Running on the Gatherun Cloud Platform: Using Self-determination Theory to Increase Motivation to Participate in Sporting Events
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.
KeywordsRoad running Mobile application Cloud competition Self-determination theory Virtual game Avatar creation Exercise participation Spectator participation Heuristic evaluation
We thank all of the individuals who participated in the study. This research was funded by Taiwan Metal Industries Research & Development Centre, Chang Gung University, and Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST103-2221-E-182-051-MY2).
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