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Oinas-Kukkonen H. et al. (2020) Impact of Physical Health and Exercise Activity on Online User Experience: Elderly People and High Risk for Diabetes. In: Davis F., Riedl R., vom Brocke J., Léger PM., Randolph A., Fischer T. (eds) Information Systems and Neuroscience. Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation, vol 32. Springer, Cham

Impact of physical health and exercise activity on online user experience : elderly people and high risk for diabetes

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Author: Oinas-Kukkonen, Harri1; Zhao, Li1; Enwald, Heidi2;
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, Oulu
2University of Oulu, Faculty of Humanities, Information Studies
3University of Oulu & Oulu Univ. Hospital, Medical Research Center, Inst. Biomedicine
4University of Oulu & Oulu Univ. Hospital, Inst. of Health Sciences
5University of Oulu & Oulu Univ. Hospital, Medical Research Center, Inst. & Biocenter Oulu
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Springer Nature, 2019
Publish Date: 2020-10-24


This article studies how an individual’s physical wellbeing contributes to one’s online user experience. The study subjects were elderly people at high risk for type 2 diabetes. The results suggest that the web usage experience of these pre-diabetic individuals is related to their physical health status and level of physical activity. Those with a better physical health status were more likely to feel ease of orientation in their web usage, and those with more frequent regular physical activity were more likely to perceive pleasure in navigating the web. In practice, variation in physical health and activity levels between individuals could, and should. be addressed in designing systems and services. In more general, studying user experience on par with biochemical measurements provides an exciting combination of research methods and paves the way for new design practices.

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Series: Lecture notes in information systems and organisation
ISSN: 2195-4968
ISSN-E: 2195-4976
ISSN-L: 2195-4968
ISBN: 978-3-030-28144-1
ISBN Print: 978-3-030-28143-4
Pages: 315 - 325
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-28144-1_35
Host publication: Information Systems and Neuroscience NeuroIS Retreat 2019, Conference proceedings. June 4–6 Vienna, Austria
Host publication editor: Davis, Fred D.
Riedl, René
vom Brocke, Jan
Léger, Pierre-Majorique
Randolph, Adriane
Conference: NeuroIS Retreat
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
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