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Vasiliki Mylonopoulou, Minna Isomursu, and Karin Vayrynen. 2018. Designing for Well-being and Healthcare Using Social Comparison. In Proceedings of the 22nd International Academic Mindtrek Conference (Mindtrek '18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 266-269. DOI:

Designing for well-being and healthcare using social comparison

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Author: Mylonopoulou, Vasiliki1; Isomursu, Minna2,1; Väyrynen, Karin1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, INTERACT Research Group
2IT University of Copenhagen
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Association for Computing Machinery, 2018
Publish Date: 2018-11-08


The aim of the workshop is to create a design framework for social comparison (a social influence aspect / psychological theory). The social comparison theory supports that in lack of objective measurements, people compare themselves to others similar to them in order to evaluate their skills, abilities, and in general to understand better themselves. The framework will address a gap in current research focused on the design space of social comparison for health and wellbeing behavior change technologies. The workshop participants are invited to share their experiences and viewpoints on designing behavior change technology using social influence (the influence of others on once behavior). This can include, for example, practical cases or design ideas. These ideas will be consolidated through a framework skeleton pre-constructed by organizers through a literature review and past research.

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ISBN: 978-1-4503-6589-5
Pages: 266 - 269
DOI: 10.1145/3275116.3275136
Host publication: Mindtrek '18 Proceedings of the 22nd International Academic Mindtrek Conference, Tampere, Finland 10-11 October 2018
Conference: International Academic Mindtrek conference
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
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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