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The Fine Line Between Persuasion and Digital Addiction

The Fine Line Between Persuasion and Digital Addiction
The Fine Line Between Persuasion and Digital Addiction

Digital addiction is becoming a prevalent societal concern and persuasive design techniques used in digital platforms might be accountable also for the development and maintenance of such problematic behavior. This paper theoretically analyses the relationship between persuasive system design principles and digital addiction in light of theories on behavioral and substance-based addictions. The findings suggest that some of the persuasive design principles, in specific contexts, may trigger and expedite digital addiction. The purpose of this paper is to open a discussion around the potential effects of persuasive technology on digital addiction and cater to this risk in the design processes and the persuasive design itself.

Addiction theory, Digital addiction, Persuasive system design
0302-9743
289-307
Springer
Cemiloglu, Deniz
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Naiseh, Mohammad
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Catania, Maris
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Oinas-Kukkonen, Harri
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Ali, Raian
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Ali, Raian
Lugrin, Birgit
Charles, Fred
Cemiloglu, Deniz
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Naiseh, Mohammad
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Catania, Maris
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Oinas-Kukkonen, Harri
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Ali, Raian
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Ali, Raian
Lugrin, Birgit
Charles, Fred

Cemiloglu, Deniz, Naiseh, Mohammad, Catania, Maris, Oinas-Kukkonen, Harri and Ali, Raian (2021) The Fine Line Between Persuasion and Digital Addiction. Ali, Raian, Lugrin, Birgit and Charles, Fred (eds.) In Persuasive Technology: PERSUASIVE 2021. vol. 12684, Springer. pp. 289-307 . (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-79460-6_23).

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Abstract

Digital addiction is becoming a prevalent societal concern and persuasive design techniques used in digital platforms might be accountable also for the development and maintenance of such problematic behavior. This paper theoretically analyses the relationship between persuasive system design principles and digital addiction in light of theories on behavioral and substance-based addictions. The findings suggest that some of the persuasive design principles, in specific contexts, may trigger and expedite digital addiction. The purpose of this paper is to open a discussion around the potential effects of persuasive technology on digital addiction and cater to this risk in the design processes and the persuasive design itself.

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Published date: 2021
Venue - Dates: 16th International Conference on Persuasive Technology, PERSUASIVE 2021, , Virtual, Online, 2021-04-11 - 2021-04-13
Keywords: Addiction theory, Digital addiction, Persuasive system design

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Local EPrints ID: 455595
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/455595
ISSN: 0302-9743
PURE UUID: dbdbfb23-5155-46b2-bc3a-b0e683cc3a57
ORCID for Mohammad Naiseh: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4927-5086

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Date deposited: 28 Mar 2022 16:45
Last modified: 28 Apr 2022 02:32

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Author: Deniz Cemiloglu
Author: Mohammad Naiseh ORCID iD
Author: Maris Catania
Author: Harri Oinas-Kukkonen
Author: Raian Ali
Editor: Raian Ali
Editor: Birgit Lugrin
Editor: Fred Charles

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