If This, Then Habit: Exploring Context-Aware Implementation Intentions on Smartphones

Charlie Pinder, Jo Vermeulen, Adhi Wicaksono, Russell Beale, Robert Hendley

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Abstract

Implementation intentions, ‘if-then’ plans where ‘if’s are contextual cues and ‘then’s are specific goal-related behaviours, hold much promise as an effective
behaviour change technique to support habit formation. Nevertheless, they have been underused in digital behaviour change interventions. To address this gap, we outline a novel design of an implementation intention intervention that exploits the context-aware functionality of smartphones to extend the scope of
these goal constructs. The results of a probe study and qualitative data from an elicitation survey are presented, from which we derive a set of key design recommendations and pointers for future research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMobileHCI'16
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages690-697
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-4413-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2016
EventMOBILEHCI 2016 - 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services - Florence, Italy
Duration: 6 Sep 20169 Sep 2016

Conference

ConferenceMOBILEHCI 2016 - 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityFlorence
Period6/09/169/09/16

Keywords

  • Implementation Intentions
  • Nonconscious behaviour change technology
  • Context-aware smartphones

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