Many users take advantage of digital self-control tools to self-regulate their device usage through interventions such as timers and lockout mechanisms. One of the major challenges faced by these tools is the user reacting against their self-imposed constraints and abandoning the tool. Although lower-risk interventions would reduce the likelihood of abandonment, previous research on digital self-control tools has left this area of study relatively unexplored. In response, this paper contributes two foundational principles relating risk and effectiveness; four widely applicable novel design patterns for reducing risk of abandonment of digital self-control tools (continuously variable interventions, anti-aging design, obligatory bundling of interventions, and intermediary control systems); and a prototype digital self-control tool that implements these four low-risk design patterns.

Reducing Risk in Digital Self-Control Tools: Design Patterns and Prototype / Schwartz, R. X.; Monge Roffarello, Alberto; De Russis, Luigi; Apostolellis, Panagiotis. - STAMPA. - (2021), pp. 1-7. ((Intervento presentato al convegno ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2021) tenutosi a Yokohama (Japan) nel May 8-13, 2021 [10.1145/3411763.3451843].

Reducing Risk in Digital Self-Control Tools: Design Patterns and Prototype

Alberto Monge Roffarello;Luigi De Russis;
2021

Abstract

Many users take advantage of digital self-control tools to self-regulate their device usage through interventions such as timers and lockout mechanisms. One of the major challenges faced by these tools is the user reacting against their self-imposed constraints and abandoning the tool. Although lower-risk interventions would reduce the likelihood of abandonment, previous research on digital self-control tools has left this area of study relatively unexplored. In response, this paper contributes two foundational principles relating risk and effectiveness; four widely applicable novel design patterns for reducing risk of abandonment of digital self-control tools (continuously variable interventions, anti-aging design, obligatory bundling of interventions, and intermediary control systems); and a prototype digital self-control tool that implements these four low-risk design patterns.
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