Zephyr: Exploring Digital Behaviour Change Interventions to Treat Hoarding

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Hoarding disorder is a complex condition that hasattracted little research attention, despite adversely affecting 2-5% of the population. We review the
options and difficulties in the treatment of hoarding disorder using technology. We present a novel intervention design, delivered on tablets, that combines
a Cognitive Bias Modification game with goal tracking functionality. We outline two experiments in progress: a lab study to measure the impact of our game on a
non-hoarding population, and a probe study to determine the suitability of the intervention for participants with hoarding disorder.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMobileHCI'16
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sep 2016
EventMobileHCI 2016: Exploring Digital Behaviour Change Interventions to Treat Hoarding - Florence, Italy
Duration: 6 Sep 20169 Sep 2016


ConferenceMobileHCI 2016


  • Nonconscious behaviour change using technology , hoarding , cognitive bias modification , goal setting