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Kekkonen M., Oinas-Kukkonen H., Tikka P., Jaako J., Simunaniemi AM., Muhos M. (2018) Participatory Design of a Persuasive Mobile Application for Helping Entrepreneurs to Recover from Work. In: Ham J., Karapanos E., Morita P., Burns C. (eds) Persuasive Technology. PERSUASIVE 2018. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10809. Springer, Cham

Participatory design of a persuasive mobile application for helping entrepreneurs to recover from work

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Author: Kekkonen, Markku1; Oinas-Kukkonen, Harri1; Tikka, Piiastiina1;
Organizations: 1Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, Oulu Advanced Research on Service and Information Systems, University of Oulu, 90570 Oulu, Finland
2Micro-Entrepreneurship Research Group (MicroENTRE), Kerttu Saalasti Institute, University of Oulu, Pajatie 5, 85500 Nivala, Finland
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Language: English
Published: Springer Nature, 2018
Publish Date: 2018-06-27


Involving end-users in a participatory design process may help researchers and developers to gain better understanding of the end users’ views about the target system. In this study, we utilized participatory design approach with focus group meetings and participatory design workshops to figure out requirements for persuasive features of a mobile application for entrepreneurs to recover from work related strain and stress. In many cases, end-user participation in the design process may lead into building more efficient persuasive technology solutions and at least avoidance of many of the design pitfalls, but setting up meetings and organizing workshops can be time-consuming.

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Series: Lecture notes in computer science
ISSN: 0302-9743
ISSN-E: 1611-3349
ISSN-L: 0302-9743
ISBN: 978-3-319-78978-1
ISBN Print: 978-3-319-78977-4
Article number: 10809
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-78978-1_14
Host publication: Persuasive Technology : 13th International Conference, PERSUASIVE 2018, Waterloo, ON, Canada, April 18-19, 2018, Proceedings
Host publication editor: Ham, Jaap
Karapanos, Evangelos
Morita, Plinio P.
Burns, Catherine M.
Conference: International Conference on Persuasive Technology : 13th International Conference, PERSUASIVE 2018, Waterloo, ON, Canada, April 18-19, 2018
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
Funding: This study is part of Promo@Work research project, funded by the Strategic Research Council at the Academy of Finland, contract no. 303430 (Finnish Institute of Occupational Health), contract no. 303431 (University of Oulu, OASIS) and contract no. 303434 (University of Oulu, MicroENTRE). Harri Oinas-Kukkonen wishes to thank the Finnish Cultural Foundation for supporting this research.
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 303431
Detailed Information: 303431 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
303434 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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