Mastering Transformation
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TRANSFROMS.ME Talk at TEDxAUP
May
25
1:00 PM13:00

TRANSFROMS.ME Talk at TEDxAUP

Demystifying Transformation

Majority of global problems are byproducts of poor human attitude and behavior. Often people find reasons outside themselves for why we have such environmental issues and cultural segregation. We tend to see changes as something difficult, impossible, and mystical, thus something to avoid. Such attitude naturally leads to questionable choices and consequent results. This talk will demystify human change and reveal the secrets of transformation, thus making it easy for everyone to apply globally.

Demystifying Human Change: Transformation Made Easy for Everyone

People, businesses, communities, societies, basically everyone needs help with transforming their lives and activities. Many want to permanently change or walk the path of sustainable transformation, but we also know how often our new year's resolutions end in February. People are often unsuccessful with transformation because they don't have knowledge about it, and thus it seems mystical to many. This talk will revolutionize this aspect by introducing:

  • Transforming Wellbeing Theory — that explains the essentials of and the inevitable need for global transformations (Stibe et al. 2019),

  • Typology of Change — that clarifies the variety of changes and provides ways to consciously separate them (Stibe et al. 2019),

  • Transforming Framework — that contains 8 applicable tools for immediate use (Stibe et al. 2019), and

  • Transforming Sociotech Design — that bends technological innovations with human nature to empower sustainable changes at scale (Stibe et al. 2018, Stibe & Larson 2016).

Our world is going crazy, so what? Therefore, this talk will reveal how the Transforming Wellbeing Theory & Practice 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? Every crucial domain of our lives continuously provides evidence of how things are getting imbalanced 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 talk will provide scientific insights and practical applications to transform lives at global scale. Due to its strong fundament that intertwines technological innovations with human nature, this work is applicable in many essential life contexts, including health, education, sustainability, equality, governance, safety, emergency, management, marketing, ecology, economy, and dwelling.

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Empowering Sustainable Change
Apr
9
2:00 PM14:00

Empowering Sustainable Change

Emergence of Transforming Wellbeing Theory (TWT) Tutorial

Majority of global problems and business challenges are byproducts of poor human attitude and behavior. Communities, societies, businesses, and organizations, basically everyone needs help with transformations. People often tend to perceive changes as something difficult, impossible, and mystical, thus are willing to avoid them. That attitude naturally leads to poorer decisions and consequent behavioral outcomes. This science-driven tutorial demystifies transformation by introducing:

  • Transforming Wellbeing Theory (TWT) — that explains the essentials of and inevitable necessity for transformation,

  • Typology of Change — that clarifies the variety of different changes, and

  • Transforming Framework — that provides 8 (eight) applicable tools for bending technological innovations with human nature to empower sustainable changes at scale.

Due to its scientific richness and practical nature, this transforming tutorial is applicable in many essential contexts, including wellbeing, health, innovation, leadership, autonomy, commercialization, education, diversity, culture, sustainability, dwelling, equality, social change, governance, automation, emergency, management, marketing, art, safety, ecology, and economy.

Transforming Wellbeing Theory

Transforming Wellbeing Theory is emerging as an inevitable response to the ever-growing imbalance in our lives across the globe [15]. Over the decades, we have been advancing technologies to make our lives better and businesses growing. The fundamental question still remains: with all the evolving technologies, are we gaining decent success in achieving healthier societies and well performing organizations? Every crucial domain of our lives continuously provides evidence of how things are getting imbalanced despite us making huge progress in building increasingly capable innovations. This work summarizes the state-of-the-art scientific insights and practical applications to transform lives and accelerate businesses at global scale.

Present knowledge on persuasive technology often reveals how behavior change designs and interventions are limited in sustaining their effects [5-6]. There is an increasing need for novel ways to design technology that helps people not only to achieve their goals, but also to support sustaining their newly developed habits. Transforming innovations should ultimately empower people and organizations to succeed in their desired and more often even inevitable changes. Thus, the theory aims at extending the understanding beyond limitations of traditional change management and behavioral designs.

The theory is highly instrumental for organizations and communities that are designing for and undergoing transformations, as it provides and helps internalizing easy to use methods and tools for achieving permanent behavior change. This science-driven work embodies advanced knowledge on how to design sustainable changes, including Typology of Change and Transforming Framework.

Typology of Change

Scientific literature [1] [3-4] [16] reveals three general types of change: transactional, transitional, and transformational (Fig. 1). Transactional change is usually defined as an occurrence producing an outcome that differs from previous preferences. Then, transitional change is often defined as a period, in which certain outcomes significantly differ from what was habitual before. However, transformational change manifests itself as a continuum having direction as well as magnitude to produce apparently irreversible shifts.

Fig. 1.  Typology of Change.

Fig. 1. Typology of Change.

The three types of change have their characteristics, including general descriptions, overall perspective, perceived timelines, orientations, nature, metrics, underlying psychology, and some examples provided in Table 1.

Table 1.  Types of change and their characteristics.

Table 1. Types of change and their characteristics.

Transforming Framework

Despite acknowledgeable progress in designing persuasive technologies, many behavioral design interventions still produce unsustainable effects on target audiences [8]. To help scientists and practitioners creating technology designs for sustainable change [7] and wellbeing [10], a science-driven Transforming Framework is introduced (Fig. 2).

Transforming Framework embodies 8 (eight) scientifically driven tools that leverage prior knowledge on triadic reciprocal determinism (TRIANGLE) [2], elaboration and behavioral modeling (CURVE) [6] [9], essential components for defining transformation (METRIC) [14], susceptibility to influence and change (CIRCLES) [14], key layers of transforming technology design (ARCHITECTURE) [14], fundamentals of socially influencing systems (SOCIUM) [11], typology of computer-supported influence (MODERATION) [12], and dark patterns and persuasive backfiring (ETHICS) [13].

Fig. 2.  Transforming Framework.

Fig. 2. Transforming Framework.

Event

This is the fourth sequential event succeeding the “Persuasive Urban Mobility” workshop in 2015, the “Empowering Cities for Sustainable Wellbeing” workshop in 2016, and the “Transforming Sociotech Design” tutorial in 2018. The number of participants has significantly grown over these events, which evidences their importance and relevance to the Persuasive Technology community, especially the conference participants. This upgraded tutorial will introduce and explain how the

Transforming Wellbeing Theory (TWT) contributes to the Persuasive Technology (PT) research by extending our understanding beyond limitations of traditional behavioral change designs and interventions.

This tutorial addresses highly important research direction that influences the future of PT and ways to properly and ethically design our ever-increasing technology-supported environments. The PT community will benefit from the advanced knowledge and immediate capacity of applying the fundamental strategies and frameworks to transform lives.

Organizers

References

  1. Amado, G., Ambrose, A.: The Transitional Approach to Change. Karnac Books (2001)

  2. Bandura, A.: Social Foundations of Thought and Action: A Social Cognitive Theory. Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs (1986)

  3. de Biasi, K.: The Interdependent Relation between Continuity and Change. In Solving the Change Paradox by Means of Trust, pp. 45-75. Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden (2019)

  4. Burke, W. W., Litwin, G. H.: A Causal Model of Organizational Performance and Change. Journal of Management, 18(3), pp. 523-545 (1992)

  5. Chatterjee, S., Price, A.: Healthy Living with Persuasive Technologies: Framework, Issues, and Challenges. American Medical Informatics Association Journal 16, 171–178 (2009)

  6. Fogg, B.J.: Persuasive Technology: Using Computers to Change What We Think and Do. San Francisco: Morgan Kaufmann (2003)

  7. Mustaquim, M. M., Nyström, T.: A System Development Life Cycle for Persuasive Design for Sustainability. In: MacTavish, T., Basapur, S. (eds.) Persuasive Technology, LNCS, vol. 9072, pp. 217–228. Springer, Heidelberg (2015)

  8. Orji, R., Moffatt, K.: Persuasive Technology for Health and Wellness: State-of-the-Art and Emerging Trends. Health Informatics Journal (2016)

  9. Petty, R. E., Cacioppo, J. T.: The Elaboration Likelihood Model of Persuasion. In Communication and Persuasion, pp. 1-24. Springer, New York, NY (1986)

  10. Röderer, K., Reisinger, M. R., Stibe, A.: Well-Being in Persuasive Technology Research: A Systematic Review (forthcoming)

  11. Stibe, A.: Towards a Framework for Socially Influencing Systems: Meta-Analysis of Four PLS-SEM Based Studies. In: MacTavish, T., Basapur, S. (eds.) Persuasive Technology, LNCS, vol. 9072, pp. 171–182. Springer, Heidelberg (2015)

  12. Stibe, A.: Advancing Typology of Computer-Supported Influence: Moderation Effects in Socially Influencing Systems. In: MacTavish, T., Basapur, S. (eds.) Persuasive Technology, LNCS, vol. 9072, pp. 251–262. Springer, Heidelberg (2015)

  13. Stibe, A., Cugelman, B.: Persuasive Backfiring: When Behavior Change Interventions Trigger Unintended Negative Outcomes. In International Conference on Persuasive Technology, pp. 65-77. Springer (2016)

  14. Stibe, A., Larson, K.: Persuasive Cities for Sustainable Wellbeing: Quantified Communities. In International Conference on Mobile Web and Information Systems (MobiWIS), pp. 271-282. Springer International Publishing (2016)

  15. Stibe, A.: Envisioning the Theory of Transforming Wellbeing: Influencing Technology and Sociotech Design. The 7th Mediterranean Conference on Embedded Computing (MECO). IEEE Conferences. Page 6. Keynote. June 10-14, 2018, Budva, Montenegro (2018)

  16. Vito, G. F., Higgins, G. E., Denney, A. S.: Transactional and Transformational Leadership: An Examination of the Leadership Challenge Model. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, 37(4), pp. 809-822 (2014)

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Demystifying Human Change
Jan
28
10:00 AM10:00

Demystifying Human Change

Transforming Wellbeing Theory & Practice

The Faculty for Social Wellbeing at the University of Malta will be hosting a Public Lecture on How Transformation Actually Works to Improve Wellbeing.

In this interactive event, participants will apply 8 transforming tools, practice making life-changing transformations, experience own personal paradigm shifts, bring real-life challenges to solve, see the end of all previously failed transformations, and finally succeed with their new year's resolutions.

Prof. Agnis Stibe is the global thought leader on science-driven transformation. At Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he established research on Persuasive Cities. At ESLSCA Business School Paris, he advances sustainable innovations and business acceleration. Worked for Fortune 100, including Hewlett-Packard and Oracle. Received prestigious awards from MIT (USA) and Nokia (Finland). Serves on several advisory boards, e.g. Sanitarium (Australia) and ETH Library Lab (Switzerland). His TEDx talks continue gaining global popularity.

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Transforming Wellbeing Theory
Sep
20
1:00 PM13:00

Transforming Wellbeing Theory

Permanently Shifting Human Behavior and Attitude

In this session, you will learn 8 transforming tools that you will be able to apply immediately to any of your challenges related to human behavior and attitude.

Have you ever tried to change something in yourself or others? How many times you have had a New Year’s resolution that succeeds? Most of us strive for better lives and try our best to achieve changes. However, we rarely get to celebrate victories in really transforming our habits, behaviors, and thoughts, thus changing our lives and businesses for good.

This session blends science and practice to help participants gaining rich understanding on how transformation works, what are its essential components, how to design and apply influential strategies, what novel technologies (e.g. artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and advanced sensing) are effectively facilitating change process, and what to do first thing each morning.

Most of us already want changes for better. What we oftentimes miss is to know how to make such transformations succeed. This session helps you develop and internalize the necessary competences.

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Influence of Innovation on Societies
Jul
2
to Jul 3

Influence of Innovation on Societies

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#inNUEvation - Innovation Conference

Tuesday, July 3rd - International Innovation Symposium - #inNUEsymposium

9:00 #innovation

Introduction to the Theory of Transforming Wellbeing

Rapid digitization not only enable new businesses to emerge, but also pushes existing organizations to seek ways for sustaining their operations, making some companies to completely reconsider their visions and strategies. With the recent technological advancements, such as artificial intelligence, smart sensing, blockchain, and increased autonomy, business transformations are inevitable. To succeed with these envisioned changes, businesses have to be mindful about human nature that will always play its important role in every transformation. Luckily, the research on human behavior provide an impressive list of principles that are instrumental for creating novel technologies that go beyond solely improving business performance indicators, thus assisting with the necessary behavioral and attitudinal shifts in societies.

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What Transforms Us towards Wellbeing?
Jun
20
to Jun 21

What Transforms Us towards Wellbeing?

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Latvia 100 Business Forum

Discover new business opportunities. Discover Latvia.

Keynote

What Transforms Us towards Wellbeing?

Do we think about our wellbeing at all? Yes, of course, we do. But when and how often do we really remember about its essential place in our lives? Do we keep wellbeing in our minds when we launch a car in the space, when we race for profit, or when we trade our cultures and values? What about our cities – the spaces many live in each day? Can urban forms augment human nature to help everyone transforming towards better lives?

This thought-provoking talk will expand beliefs about ways how emerging technologies can transform societies and businesses already today. It will provide sharper understanding on how the Theory of Transforming Wellbeing empowers us to create innovations that make our envisioned changes but also oftentimes inevitable changes last. The theory is applicable to multiple domains, including business, governance, health, sustainability, education, safety, security, equality, economy, and more.

Panel discussion

Creating Businesses as Part of Our Wellbeing

Masterclass

How to Succeed with Transforming Lives and Businesses?

Have you ever tried to change something in yourself or others? How many times you have had a New Year’s resolution that succeeds? Most of us strive for better lives and try our best to achieve changes. However, we rarely get to celebrate victories in really transforming our habits, behaviors, and thoughts, thus changing our lives and businesses for good. This masterclass blends science and practice to help participants gaining rich understanding on how transformation works, what are its essential components, how to design and apply influential strategies, what novel technologies (e.g. artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and advanced sensing) are effectively facilitating change process, and what to do first thing each morning. Most of us already want changes for better. What we oftentimes miss is to know how to make such transformations succeed. This masterclass will help you develop and internalize the necessary competences.

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Helping People to Succeed with Changes
Jun
18
to Jun 20

Helping People to Succeed with Changes

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Engineering Sciences

Social Sciences

Business, innovation, public sector, education management

Transforming Sociotech Design: Helping People to Succeed with Changes

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Envisioning the Theory of Transforming Wellbeing
Jun
11
to Jun 13

Envisioning the Theory of Transforming Wellbeing

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Keynote at the 7th Mediterranean Conference on Embedded Computing (MECO 2018)

Stibe, A. (2018). Envisioning the Theory of Transforming Wellbeing: Influencing Technology and Sociotech Design. The 7th Mediterranean Conference on Embedded Computing (MECO). IEEE Conferences. Page 6. Keynote. June 10-14, 2018, Budva, Montenegro. [PDF]

Rapid technological evolution not only enables advanced innovations to emerge, but also requires to reconsider their effects on wellbeing. With novel technologies, such as artificial intelligence, smart sensing, blockchain, and autonomy, life changing transformations are inevitable. To succeed with these challenges, we have to be mindful about human nature playing its important role in every transformation. Research on human behavior provide principles that are applicable for creating novel technologies that go beyond solely improving their own performance, thus assisting with behavioral and attitudinal shifts in everyone involved. The Theory of Transforming Wellbeing (TTW) unifies knowledge about designing transforming technologies for wellbeing. It explains how technological innovations can go beyond limitations of traditional behavioral design and change management. 

The TTW embodies fundamental understanding of the essentials for designing successful transformations, known as Transforming Sociotech Design [1], Typology of Computer-Supported Influence [2], Persuasive Cities [3], Socially Influencing Systems [4], and Dark Patterns [5]. The theory empowers researchers and practitioners to create technologies that makes behavioral and attitudinal changes last. To achieve desired results in transforming lives, TTW envisions to help by guiding through all related emerging trends, such as behavioral economics, gamification, nudging, and persuasive technology.

  1. 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]

  2. 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]

  3. 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]

  4. 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]

  5. 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]

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Invisible Money of Transforming Cities
May
31
to Jun 1

Invisible Money of Transforming Cities

What ensures sustainable urban living?

What is the invisible currency of our cities? What is the purpose of money? To improve your wellbeing, right? Today, novelties in urban design can easily blend technological advancements with human nature in cities to transform ways of directing invisible money flows towards our wellbeing.

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