VIA - Visualizing Individual Actions to Develop a Sustainable Community Culture through Cycling

  • Benjamin Watson
  • David Berube
  • Nickolay Hristov
  • Carol Strohecker
  • Scott Betz
  • Louise Allen
  • Matthew Burczyk
  • Amber Howard
  • William Anthony McGee
  • Matthew Gymer
  • Daniel Cañas
  • Mark Kirstner
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8028)


Improving the sustainability of our society requires significant change in our collective behavior. But today, individuals in our society have no regular way of seeing that collective behavior, or how their own behavior compares to it. We are creating a research network that will study how new technologies such as mobiles and visualization can encourage individuals to change their behavior to improve sustainability. In Winston-Salem NC, network members will use new technologies to engage the community about its use of transportation—especially biking—and study how that communication affects sustainability awareness and behavior.


sustainability biking mobiles visualization persuasion measurement 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Benjamin Watson
    • 1
  • David Berube
    • 1
  • Nickolay Hristov
    • 2
  • Carol Strohecker
    • 2
  • Scott Betz
    • 3
  • Louise Allen
    • 3
  • Matthew Burczyk
    • 4
  • Amber Howard
    • 5
  • William Anthony McGee
    • 6
  • Matthew Gymer
    • 7
  • Daniel Cañas
    • 8
  • Mark Kirstner
    • 9
  1. 1.North Carolina State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Center for Design InnovationUniv. North CarolinaUSA
  3. 3.Winston-Salem State UniversityUSA
  4. 4.City of Winston-SalemUSA
  5. 5.New KindUSA
  6. 6.StokesCOREUSA
  7. 7.Novant HealthUSA
  8. 8.Wake Forest UniversityUSA
  9. 9.Piedmont TogetherUSA

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