Thursday Extra: "Exploring persuasive technology through participatory design"

At 4:15 on Thursday, September 16, in Noyce 3821, Professor Janet Davis will give a talk based on research conducted during her sabbatical last year:

Persuasive technology, in the words of B.J. Fogg, is technology to change what we think and do. Though technology can help us change our behavior for the better, persuasive technology raises ethical questions concerning both the means and the ends of the persuasion. Participatory design, with its commitment to engaging future users as full partners in the design process, is one approach to addressing such concerns. In this talk, I will present my participatory design work with Grinnell College's EcoHouse to design technology to support them in their mission of sustainable living.

Refreshments will be served at 4:15 p.m. in the Computer Science Commons (Noyce 3817). The talk, Exploring persuasive technology through participatory design, will follow at 4:30 p.m. in Noyce 3821. Everyone is welcome to attend!