Inspirational Messages to Motivate Students: A Human Centered Smartphone Application for Stress Relieve

  • Saad AlmesalmEmail author
  • Lucas Stephane
  • Mohammad Algarni
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 785)


This paper is a continuation of earlier work on a major topic, i.e. “stressed students while in college” that is essential to both society and students. Based on previous work we have identified and analyzed the possible causes of stress that college students face. Three major factors (i.e. academic, social, and personal/family) are causes of stress for college students. It is important to note that this paper includes only the first three stages of the Human-Centered Design life cycle (Identify Needs, Research/Analysis, Design) related to students’ motivation and mobile application development. Motivation is introduced and added as a key solution for stressed students. We propose a HCD smartphone application as a solution for the following questions: How important is motivation for students? To what extent inspirational messages help students with their motivation? How can a smartphone application help reduce/manage and be used to reduce/manage stress?


Stress Human-Centered design Time management systems Rewarding systems Social support systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Saad Almesalm
    • 1
    Email author
  • Lucas Stephane
    • 1
  • Mohammad Algarni
    • 1
  1. 1.Florida Institute of TechnologyMelbourneUSA

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