Mind the theoretical gap: interpreting, using, and developing behavioral theory in HCI research

  title={Mind the theoretical gap: interpreting, using, and developing behavioral theory in HCI research},
  author={Eric B. Hekler and Predrag V. Klasnja and Jon Froehlich and Matthew P. Buman},
  journal={Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
  • E. Hekler, P. Klasnja, M. Buman
  • Published 27 April 2013
  • Psychology
  • Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Researchers in HCI and behavioral science are increasingly exploring the use of technology to support behavior change in domains such as health and sustainability. This work, however, remain largely siloed within the two communities. We begin to address this silo problem by attempting to build a bridge between the two disciplines at the level of behavioral theory. Specifically, we define core theoretical terms to create shared understanding about what theory is, discuss ways in which behavioral… 

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