AR and gamification concepts to reduce driver boredom and risk taking behaviours

Schroeter, Ronald, Oxtoby, Jim, & Johnson, Daniel (2014) AR and gamification concepts to reduce driver boredom and risk taking behaviours. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, Association for Computing Machinery , Seattle, WA, USA, pp. 244-251.

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Young males are over-represented in road crashes. Part of the problem is their proneness to boredom, a hardwired personality factor that can lead to risky driving. This paper presents a theoretical understanding of boredom in the driving context and demonstrates convincing arguments to investigate the role of boredom further. Specifically, this paper calls for the design of innovative technologies and applications that make safe driving more pleasurable and stimulating for young males, e.g., by applying gamification techniques. We propose two design concepts through the following questions: A. Can the simulation of risky driving reduce actual risky driving? B. Can the replacement of risky driving stimuli with alternative stimuli reduce risky driving? We argue that considering these questions in the future design of automotive user-interfaces and personal ubiquitous computing devices could effectively reduce risky driving behaviours among young males.

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ID Code: 76134
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: This research is supported under the Australian Research Council's Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) funding scheme (project number DE140101542).
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Keywords: automotive, boredom, gamification, road safety, sensation seeking, ubiquitous computing
DOI: 10.1145/2667317.2667415
ISBN: 978-1-4503-3212-5
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 ACM
Deposited On: 11 Sep 2014 22:33
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2014 08:22

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