TEDx talk - http://bit.ly/TEDxp
Publication - http://cp.media.mit.edu/s/Stibe_2016f_PCSW_CC_Larson.pdf
Can you imagine a city that feels, understands, and cares? Many of us live and work in an urban environment, however we often are not aware of how hugely our behavior is influenced by the environment. Future cities will alter human behavior in countless ways and Socially Influencing Systems (SIS) will play an important role in making urban spaces more livable and resource-efficient by addressing current environmental problems and enabling healthier routines. This talk will focus on discussing ways for reshaping our current environments and designing future "persuasive cities" to help people become healthier and to acquire sustainable lifestyles. As one of the examples, this talk will provide insights into a recently conducted, large-scale study called Biking Tourney. For six weeks, it engaged 239 employees of 14 organizations from the Greater Boston area, including Google, Miller Dyer Spears, Volpe, iRobot, Boston Children’s Hospital, FastCAP Systems, Cazena, and others. Altogether, the tourney participants rode 29,374 miles on their daily return trips to work.