Laboratory of Informatics of Grenoble Engineering Human-Computer Interaction Research Group

Engineering Human-Computer Interaction
Research Group

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

In 14th EAI International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services (Mobiquitous'17). 2017. to appear.

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.