Prof. Mark Blythe, Chair in Interdisciplinary Design, Northumbria School of Design and Prof. Kia Hook, Interaction Lab, Swedish Institute of Computer Science discussed persuasive technologies designed to help us improve our health, consume less energy, straighten up and fly right.
Kia Höök is Professor in Human-Machine Interaction at Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, and manager of the Interaction Laboratory, Stockholm University. Kia invented the idea of social navigation, enabling users to find their way through the space based on what other users have done or are doing in that space. Kia leads the Social Computing group in the HUMLE-lab, in which several systems were built to illustrate and test the idea of social navigation – both for the web and in mobile settings. Kristina has published more than 50 scientific papers, co-edited two books on Social Navigation and written a range of book chapters and popular science descriptions.
Mark Blythe is a design ethnographer working in the field of Human Computer Interaction. His research interests include the ageing population, looming ecological catastrophe and the messed up world we’re in. He is currently working on a project on banking for the older old. His other work draws on critical theory and YouTube to consider the impacts of new and emerging technologies.