Putting the Long-Term into Behavior Change

  • Harmen de WeerdEmail author
  • Nick Degens
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11385)


Behavior change is a topic that is of great interest to many people. People can use apps to exercise more, eat healthier, or learn a new skill, but and digital interventions and games are also used by policy makers and companies to create a safe environment for the general public or to increase sales. Given this interest in behavior change, it is not surprising that this topic has seen a lot of interest from the scientific community. This has resulted in a wide range of theories and techniques to bring about behavior change. However, maintaining behavior change is rarely addressed, and as a result poorly understood. In this paper, we take a first step in the design of digital interventions for long-term behavior change by placing a range of behavior change techniques on a long-term behavior change timeline.


Behavior change Long-term effects Behavior change techniques 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research Group User-Centered DesignHanze University of Applied SciencesGroningenThe Netherlands

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