Transforming Wellbeing
Transforming Wellbeing
Designing spaces that successfully blend technological advancements with human nature to transform our lives and businesses towards wellbeing.
— Prof. Agnis Stibe
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Theory of Transforming Wellbeing (TTW) is emerging as an inevitable response to the ever-growing imbalance in our lives across the globe. Over the decades, we have been advancing technologies to make our lives better. The fundamental question still remains: with all the evolving innovations, are we gaining decent success in achieving happier and more sustainable societies? All the crucial domains of our lives continuously provide evidence of things getting misbalanced despite us making huge progress in building increasingly capable technological innovations, such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, augmented reality, autonomous vehicles, and drones, just to name a few. The TTW advances scientific knowledge and its practical applications to transform lives. Due to its strong fundament that intertwines technological innovations with human nature, the theory is applicable in many essential life contexts, including health, education, sustainability, equality, governance, safety, emergency, management, marketing, ecology, and economy.

Prof. Agnis Stibe is the founder of the Theory of Transforming Wellbeing (TTW). At Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT Media Lab), he established research on Persuasive Cities that encourage healthy and sustainable living. He believes that our world can become a better place thought purposefully designed urban spaces that successfully blend technological advancements with human nature. At ESLSCA Business School Paris, he advances Transforming Sociotech Design (TSD) that leverages socio-psychological theories to design sustainable transformations of our societies towards wellbeing. He has worked for Fortune 100 companies, including Hewlett-Packard and Oracle. He has received awards from MIT Media Lab (USA), Nokia Foundation (Finland), Dr. Theo and Friedl Schoeller Research Center for Business and Society (Germany), and the Ministry of Education and Science (Latvia). He holds a master degree in computer science (University of Latvia), an MBA (RTU Riga Business School), a PhD (University of Oulu), and a postdoctoral training from the renowned MIT Media Lab (USA).



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Selected Publications

2018

Stibe, A., Kjær Christensen, A.K., & Nyström, T. (2018). Transforming Sociotech Design (TSD). In: Ham J., Karapanos E., Morita P., Burns C. (eds) Adjunct Proceedings of Persuasive Technology. PERSUASIVE 2018. [PDF]

Cyr, D., Head, M., Lim, E., & Stibe, A. (2018). Using the Elaboration Likelihood Model to Examine Online Persuasion through Website DesignInformation & Management [PDF]

Alluhaidan, A., Chatterjee, S., Drew, D., & Stibe, A. (2018). Sustaining Health Behaviors Through Empowerment: A Deductive Theoretical Model of Behavior Change Based on Information and Communication Technology (ICT). In: Ham J., Karapanos E., Morita P., Burns C. (eds) Persuasive Technology. PERSUASIVE 2018. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10809. Springer, Cham [PDF]

Mylonopoulou, V., Väyrynen, K., Stibe, A., & Isomursu, M. (2018). Rationale Behind Socially Influencing Design Choices for Health Behavior Change. In: Ham J., Karapanos E., Morita P., Burns C. (eds) Persuasive Technology. PERSUASIVE 2018. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10809. Springer, Cham [PDF]

Dabi, J., Wiafe, I., Stibe, A., & Abdulai, J.D. (2018). Can an Enterprise System Persuade? The Role of Perceived Effectiveness and Social Influence. In: Ham J., Karapanos E., Morita P., Burns C. (eds) Persuasive Technology. PERSUASIVE 2018. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10809. Springer, Cham [PDF]

Stibe, A. (2018). Transforming Sociotech Design (TSD). In: Ham J., Karapanos E., Morita P., Burns C. (eds) Adjunct Proceedings of Persuasive Technology. PERSUASIVE 2018. [PDF]

Stibe, A., & Wiafe, I. (2018). Beyond Persuasive Cities: Spaces that Transform Human Behavior and Attitude. In: Ham J., Karapanos E., Morita P., Burns C. (eds) Adjunct Proceedings of Persuasive Technology. PERSUASIVE 2018. [PDF]

Fiorelli, S., & Stibe, A. (2018). Transforming Cities: A 3D User Experience Design for Social Behavior Change and Urban Sustainability. In: Ham J., Karapanos E., Morita P., Burns C. (eds) Adjunct Proceedings of Persuasive Technology. PERSUASIVE 2018. [PDF]

Felix, J., & Stibe, A. (2018). Transforming Persuasive Cities towards Sustainable Wellbeing. In: Ham J., Karapanos E., Morita P., Burns C. (eds) Adjunct Proceedings of Persuasive Technology. PERSUASIVE 2018. [PDF]

Stibe, A., Pangbourne, K., Wells, S., Cugelman, B., & Kjær Christensen, A.K. (2018). Uncovering Dark Patterns in Persuasive Technology. In: Ham J., Karapanos E., Morita P., Burns C. (eds) Adjunct Proceedings of Persuasive Technology. PERSUASIVE 2018. [PDF]

Langrial, S., de Vries, P., Gram-Hansen S.B., & Stibe, A. (2018). Persuasive Technology: Making a Difference Together. In: Ham J., Karapanos E., Morita P., Burns C. (eds) Adjunct Proceedings of Persuasive Technology. PERSUASIVE 2018. [PDF]

2017

Hofmeister, T.B., & Stibe, A. (2017). Living Mobility Transitions towards Bicycling: Designing Practices through Co-Creation and Socially Influencing SystemsThe Design Journal, 20:sup1, S3305-S3316, DOI: 10.1080/14606925.2017.1352834 [PDF]

Noyman, A., Stibe, A., & Larson, K. (2017). Roadmap for Autonomous Cities: Sustainable Transformation of Urban Spaces. 23rd Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2017), August 10-12, 2017, Boston, MA, USA [PDF]

2016

Stibe, A., & Larson, K. (2016). Persuasive Cities for Sustainable Wellbeing: Quantified Communities. In M. Younas et al. (eds.): Mobile Web and Intelligent Information Systems (MobiWIS 2016), LNCS 9847 (pp. 271–282) [PDF]

Stibe, A. (2016). Persuasive Cities: Health Behavior Change at Scale. Adjunct Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Persuasive Technology (pp. 42–45) [PDF]

Stibe, A., Chatterjee, S., Schechtner, K., Wunsch, M., Millonig, A., Seer, S., Chin, R.C.C., & Larson, K. (2016). Empowering Cities for Sustainable Wellbeing. Adjunct Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Persuasive Technology (pp. 76–79) [PDF]

Stibe, A., & Cugelman, B. (2016). Persuasive Backfiring: When Behavior Change Interventions Trigger Unintended Negative Outcomes. In Persuasive Technology (pp. 65–77). Springer International Publishing [PDF]

Millonig, A., Wunsch, M., Stibe, A., Seer, S., Dai, C., Schechtner, K., & Chin, R.C.C. (2016). Gamification and Social Dynamics Behind Corporate Cycling Campaigns. Transportation Research Procedia, 19, (pp. 33–39) [PDF]

Siller, M., & Stibe, A. (2016). Programmable Cities: A New ICT Approach. Proceedings of the Empowering Cities for Sustainable Wellbeing (ECSW) workshop, adjunct to the 11th International Conference on Persuasive Technology, CEUR Vol-1817 (paper 4) [PDF]

Wunsch, M., Stibe, A., Millonig, A., Seer, S., Chin, R.C.C., & Schechtner, K. (2016) Gamification and Social Dynamics: Insights from a Corporate Cycling Campaign. In: Streitz, N., Markopoulos, P. (eds.) DAPI 2016. LNCS 9749, (pp. 494–503) [PDF]

Simendinger, T., & Stibe, A. (2016). How Increasing Technology Reliance is Influencing Behaviors and Happiness. Proceedings of the Empowering Cities for Sustainable Wellbeing (ECSW) workshop, adjunct to the 11th International Conference on Persuasive Technology, CEUR Vol-1817 (paper 8) [PDF]

Wunsch, M., Millonig, A., Seer, S., Schechtner, K., Stibe, A., & Chin, R.C.C. (2016). Challenged to Bike: Assessing the Potential Impact of Gamified Cycling Initiatives. Transportation Research Board (TRB) 95th Annual Meeting, January 10–14, 2016, Washington D.C., USA [PDF]

Martin, R., & Stibe, A. (2016). Sensing-Bot and Persuasive Systems for the New Makerspace. Proceedings of the Empowering Cities for Sustainable Wellbeing (ECSW) workshop, adjunct to the 11th International Conference on Persuasive Technology, CEUR Vol-1817 (paper 6) [PDF]

2015

Stibe, A. (2015). Advancing Typology of Computer-Supported Influence: Moderation Effects in Socially Influencing Systems. In Persuasive Technology (pp. 253–264). Springer International Publishing [PDF]

Stibe, A. (2015). Towards a Framework for Socially Influencing Systems: Meta-Analysis of Four PLS-SEM Based Studies. In Persuasive Technology (pp. 172–183). Springer International Publishing [PDF]

Cyr, D., Head, M., Lim, E., & Stibe, A. (2015). The Art of Online Persuasion through Design: The Role of Issue Involvement as it Influences Users based on Prior KnowledgeInternational Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Proceedings of the Fourteenth Annual Workshop on HCI Research in MIS, Fort Worth, Texas, USA. (Received the best paper award.) [PDF]

Wunsch, M., Stibe, A., Millonig, A., Seer, S., Dai, C., Schechtner, K., & Chin, R.C.C. (2015). What Makes You Bike? Exploring Persuasive Strategies to Encourage Low-Energy Mobility. In Persuasive Technology (pp. 53–64). Springer International Publishing [PDF]

2014

Stibe, A. (2014). Socially Influencing Systems: Persuading People to Engage with Publicly Displayed Twitter-based Systems. Acta Universitatis Ouluensis. PhD thesis [PDF]

Stibe, A. (2014). Exploring Social Influence and Incremental Online Persuasion on Twitter: A Longitudinal Study. In Mobile Web Information Systems (pp. 286–300). Springer International Publishing [PDF]

Stibe, A., & Oinas-Kukkonen, H. (2014). User Engagement in Feedback Sharing through Social Influence. The Evolution of the Internet in the Business Sector: Web 1.0 to Web 3.0 (pp. 234–257). IGI Global book series Advances in E-Business Research [PDF]

Stibe, A., & Oinas-Kukkonen, H. (2014). Designing Persuasive Systems for User Engagement in Collaborative Interaction. Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) [PDF]

Stibe, A., & Oinas-Kukkonen, H. (2014). Using Social Influence for Motivating Customers to Generate and Share Feedback. In Persuasive Technology (pp. 224–235). Springer International Publishing (Received the 3rd best paper award.) [PDF]

2013

Stibe, A., Oinas-Kukkonen, H., & Lehto, T. (2013). Exploring Social Influence on Customer Engagement: A Pilot Study on the Effects of Social Learning, Social Comparison, and Normative Influence. In Proceedings of the 46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) (pp. 2735–2744). IEEE [PDF]

2011

Stibe, A., Oinas-Kukkonen, H., Bērziņa, I., & Pahnila, S. (2011). Incremental Persuasion through Microblogging: A Survey of Twitter Users in Latvia. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Persuasive Technology: Persuasive Technology and Design: Enhancing Sustainability and Health (p. 8). ACM [PDF]

2009

Stibe, A., & Bicevskis, J. (2009). Web Site Modeling and Prototyping Based on a Domain-Specific Language. Computers Science and Information Technologies, vol.751 (pp. 7–21). University of Latvia [PDF]

EDITORIAL

2016

Stibe, A., & Wunsch, M. (2016). Proceedings of the Workshop on Empowering Cities for Sustainable Wellbeing (ECSW 2016). Adjunct to the 11th International Conference on Persuasive Technology (PERSUASIVE 2016). Salzburg, Austria, April 5, 2016. CEUR Workshop Proceedings, Vol-1817 [PDF]

2011

Haugtvedt, C.P., & Stibe, A. (2011). Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Persuasive Technology: Persuasive Technology and Design: Enhancing Sustainability and Health (PERSUASIVE 2011). June 2-5, 2011, Columbus, OH, USA. ACM, New York, NY, USA [PDF]


We are social beings by nature, and have been for ages.
Today, technologies enable new ways to shrink the world by bringing us closer together. While such innovations often serve as media channels, they can also be purposefully designed to transform our lives.
— Prof. Agnis Stibe