Looking for bright spots: a bottom-up approach to encouraging urban exercise
in Habits in HCI: 1st Workshop on Habits in Human-Computer Interaction (hosted as part of BCS HCI 2013), Conference paper (text), Uxbridge, UK
Many journeys in urban environments are short and could be conveniently carried out on foot or by bike. However, a lot of people use public transport or cars for short journeys and this places pressure on urban transport infrastructures. Motivating people to change their transport habits is a wicked problem and challenging to address. We outline our current approach that involves a long term study of Fitbit users to identify the 'bright spots': the factors that enable some people to successfully change their transportation habits in the long term.