Risk and social influence in sustainable smart home technologies

Nataliya Shevchuk, Harri Oinas-kukkonen, Vladlena Benson

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Because of the emerging spread of smart home technologies, reaching and influencing people's behaviour is easier than ever before. Introduction of innovative information systems (IS), present in everyday life, should not ignore the users' security concerns for privacy. We believe that this notion also applies to Green IS that trigger sustainable behaviour change. To understand better the users' perceptions of sustainable persuasive smart home technologies, we inspect a case of a persuasive smart metering system. Specifically, we look at how persuasive systems design influences intention to continue using a smart metering system as well as how risk and self-disclosure affect the impact of the persuasive systems design on a smart metering system. We developed a research model and formed hypotheses by drawing on Persuasive Systems Design model and Adaption Level Theory. We used a smart metering system enhanced with the persuasive features as an illustration of a sustainable persuasive smart home technology. Results of our study provide insights relevant for the further research of security issues in sustainable persuasive smart home technologies as well as for practitioners who introduce similar technologies to the users.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCyber Influence and Cognitive Threats
ISBN (Print)9780128192047
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 20 Sept 2019

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