Fishing for sustainability

Turadg Aleahmad, Aruna D. Balakrishnan, Jeffrey Wong, Susan R. Fussell, Sara Kiesler
2008 Proceeding of the twenty-sixth annual CHI conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems - CHI '08  
Websites and technologies that promote sustainable behavior often employ direct persuasion by being open about persuasive intent. We examined the use of indirect persuasion, methods that do not make persuasive intent clear. We built two variants of a recipe website designed to induce changes in users: one using direct persuasion and the other using indirect methods. We measured the effects of each site on users' attitudes and actions towards the environment. Preliminary results show that the
more » ... ect style influenced actions while the indirect style influenced attitudes. We discuss the implications of this dissociation for research and applications.
doi:10.1145/1358628.1358801 dblp:conf/chi/AleahmadBWFK08 fatcat:cl2ujloon5gexhn7x4g3sz3w3y