Posts tagged ‘persuasive technology’

March 29, 2016

Trouble auf dem FutureDay 2016

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Matthias Laschke spricht auf dem FutureDay 2016 über unsere Pleasurable Troublemaker. Der FutureDay wird vom Zukunftsinstitut ausgerichtet und ist ein Kongress, der sich seit 2000 mit bevorstehenden kulturellen, technologischen und gesellschaftlichen Entwicklungen beschäftigt. Im Rahmen des Kongresses werden auch eine Auswahl von Troublemakern ausgestellt. Wir freuen uns auf den FutureDay.

November 9, 2015

“Hei Oslo”… :)


Matthias Laschke is invited to talk about our approach of the Pleasurable Troublemakers at Oslo University, Department of Informatics.

Department of Informatics
Ole Johan Dahls Hus
Gaustadalléen 23 B
2 p.m.
November, 9th

October 16, 2015

Pleasurable Troublemakers and an Aesthetic of Friction

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Matthias Laschke is invited to talk about our approach of the Pleasurable Troublemakers at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Economic and Organizational Psychology, Department Psychology. The new home of our former colleague Sarah Diefenbach. Looking forward to meet Sarah again in Munich.

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Economic and Organizational Psychology
Department Psychology
2.15 – 3.45 p.m.


September 8, 2015

A beast with good intentions. In a nutshell: “Annoying, but in a Nice Way”


Download the paper here…

“Annoying, but in a Nice Way”: An Inquiry into the Experience of Frictional Feedback

Matthias Laschke 1, Sarah Diefenbach 2, and Marc Hassenzahl 1
1 Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen, Germany
2 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany

There is increasing interest in the potential use of interactive technologies as a means to motivate attitudinal and behavioral change. At the heart of this function is the provision of feedback, such as steps taken, kilowatt-hours used, or liters of water consumed. Often, however, this feedback involves a mere visualization—an appeal aimed at turning meaning into action. The present paper suggests an alternative approach: feedback designed to create situated friction, which then inspires reflection and meaning-making. Such frictional feedback attempts to disrupt routines and to imply alternative courses of action. At the same time, it should be experienced as acceptable and meaningful. The present case explores the experience of frictional feedback through the Never Hungry Caterpillar, a device designed to avoid the energy wastage caused by keeping electronic equipment in standby mode.

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August 24, 2015

Business Punk and Experience Design

Part of our research was featured in “Business Punk” (a German business magazine). Thanks Voker Marquart for your nice article and the interview.

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March 18, 2015

Don’t Relax: See this article!

Check out the latest feature about our Intervator and the Pleasurable Troublemakers on fastco.exist. Thanks Adele for the nice chat and article.Bildschirmfoto 2015-03-17 um 22.45.52

March 18, 2015

Troublemakers at “The Need for Design”

Matthias Laschke is invited to talk about our approach of Transformational Objects at the 4th International Design Conference “The Need for Design” in Katowice. Looking forward to this event. Meet Matthias at the conference.


January 15, 2015

Wohlbefinden braucht Veränderung, Veränderung braucht Design!

Nur noch wenige Tage anmelden! Bis zum 06.02.15 noch anmelden.

“Ein Tag, vier Talks, ein Thema: Wie kann Gestaltung Menschen dabei helfen, sich selbst zu verändern? 
Symposium am 12.02.2015, 14:00 Uhr, Sanaa Gebäude Zollverein, Essen”

Anmeldung & alle Details hier!!!SYMPOSIUM_12FEB

October 10, 2014


We will present parts of our research projects on this year’s NordiCHI’14 in Helsinki.


Tuesday 28.10.14 at 11.40 a.m. (Session: UX Evaluation) | Convenient, clean, and efficient? The experiential costs of everyday automation by Marc Hassenzahl and Holger Klapperich

Thursday 30.10.14 at 10.50 a.m. (Session: Models and Theory) | Aesthetics of Interaction – a literature synthesis by Eva Lenz, Sarah Diefenbach and Marc Hassenzahl 

Thursday 30.10.14 at 11.50 a.m. (Session: Design Cases) | Keymoment: Initiating Behavior Change through Friendly Friction by Matthias Laschke, Sarah Diefenbach, Thies Schneider and Marc Hassenzahl

We’re looking forward to meeting you!

October 6, 2014

Dortmund Mini Maker Faire

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On October 6th we were invited to present our Pleasurable Troublemakers at the Dortmund Mini Maker Fair. Moreover Claudius Lazzeroni gave a talk about our projects at Folkwang University of the Arts. The fair was part of the WissensNacht Ruhr (science night). Here are some impressions.