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Just a quick post to note that Kingston University, the University of the West of England and Swansea University are collaborating on a three year project (CHARM) to explore the effect on people's behaviour of giving them feedback (what B J Fogg calls "self-monitoring" in Persuasive Technology). Mixing sociology, social psychology and behavioural economics, the project will run three case studies that show the effect of feedback on people's electricity consumption, their health, and something rather more nebulously based around Facebook.

Just a quick post to note that Kingston University, the University of the West of England and Swansea University are collaborating on a three year project (CHARM) to explore the effect on people's behaviour of giving them feedback (what B J Fogg calls "self-monitoring" in Persuasive Technology). Mixing sociology, social psychology and behavioural economics, the project will run three case studies that show the effect of feedback on people's electricity consumption, their health, and something rather more nebulously based around Facebook.

More details on CHARM here.

It will be great to have some more rigorous academic research in this area.

The project at the RSA that this blog accompanies, by the way, is intending to look at the way in which we can apply Persuasive Technology (including feedback/self-monitoring) to encourage behaviours related to the environment, health, and (again more nebulously) civic participation.

- update - Details of the EPSRC grant behind CHARM are here with a bit more info.

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