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Value conflicts between sustainable and alternative behaviour in daily routines

Schipper, E.W. (2021) Value conflicts between sustainable and alternative behaviour in daily routines.

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Abstract:The current and future challenges of sustainable development require a massive transformation of habits and behaviours. Behaviour support technology might be a suitable method to achieve such a transformation. Behaviour support technology is focused on guiding people’ behaviour. However, supporting sustainable behaviour with behaviour support technology is not at all straightforward since it is not exactly known what values are relevant at this stage, and values are what guides our behaviour. The focus of this research will be on the support of sustainable behaviour, and the integration of sustainability into people’s daily routines. We will try to identify the important values in the context of sustainable behaviour and identify the conflicts that arise between these values and other values important in the context of alternative behaviour in daily routines. We will do this by interviewing people directly about their values and by looking into Value Sensitive Design (VSD) and value literature. The outcome of this research will be a stepping stone for the design of a behaviour support agent that can effectively support people to stick to their sustainable routines or to change their routines sustainably.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:01 general works, 43 environmental science, 54 computer science, 70 social sciences in general
Programme:Business & IT BSc (56066)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/87446
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