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[We] are conducting a study called “UbiGreen,” which is exploring how mobile technology can be used to create self-awareness about transportation patterns and their affect on the environment. We are actively recruiting participants in the Seattle area to participate in a pilot study of this technology. If you are interested in participating, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or reply to this email.
See Study Details below for more information.
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– Study Details –
Participants are wanted for a two week study of a custom mobile phone application, which attempts to help reduce auto use by encouraging other transportation options. Participants receive a free data plan during the study and $100 for their time. This study is being conducted by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington.
The study involves a 1.5 hour kick-off meeting in which we will talk with you about the system, set up your technology (a mobile phone and a small sensor device worn around the waist), and ask you to complete a questionnaire. To participate, you must be willing to wear a small sensor box about the size of a pager around your waist for the duration of the study. At the end of the study, there will be another 1.5 hour meeting in which we will talk to you about the study, ask you to complete a final questionnaire, and tell us your impressions of our mobile phone application. The study will last between two-to-four weeks.
Participants of all genders, ethnicities, and abilities are encouraged to partake; however, you must be 18 years of age or older and fluent in English. You must also have a cell phone from Cingular, AT&T or T-Mobile. Pay-as-you-go plans are not acceptable. We will pay for an unlimited data plan during the study. Participants must be willing to use a cell phone that we provide for the full period of the study. We will move your SIM card to the new phone at the start of the study and move it back at the end.
Please email us at email@example.com if you are interested. Please note that we cannot guarantee the confidentiality of your email.