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Mylonopoulou, Vasiliki & Väyrynen, Karin & Isomursu, Minna (2018) Designing for behavior change - 6 dimensions of social comparison features In: Proceedings of the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2018, SBN: 978-0-9981331-1-9 p.2866-2875 http://hdl.handle.net/10125/502

Designing for behavior change - 6 dimensions of social comparison features

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Author: Mylonopoulou, Vasiliki1; Väyrynen, Karin1; Isomursu, Minna2
Organizations: 1University of Oulu
2IT University of Copenhagen
Format: article
Version: published version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.6 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe201801292441
Language: English
Published: Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2018
Publish Date: 2018-01-29
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Abstract

Social comparison as an aspect of social influence has an effect on health behavior, and technology can be used to support desired behavior change. However, no concrete guidelines exist on how to design social comparison features. This paper examines how designers have actually designed social comparison in IT artifacts supporting individuals in a behavior change process. We apply qualitative evidence synthesis review method and analyze twelve studies reporting experiences of designing social comparison features. As a result, we present six design dimensions for social comparison features emerging from the literature, and several alternative design options for each dimension. The dimensions can be used as a guide for designers and as a repository for researchers to design and evaluate social comparison features for technologies targeting behavior change in different contexts.

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ISBN: 978-0-9981331-1-9
Pages: 2866 - 2875
Host publication: Proceedings of the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2018
Conference: Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
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Funding: This publication has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme - Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions grant greement no. 676201 - CHESS - Connected Health Early Stage Researcher Support System.
EU Grant Number: (676201) CHESS - Connected Health Early Stage Researcher Support System
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