783319203058
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event10th International Conference on Persuasive Technology (PERSUASIVE 2015) - Chicago, United States
Duration: 3 Jun 20155 Jun 2015
Conference number: 10
https://www.id.iit.edu/persuasive2015/

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9072
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Persuasive Technology (PERSUASIVE 2015)
Abbreviated titlePERSUASIVE 2015
CountryUnited States
CityChicago
Period3/06/155/06/15
Internet address

Keywords

  • Ambient persuasive technology
  • Color temperature
  • Comfort experiences
  • Lighting
  • Sustainability

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