Institute of Information Science Academia Sinica
Topic: TIGP (SNHCC) –Designing Technologies to Support Positive Behavior Change
Speaker: Prof. Gary Hsieh (Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering & Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering (courtesy) at University of Washington)
Date: 2019-12-18 (Wed) 14:00 – 16:00
Location: Auditorium106 at IIS new Building
Host: TIGP SNHCC Program

Abstract:

In the past, understanding users in the field of human-computer interaction (HCI) focused on cognition (how we think), so that technologies could be designed with appropriate metaphors and affordances to maximize usability. However, more recently, it has become apparent that understanding motivations (why we do or do not perform certain actions) is also a critical part of understanding users. With this knowledge, we can design technologies to increase and improve behaviors that benefit users and society. 

In this talk, I will present a number of projects my research team and I have worked on to understand, design and build technologies to support behavior change. This includes our research on motivators to encourage online participation, crowdsourcing for behavior change planning, conversational agents for reflection, and behavior change design sprint for theory-driven design.