Facilitating and fostering positive changes in citizens' behaviors is an important dimension in a Smart City, and one of the key issues for city sustainability. However, innovative and often costly city policies and advanced IT solutions are liable to fail, if not combined with initiatives aimed at increasing the awareness of citizens, and promoting their behavioural change. This paper explores the potential of gamification mechanisms to incentivize voluntary behavioural changes. We present a service-based gamification framework which can be used to develop long-running games on top of existing services and systems within a Smart City, and discuss some preliminary findings in an open-field experiment running in the city of Rovereto, Italy, to promote sustainable urban mobility.

A gamification framework for the long-term engagement of smart citizens

Kazhamiakin, Raman;Marconi, Annapaola;Martinelli, Alberto;Pistore, Marco;Valetto, Giuseppe
2016

Abstract

Facilitating and fostering positive changes in citizens' behaviors is an important dimension in a Smart City, and one of the key issues for city sustainability. However, innovative and often costly city policies and advanced IT solutions are liable to fail, if not combined with initiatives aimed at increasing the awareness of citizens, and promoting their behavioural change. This paper explores the potential of gamification mechanisms to incentivize voluntary behavioural changes. We present a service-based gamification framework which can be used to develop long-running games on top of existing services and systems within a Smart City, and discuss some preliminary findings in an open-field experiment running in the city of Rovereto, Italy, to promote sustainable urban mobility.
978-1-5090-1846-8
978-1-5090-1846-8
File in questo prodotto:
File Dimensione Formato  
SmartCities16-amended.pdf

non disponibili

Tipologia: Documento in Post-print
Licenza: NON PUBBLICO - Accesso privato/ristretto
Dimensione 866.25 kB
Formato Adobe PDF
866.25 kB Adobe PDF   Visualizza/Apri   Richiedi una copia

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/11582/306970
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
social impact