Come Rain and Shine? Exploring the Effects of Mobile Weather Applications on Users’ Movements

Bingqing Xiong, Na Jiang, Mengyao Fu, Jian Yao, Chee-Wee Tan, Eric T. K. Lim, Weiquan Wang, Jianfeng Gu

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All Weather conditions affect human behaviors and the growing number of Mobile Weather Applications (MWAs) has amplified this effect. Yet, little is known about how human seek to actively control their behavior by appropriating mobile technology to anticipate changing weather conditions. Guided by Anticipatory Behavioral Control Theory (ABCT), this study endeavors to bride the abovementioned knowledge gap by investigating how the interface design and usage of MWAs would impact the relationship between abnormal weather conditions and users’ movement patterns. From analyzing panel data collected on the hourly movement trajectories of over 1.95 million anonymous mobile phone users over a 2-month period, we strive to shed light on the moderating influence of content representation and usage intensity of MWAs on the relationship between weather conditions and human behaviors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPACIS 2018 Proceedings
EditorsMotonari Tanabu, Dai Senoo
Number of pages8
Place of PublicationAtlanta, GA
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
Publication date2018
Article number231
ISBN (Electronic)9784902590838
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventThe 22nd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems. PACIS 2018 - Yokohama Royal Park Hotel, Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 26 Jun 201830 Jun 2018
Conference number: 22


ConferenceThe 22nd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems. PACIS 2018
LocationYokohama Royal Park Hotel
SponsorAssociation for Information Systems
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  • Weather forecast
  • Movement pattern
  • Anticipatory behavioral control
  • Mobile weather applications

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