BARTER: promoting local spending behavior

Bran Knowles, Jon Whittle, Mark Lochrie, Paul Coulton

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Abstract

In the wake of the 2008 economic collapse, there is renewed interest in strategies for ensuring the future economic success of nations in a globalized marketplace. One of the main ideas being championed by governments is to promote growth by encouraging local spending, although it is not clear how to motivate this behavioral shift. Local currency initiatives are increasingly popular, though due to certain practicalities are rarely successful in fostering long term and widespread change in spending behaviors. We report on the development of a persuasive system (BARTER) that leverages mobile and ubiquitous technology to overcome some of the limitations of local currencies, while also providing users with the insight needed to determine for themselves how local spending may benefit their community.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2014 - One of a CHind
Subtitle of host publicationExtended Abstracts - Toronto, Canada, April 26 - May 1, 2014 - The 32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
EditorsAlbrecht Schmidt, Tovi Grossman
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages1933-1938
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450324748
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2014 - Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Canada
Duration: 26 Apr 20141 May 2014
Conference number: 32nd
https://chi2014.acm.org/
https://dl.acm.org/doi/proceedings/10.1145/2556288 (Proceedings)

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2014
Abbreviated titleCHI 2014
CountryCanada
CityToronto
Period26/04/141/05/14
Internet address

Keywords

  • Data collection
  • Data visualisation
  • Persuasion
  • Persuasive games

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