Persuasive Technology: Using Computers to Change What We Think and Do (Paperback)
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DescriptionCan computers change what you think and do? Can they motivate you to stop smoking, persuade you to buy insurance, or convince you to join the Army? 'Yes, they can', says Dr. B.J. Fogg, director of the Persuasive Technology Lab at Stanford University. Fogg has coined the phrase 'Captology' (an acronym for computers as persuasive technologies) to capture the domain of research, design, and applications of persuasive computers. In this thought-provoking book, based on nine years of research in captology, Dr. Fogg reveals how Web sites, software applications, and mobile devices can be used to change people's attitudes and behavior. Technology designers, marketers, researchers, consumers - anyone who wants to leverage or simply understand the persuasive power of interactive technology - will appreciate the compelling insights and illuminating examples found inside. Persuasive technology can be controversial-and it should be. Who will wield this power of digital influence? And to what end? Now is the time to survey the issues and explore the principles of persuasive technology, and B.J. Fogg has written this book to be your guide. This book is filled with key term definitions in persuasive computing. It provides frameworks for understanding this domain. It describes real examples of persuasive technologies.
- Published: 04 January 2003
- Format: Paperback 312 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781558606432 ISBN 10: 1558606432
- Sales rank: 138,730
Reviews for Persuasive Technology
A pioneer in the field
Interesting book on the topic of captology and the use of technology (primarily computers) to motivation and persuade people to change behaviour in an ethical way. There are three pages of bibliographic references at the end of every chapter which lends the book quite some credibility. Easy to read. by Nathanael Boehm