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Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Methods, Techniques, and Best Practices

Volume 9737 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 223-230

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Running on the Gatherun Cloud Platform: Using Self-determination Theory to Increase Motivation to Participate in Sporting Events

  • Tsai-Hsuan TsaiAffiliated withDepartment of Industrial Design, Chang Gung University Email author 
  • , Hsien-Tsung ChangAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Chang Gung University
  • , Yu-Wen LinAffiliated withDepartment of Industrial Design, Chang Gung University
  • , Yi-Hao HuAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Chang Gung University
  • , Chih-Wei ChenAffiliated withMetal Industries Research & Development Centre
  • , Yi-Cheng ChenAffiliated withMetal Industries Research & Development Centre
  • , Wei-Hung WuAffiliated withMetal Industries Research & Development Centre

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Abstract

For the purpose of stimulating the interest in and motivation of exercise participation by the exercise group (e.g., roadrace runner) and the potential exercise group (e.g., spectators) through the use of social technologies, the social exercise platform developed in this study uses the currently popular road race as the central core, utilizing the characteristics of social media and the self-determination theory as the design rationale to design suitable social exercise features. Finally, the system usability is verified with mobile-specific heuristic guidelines; the results show that the newly developed system is in line with usability standards.

Keywords

Road running Mobile application Cloud competition Self-determination theory Virtual game Avatar creation Exercise participation Spectator participation Heuristic evaluation