Persuasive Practices: Learning from Home Security Advisory Services

  • Mateusz DolataEmail author
  • Tino Comes
  • Birgit Schenk
  • Gerhard Schwabe
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9638)


Research on persuasive technologies (PT) focuses, primarily, on the design and development of IT for inducing change of individual’s behavior and attitude through computer-human and computer-mediated influence. The issue of practices in co-located human-human persuasive encounters remained unattended in the PT community. This study uses the notion of persuasive practices to understand the course of events in face-to-face home security advisory sessions – it specifies and illustrates such practices and discusses their impact on the persuasiveness of the encounter. Furthermore, it presents potential of IT to support such persuasive practices thus opening new research possibilities of PT research.


Advisory encounter Human-Human influence Practices F2F 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mateusz Dolata
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tino Comes
    • 1
  • Birgit Schenk
    • 2
  • Gerhard Schwabe
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of InformaticsUniversity of ZurichZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.University of Applied Science LudwigsburgLudwigsburgGermany

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