"Fitter, happier, more productive? The Science and Technology of Behavior Change"

25 September
Zwarte Doos, TU/e campus


There is great promise in technologies that aim to change behaviors. But there’s also a fear that as personalized, user-sensitive technologies entangle with everyday life, we are pressed into a mold of model citizens living bland, data-driven lives, based on a rational collectivist notion of health, happiness and productivity.
In this research meet we focus on the science and technology of behavior change. Are we designing the future we want to live in?

Visitors of this research meet learned new insights through talks and pitches. Of course there also were opportunities to meet other specialists. Visitors mentioned this research meet a very relevant event for everyone.


  • Computational personalization for behavior change
    Maurits Kaptein, Data Science & Health, JADS, Den Bosch / Research methods and statistics, Tilburg University
  • When Things Start to Persuade
    Panos Markopoulos, User Centered Engineering, Industrial Design, TU Eindhoven
  • The excellence of e-coaching
    Philip J. Nickel, Philosophy & Ethics, TU/e
  •  The future of digital behavior change solutions: the relevance of trust, consent and intrinsic motivation
    Joyca Lacroix, Senior Scientist, Philips Research


  • The psychophysiology of persuasion
    Hanne Spelt, PhD Candidate, Philips Research
  • Quantified Self and Habit Formation
    Elçin Hanci, PhD Candidate Human Technology Interaction (TU/e)
  • From self-tracking to self-improvement: mind the gap!
    Els Kersten – van Dijk, PhD Candidate, Human Technology Interaction (TU/e)
  • How to Design a Robot that You Comply With and Trust?
    Aimi Shazwani Ghazali, PhD Candidate Industrial Design (TU/e)
  • Persuading the Vulnerable
    Naomi Jacobs, PhD Candidate Philisophy and Ethics (TU/e)
  • Rethinking trust and consent in mobile behavior change support systems
    Iris Loosman, PhD Candidate Philisophy and Ethics (TU/e)