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Simulating Desired Behavior of Students by Means of a Context-Aware Dynamic-Lighting System in the SmartXp

Kok, H.M. (2017) Simulating Desired Behavior of Students by Means of a Context-Aware Dynamic-Lighting System in the SmartXp.

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Abstract:Smart lighting is an upcoming field of research. The effect of colored light on the body has already been researched in depth. From the effect of light on sleep to the effect on the heart rate. Additionally the preference lighting in offices, hospitals and homes has been studied. We now know, what colors of light people like, what effect it has on the body, but we do not know the effect it has on behavior. Or rather the way we can use light to stimulate behavior. The research question for this report is therefor: How to stimulate desired behavior of students by means of a context aware dynamic lighting system? The desired behavior was evaluated. A literary review describe the effect of light on the body. And the behavior change wheel was used to determine how to stimulate behavior, for this project the concept of nudge was chosen. Lastly the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) was used to evaluate the designed lighting system. The results of the study were that indicating lights alone are not enough to stimulate behavior. From the linear regression model we found that both performance expectancy (PE)( PE-BI, 0.721, 95 percent sig.) and effort expectancy(EE)( EE-BI, 0.592, 95 percent sig.) had significant influence on the behavioral intention (BI). And the correlation between the behavioral intention and the actual use had a standardized beta weight of 0.366 with a significance level of 0.008. After the user evaluation of the lighting system it was concluded that colored light alone is not sufficient to steer behavior. More behavior change techniques are needed than just nudging.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:50 technical science in general
Programme:Creative Technology BSc (50447)
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