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Digital Behavior Change Interventions to Catalyze More Sustainable Practices

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Mar 30

Date and time: 30 March 2021, 15:00 – 16:00 CEST (UTC +2)
Speaker: Elina Eriksson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Title: Digital Behavior Change Interventions to Catalyze More Sustainable Practices

Meeting ID: 695 6088 7455
Password: 755440

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Picture of Elina ErikssonAbstract: With the proliferation of mobile technologies and digital tools in everyday life, there is significant promise for these interventions to help change our unsustainable behaviours and make better decisions regarding our unsustainable consumption habits. These tools are often directed at a particular area of consumption, such as energy, food or transport, and employ a range of approaches including eco-feedback, nudging, persuasive design and gamification. While there is much interest in this area, and many new initiatives, there are also shortcomings to these tools that need to be addressed. In this talk, I will present some of the research of digital behaviour change interventions at KTH as well as some promising avenues for future research and collaboration.

Bio: Elina Eriksson is an Associate Professor in Human-Computer Interaction with a specialization in Sustainability at the Division of Media Technology and Interaction Design (MID), School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS). She is also associated with Green Leap at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Her research concerns sustainable lifestyles and the pursuit of energy futures. Her research is often action-oriented and strives to support transitions to a more sustainable society through design interventions such as digital tools and workshop methods that can be applied to society at large. She also teaches about sustainability and ICT and conducts research on how to integrate sustainability in computing education.