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
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6768)


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.


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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

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