User awareness and user behavior in a shared space: Using plant as the information display

Ph Wan, D. Holstius, J. Kembel, A. Hurst, J. Forlizzi

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Abstract

People are aware of objects in physical spaces to which they may act responsively. We are interested in human behavioral changes in the presence of reactive displays in shared environments. In a limited 2-week field study, using plants (both natural and artificial) as reactive displays, we observed human trash disposal/recycling behavior. We found that there is a significant increase in recycling (p=0.08) when there are reactive display with natural plants. We also noticed increase in recycling with displays with artificial plants. These findings suggest that people can and do alter their behavior in shared environments, and that such behavioral changes can be effected by the use of reactive/responsive information displays.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages349-354
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2006
Event11th International Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia 2006, CAADRIA 2006 - Kumamoto, Japan
Duration: Mar 31 2006Apr 2 2006

Conference

Conference11th International Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia 2006, CAADRIA 2006
CountryJapan
CityKumamoto
Period3/31/064/2/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture

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