AULURA: Engaging Users with Ambient Persuasive Technology

  • Jabe Piter Faber
  • Panos Markopoulos
  • Pavan Dadlani
  • Aart van Halteren
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7040)


This paper describes the design and preliminary evaluation of Aulura, a system designed for motivating people to increase their physical activity. Aulura is an ambient information display that aims to ‘lure’ users to interact with it, to review their progress and set personal goals. We present the design of ‘ambient cues’ added to a picture frame with the aim to increase user interaction with the device and engagement with a physical activity promotion service. Empirical evaluation in a home simulation laboratory provided positive feedback relating to its potential to further engage participants in an online lifestyle management service.


Persuasive technology ambient information displays calm computing wellbeing activity monitoring engagement 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jabe Piter Faber
    • 1
  • Panos Markopoulos
    • 1
  • Pavan Dadlani
    • 2
  • Aart van Halteren
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Industrial DesignEindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Philips ResearchEindhovenThe Netherlands

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