Colours that move you: persuasive ambient activity displays

Patrick Burns, Christopher Lueg, Shlomo Berkovsky

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Regular physical activity is essential for maintaining good health. Unfortunately due to the increasingly sedentary nature of modern life many people are not active enough. Although most have the ability to be more active they lack sufficient motivation. Persuasive technology could help to address this problem. We discuss the use of persuasive ambient displays, specifically wearable ambient displays, to motivate users to be more active. We show that it is critical to carefully consider how best to visualise data with a display in order to realise maximum persuasive effect. We present as a case study our ongoing design and development of ActivMON, a wearable persuasive ambient display.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPersuasive Technology
Subtitle of host publication8th International Conference, Persuasive 2013, Proceedings
EditorsShlomo Berkovsky, Jill Freyne
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783642371578
ISBN (Print)9783642371561
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event8th International Conference on Persuasive Technology, PERSUASIVE 2013 - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Duration: 3 Apr 20135 Apr 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other8th International Conference on Persuasive Technology, PERSUASIVE 2013
CitySydney, NSW


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