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Title: Phone-based presentation of other commuters’ subjective experiences: impact on car-driver intentions
Authors: Ross, Tracy
Oliveira, Luis C.R.
Burris, Andrea
Arnott, Bronia
Araujo-Soares, Vera
Keywords: Behaviour change
Sustainable transport
Smartphone application
Travel behaviours
Social comparison
Persuasive technology
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen (© the authors)
Citation: ROSS, T. ... et al, 2015. Phone-based presentation of other commuters’ subjective experiences: impact on car-driver intentions. IN: Johannsen, V.K. ... et al (eds). Enviroinfo and Ict4s – Building the Knowledge Base for Environmental Action and Sustainability. Adjunct Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Informatics for Environmental Protection and the 3rd International Conference on ICT for Sustainability, 7th - 9th September 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark, pp.232-234.
Abstract: Previous research demonstrates that people using active modes of transport (e.g. walking or cycling) generally report more positive subjective wellbeing than car drivers. This study demonstrates an experiment investigating the impact of this information on car drivers. We designed a smartphone application (CommuterExperience), which captures drivers’ subjective experiences (via comments and ratings) after the commute and displays similar data from other people using different modes of transport. After a two week trial, participants (n=18) were interviewed and qualitative data were analysed. We evaluate how the application managed to encourage comparison, foster reflection and ultimately influence opinions, intentions to change and, potentially, behaviour.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/19931
Publisher Link: http://curis.ku.dk/ws/files/147544241/Adjunct_finalny.pdf
ISBN: 9788779037120
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