Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble Équipe Ingénierie de l'Interaction Humain-Machine

Équipe Ingénierie de l'Interaction

Persuasive Events and User’s Roles in Mobile-Based Interactive Solutions for Nature Discovery

In Proceedings of the 14th EAI International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services. pages 511-519. 2017.

Alessandro Fenicio, Yann Laurillau, Gaëlle Calvary


The exploration and the discovery of nature through walking, cycling, touring, trekking and hiking are targeted by this work, part of an on-going research on mobile-based persuasive user interaction. Considering HCI solutions dedicated to discover and explore nature, we uncover the concept of persuasive event and several classes of roles that users may endorse during a long-term usage of such interactive solutions. We claim the importance of these events and roles as, leveraging persuasion, they may contribute to increase the nature discovery experi- ence and to sustain motivation through user interaction. In this contribution we share these insights from our studies on the Mhikes platform, designed for such kind of nature-involved activities.