Asynja: Sensorial Design for Running Motivation

Daphne Menheere, Myrthe Hilderink, Steven B. Vos, Carine Lallemand

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If starting to run is an easy decision, committing to a long-term running routine proves to be a more challenging endeavor for many people. In this pictorial, we unravel the design process of Asynja, an artefact that triggers exercise imagery by using natural scents related to running. Relying on peripheral interaction, this research probe subtly nudges users to go running, thereby supporting them to transform their positive intentions into actions. Exploring sensoriality as a design opportunity for behavior change interventions, we invite the community to expand the design space of exercise-related motivational products and systems.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021
Event2021 IASDR International Design Research Conference - Virtual Event
Duration: 6 Dec 2021 → …


Conference2021 IASDR International Design Research Conference
Period6/12/21 → …


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