Monthly Archives: September 2010

The ethics of persuasion

I recently read “Captology: A Critical Review” by Bernardine M.C. Atkinson, in PERSUASIVE 2006, pages 171-182, W. IJsselsteijn et al. (eds). Atkinson looks at B.J. Fogg’s Persuasive Technology: Using Computers to Change What We Think and Do. She outlines the … Continue reading

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Design with Intent Toolkit

By Dan Lockton with David Harrison and Neville A. Stanton The Design with Intent Toolkit has been in the works for a while and is now available online as a download here. The toolkit is robust, consisting of over 101 … Continue reading

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I found this the StepGreen site ( last semester but have not yet taken the time to actually use it. It was created by CMU students from the HCI. Looks promising—you commit to actions and can even share your actions … Continue reading

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September 23 thesis meeting

Today during our group meeting we discussed some of the literature we’ve been reading. Although I have somewhat refined my thesis to deal less with persuasion and more with presenting information, my readings during the past few weeks have been … Continue reading

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About this thesis project

In May 2011, I graduated from the Master of Design program at Carnegie Mellon. Over the past years, I developed a deep personal interest in environmental causes. This led me to wonder how information about the environment can be used to … Continue reading

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Reading list posted

My reading list is now posted, and I’ve begun (slowly) adding summaries of my readings to this blog as individual pages. The summaries can be found by using the drop-down menu under “Reading List,” or by clicking on the links … Continue reading

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September 16 thesis meeting

This week has been all about IRB, as I have been extremely busy putting together surveys, interview questions, journals, protocols, and consent forms. The application process is grueling, but at least it means that, if I come up with any … Continue reading

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