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

  • Tsai-Hsuan TsaiEmail author
  • Hsien-Tsung Chang
  • Yu-Wen Lin
  • Yi-Hao Hu
  • Chih-Wei Chen
  • Yi-Cheng Chen
  • Wei-Hung Wu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9737)

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 

Notes

Acknowledgements

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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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tsai-Hsuan Tsai
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hsien-Tsung Chang
    • 2
  • Yu-Wen Lin
    • 1
  • Yi-Hao Hu
    • 2
  • Chih-Wei Chen
    • 3
  • Yi-Cheng Chen
    • 3
  • Wei-Hung Wu
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Industrial DesignChang Gung UniversityTaoyuanTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and Information EngineeringChang Gung UniversityTaoyuanTaiwan
  3. 3.Metal Industries Research & Development CentreKaohsiungTaiwan

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