ECO|Balance - Exploring Design Issues for Mobile Persuasion
Julia Polleti, Dominikus Baur, Anthony Tang, and Sheelagh Carpendale. (2012). ECO|Balance - Exploring Design Issues for Mobile Persuasion. In Personal Informatics in Practice: Improving Quality of Life Through Data - Workshop at CHI 2012.
Engaging people to regularly reflect on their own behavior is a crucial step towards changing it for the better. In this paper we present ECO|Balance, a set of interactive design metaphors for mobile devices that aim towards enticing continued engagement through using visual appeal and avoiding factors that chastise. As a bridge between data visualization and information art the idea is to keep people interested in repeatedly working with and analyzing their data. We chose the scenario of personal mobility and reducing one’s carbon footprint and created a series of four animated designs: Pie Flow, Jelly Fish, Footprints and Organic Flowers that explore different approaches to representation and interaction. We discuss our main goals of long-term enticement through visual appeal and subtlety.
Persuasive computing; mobile; personal informatics