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FOX: A Flexible and Heterogeneus Mixed User Model to Address Sustainable Behaviour in Smart Environments †

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DeustoTech, University of Deusto, Avenida de las Universidades 24, 48007 Bilbao, Spain
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Engineering Faculty, University of Deusto, Avenida de las Universidades 24, 48007 Bilbao, Spain
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Ubiquitous Design, Universität Siegen, Kohlbettstraße 15, 57072 Siegen, Germany
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Presented at the 13th International Conference on Ubiquitious Computing and Ambient Intelligence UCAmI 2019, Toledo, Spain, 2–4 December 2019.
Proceedings 2019, 31(1), 82; https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2019031082
Published: 21 November 2019
Addressing how human behaviour can be taken into account when designing for sustainability is an emerging topic in the development of pro-environmental person-centred smart systems. Indeed, user diversity and categorisation in the context of sustainable behaviour was already studied by some scholars in recent literature. However, the complexity of the individual present some open challenges that still have to be further investigated. In this work, behavioural theories and user characterisation are analysed together to better understand the human factors when trying to influence sustainable lifestyles and actions. Then, theoretical frameworks are combined and mapped in a novel user meta-model, coined FOX, that classifies the individual dynamically taking into account its heterogeneity and diversity. The dimensions involved in the FOX proposal are explained by describing the categorisation of each dimension. Besides, an example of the potential application of the model is exposed to better contextualise the work presented. Finally, controversial aspects and emerging ideas of the proposal are equally discussed throughout the paper as well as we discuss the use of FOX model to inform the design of behaviour change interventions related to sustainability.
Keywords: sustainable behaviour change; human computer interaction; user modelling; behavioural theories; smart environments sustainable behaviour change; human computer interaction; user modelling; behavioural theories; smart environments
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Irizar-Arrieta, A.; Retegi, A.; Casado-Mansilla, D.; Laschke, M.; López-de-Ipiña, D. FOX: A Flexible and Heterogeneus Mixed User Model to Address Sustainable Behaviour in Smart Environments. Proceedings 2019, 31, 82. https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2019031082

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Irizar-Arrieta A, Retegi A, Casado-Mansilla D, Laschke M, López-de-Ipiña D. FOX: A Flexible and Heterogeneus Mixed User Model to Address Sustainable Behaviour in Smart Environments. Proceedings. 2019; 31(1):82. https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2019031082

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Irizar-Arrieta, Ane, Aiur Retegi, Diego Casado-Mansilla, Matthias Laschke, and Diego López-de-Ipiña. 2019. "FOX: A Flexible and Heterogeneus Mixed User Model to Address Sustainable Behaviour in Smart Environments" Proceedings 31, no. 1: 82. https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2019031082

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