• Washing Up Fun

    This project aims to engage intrinsic motivation rather than extrinsic motivation when doing chores. If washing up is only done for ‘pocket money’, then as soon as the reward is removed the chore is avoided. In fact, because it is seen as something that is done to get something extra, it is avoided even more than if a reward had never been associated with it. This design tries to make the process fun. Then the task itself becomes desirable and positive associations are established with the task.

    This project comes from the Design Psychology paper I teach at Victoria University.

    By Jessica Johnston, Holly Macdonald, Chelsea Porter, Jessica Johnston, Laura Wainohu