Things you don't want to know about yourself: Ambivalence about tracking and sharing personal information for behaviour change
Ploderer, Bernd, Smith, Wally, Howard, Steve, Pearce, Jon, & Borland, Ron (2012) Things you don't want to know about yourself: Ambivalence about tracking and sharing personal information for behaviour change. In 24th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference (OzCHI ’12), 26-30 November 2012, Melbourne, Vic.
Technologies that facilitate the collection and sharing of personal information can feed people's desire for enhanced self-knowledge and help them to change their behaviour, yet for various reasons people can also be reluctant to use such technologies. This paper explores this tension through an interview study in the context of smoking cessation. Our findings show that smokers and recent ex-smokers were ambivalent about their behaviour change as well as about collecting personal information through technology and sharing it with other users. We close with a summary of three challenges emerging from such ambivalence and directions to address them.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||behaviour change, personal informatics, smoking cessation|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Computer-Human Interaction (080602)|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Deposited On:||09 Mar 2016 03:57|
|Last Modified:||14 Mar 2016 03:43|
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