A Case Study of the Design and Evaluation of a Persuasive Healthy Lifestyle Assistance Technology: Challenges and Design Guidelines

  • Jie Xu
  • Ping-yu Chen
  • Scott Uglow
  • Alison Scott
  • Enid Montague
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-21657-2_50

Volume 6768 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
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Xu J., Chen P., Uglow S., Scott A., Montague E. (2011) A Case Study of the Design and Evaluation of a Persuasive Healthy Lifestyle Assistance Technology: Challenges and Design Guidelines. In: Stephanidis C. (eds) Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Applications and Services. UAHCI 2011. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 6768. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

Technology can be used as an intervention of unhealthy lifestyles, but designing such a technology is challenging – usability as well as the ability of changing the user’s behavior needs to be considered. The design and evaluation process of a future generation persuasive healthy lifestyle assistance technology which involves physiology, environment monitoring, and automation was studied in this paper.Several challenges were identified and design guidelines were developed for designing such a technology which is used as an intervention of the user’s unhealthy lifestyle.

Keywords

persuasive technology case study lifestyle 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jie Xu
    • 1
  • Ping-yu Chen
    • 1
  • Scott Uglow
    • 1
  • Alison Scott
    • 1
  • Enid Montague
    • 1
  1. 1.Mechanical Engineering BuildingUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonUSA