Fall 2004: 4.208
Designing Persuasive Environments and Technologies

Introduction and interests email 

Due Tuesday Sep 14


Part 1: 

Please send an email with subject line "4.208 assignment 1" to my email and with the following information and answers to questions:  


Your goals for this course

Skill sets for this course

General areas of interest

From the list below, indicate the topics for which you'd be most interested in designing technologies/environments that motivate behavior change: 


Part 2: 

Go online to the electronic databases section of your university. Based upon your research or interests, spend 15 minutes searching for several recent papers that discuss behavior change/persuasion as they relate to your interests. For example, if your research interest is energy you might look for several papers that discuss how to persuade people to change their energy consumption patterns. Limit your search to papers published in the last 5 years.  

Bring a clean printout of the full paper you think is most interesting to class on Tuesday, September 14 and email the reference to my email when you find it. 

Last modified: Wednesday, September 08, 2004