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Mylonopoulou, V. (2018) Design for health behavior change supportive technology. In Proceedings of NordiCHI '18: the 10th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction : September 29th-October 3rd 2018, Oslo, Norway (pp. 86-92). New York: ACM. doi:10.1145/3240167.3240196

Design for health behavior change supportive technology : healthcare professionals' perspective

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Author: Mylonopoulou, Vasiliki1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.7 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2018102338595
Language: English
Published: Association for Computing Machinery, 2018
Publish Date: 2018-10-23
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Abstract

Health behavior change is a long and difficult process that persuasive technology supports through persuasion and social influence. Designers, oftentimes, do not distinguish the different social influence factors, one of which is social comparison (the comparison of an individual’s data to that of others). Social comparison is tested by psychologists on health, coping, and wellbeing. However, design guidelines for social comparison features are almost inexistent.

This paper explores — through semi-structured interviews — healthcare professionals’ perspectives on technology supporting behavior change, and social comparison. The results present five categories the designers can look into and get inspired. Finally, design implications are presented: three design components for a holistic persuasive design, and three questions related to the social comparison features’ design in order to help with brainstorming and reflection.

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Series: ACM international conference proceedings series
ISBN: 978-1-4503-6437-9
Issue: 1654
Pages: 82 - 92
DOI: 10.1145/3240167.3240196
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.1145/3240167.3240196
Host publication: Proceedings of NordiCHI '18: the 10th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction : September 29th-October 3rd 2018, Oslo, Norway
Conference: 10th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
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 agreement 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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