perCues: Trails of Persuasion for Ambient Intelligence

  • Manfred Tscheligi
  • Wolfgang Reitberger
  • Christoph Obermair
  • Bernd Ploderer
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3962)

Abstract

The realization of the ambient intelligence (AmI) vision will have a profound impact on our everyday lives and society. AmI applied in contexts like homes or public spaces will not only affect individual users but influence entire groups of users. The question is how we can apply such technologies to persuade groups and individual users. Our approach is to design AmI environments by borrowing a concept which works very well in biological and social systems: Collective Intelligence (CI). The intelligence of a group surpasses the individual intelligences and leads to improved problem solving capabilities of individuals and groups. From nature we borrow examples of cues in the environment to stimulate goal directed collective intelligence (perCues). The application of perCues in AmI environments helps to persuade users to reach a common goal like decreasing environmental pollution. Adopting CI for AmI we blaze a trail for the design of persuasive AmI environments.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manfred Tscheligi
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Reitberger
    • 1
  • Christoph Obermair
    • 1
  • Bernd Ploderer
    • 1
  1. 1.HCI&Usability Unit, ICT&S CenterUniversity of SalzburgSalzburgAustria

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