In his recent TEDx talk and TEDx interview, Agnis envisions future Persuasive Cities that are encouraging healthy and sustainable routines.
He believes that our world can become a better place thought purposefully designed urban spaces that successfully blend technological advancements with human nature. His research and its practical applications are built upon socio-psychological theories to design Socially Influencing Systems (SIS) for health behavior change at scale.
Agnis is an active member of Persuasive Technology community, frequently speaking at annual conferences and effectively collaborating with industry.
Over more than 20 years, Dr. Stibe has gained professional experience in sales and marketing of IT services and products, development of interactive web solutions, and customer relationship management. He has worked for a number of Fortune 500 companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Oracle, and First Data International. In the course of his career, Dr. Stibe has twice been awarded a recognition from the Minister of Education and Science of Latvia for his long-term creative work. He has also received awards from the Nokia Foundation, Dr. Theo and Friedl Schoeller Research Center for Business and Society, and the Latvian Fund for Education. Dr. Stibe holds a master’s degree in computer science from University of Latvia, an MBA from Riga Business School (in partnership with University of Ottawa and The State University of New York at Buffalo), and a PhD on Socially Influencing Systems from University of Oulu.
Persuasive Cities for Sustainable Wellbeing: Urban Behavior Change Design
This research aims at helping people to acquire healthy and sustainable everyday routines through persuasive urban interventions that facilitate health behavior change at scale. The research seeks to create socially engaging environments supporting wellbeing and innovation through reshaping behavioral patterns, intelligent outdoor sensing, interactive public feedback channels, designing responsive neighborhoods, and fostering adoption of novel experiences in future cities.