ActiveShare: sharing challenges to increase physical activities

A.T.S. Fialho, H.A.C. Heuvel, van den, Q.M. Shahab, Q. Liu, L. Li, P. Saini, J. Lacroix, P. Markopoulos

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Abstract

This paper discusses the use of social goal setting as a strategy to achieve persuasion through technology. This approach was applied in the design of ActiveShare a system developed to motivate people with sedentary lifestyles to increase their physical activity. In this system, users obtain and share their goals through challenges, which are posted on a social networking website. The paper describes the iterative design process followed, including concept tests, a focus group, and a field test with a fully functional prototype. Preliminary results are promising, although we found no significant increase on physical activity during the one week test. Suggested improvements to the design and plans for a follow up study are outlined.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 27th international conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems : Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, April 4-9, 2009, Boston, MA., U.S.A.
Place of PublicationNew York, U.S.A.
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages4159-4164
ISBN (Print)978-1-60558-247-4
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event27th Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2009) - Boston, United States
Duration: 4 Apr 20099 Apr 2009
Conference number: 27
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Conference27th Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2009)
Abbreviated titleCHI 2009
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period4/04/099/04/09
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Fialho, A. T. S., Heuvel, van den, H. A. C., Shahab, Q. M., Liu, Q., Li, L., Saini, P., ... Markopoulos, P. (2009). ActiveShare: sharing challenges to increase physical activities. In Proceedings of the 27th international conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems : Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, April 4-9, 2009, Boston, MA., U.S.A. (pp. 4159-4164). New York, U.S.A.: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc.
Fialho, A.T.S. ; Heuvel, van den, H.A.C. ; Shahab, Q.M. ; Liu, Q. ; Li, L. ; Saini, P. ; Lacroix, J. ; Markopoulos, P. / ActiveShare: sharing challenges to increase physical activities. Proceedings of the 27th international conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems : Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, April 4-9, 2009, Boston, MA., U.S.A.. New York, U.S.A. : Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, 2009. pp. 4159-4164
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Fialho, ATS, Heuvel, van den, HAC, Shahab, QM, Liu, Q, Li, L, Saini, P, Lacroix, J & Markopoulos, P 2009, ActiveShare: sharing challenges to increase physical activities. in Proceedings of the 27th international conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems : Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, April 4-9, 2009, Boston, MA., U.S.A.. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, New York, U.S.A., pp. 4159-4164, 27th Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2009), Boston, United States, 4/04/09.

ActiveShare: sharing challenges to increase physical activities. / Fialho, A.T.S.; Heuvel, van den, H.A.C.; Shahab, Q.M.; Liu, Q.; Li, L.; Saini, P.; Lacroix, J.; Markopoulos, P.

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