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Smiling @ Friends

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Smiling @ Friends

  1. 1. Smiling @friends A conceptual design by Benjamin Olmsted Stanford University, Spring 2011 CS377T- Calming Tech / Behavior Design Design Challenge To create calm via a socially enabled  intervention Time limit: 2 weeks
  2. 2. Smiling @friends  <ul><li>Persuasive Purpose </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To have participants smile when looking at Facebook photos of friends.  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Industrial Design </li></ul>Stanford University, Spring 2011 CS377T- Calming Tech / Behavior Design     Turning photo views into reasons to smile.
  3. 3. User Description <ul><ul><li>Jane sends pictures to facebook via her phone at least once a day. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>She often comments on anything her friends do. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>She speeds through photo albums </li></ul></ul>Stanford University, Spring 2011 CS377T- Calming Tech / Behavior Design
  4. 4. Why not Smile @friends? She remembers that she can smile at her friends' fun!     She does! Gabby is looking at friends having fun. Why isn't she having as much fun? She wonders. She sees that someone smiled at a picture! She pays it forward by smiling at other photos, and letting people know! Stanford University, Spring 2011 CS377T- Calming Tech / Behavior Design Smiling @Friends!
  5. 5. Prototype of Smiling @friends Stanford University, Spring 2011 CS377T- Calming Tech / Behavior Design
  6. 6. Features/Functionality <ul><ul><li>Facebook page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Users @mention it when they smile at a photo of a friend. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Text based reminders that smiling is possible. </li></ul></ul>Stanford University, Spring 2011 CS377T- Calming Tech / Behavior Design
  7. 7. Theoretical Justifications <ul><ul><li>Replacing a negative stressor with a positive one. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smiling is really good for people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smiling at people you know increases positive affect towards those people, including bonding response and  reciprocal  behaviors.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Photo browsing is a pervasive behavior which can stimulate self-comparative judgements and stress, a major source of ill-health. </li></ul></ul>Stanford University, Spring 2011 CS377T- Calming Tech / Behavior Design
  8. 8. Results of User Testing <ul><ul><ul><li>~10 users of Lovingkindness @ friends </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Too esoteric </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To  complicated  initially  </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Stanford University, Spring 2011 CS377T- Calming Tech / Behavior Design
  9. 9. Shortcomings of Design <ul><ul><li>Non-trivial to show  aggregate  stats </li></ul></ul>Stanford University, Spring 2011 CS377T- Calming Tech / Behavior Design

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