ROOT: A multidisciplinary approach to urban health challenges with HCI

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With the rise of chronic diseases as the number one cause of death and disability among urban populations, it has become increasingly important to design for healthy environments. There is, however, a lack of interdisciplinary approaches and solutions to improve health and well-being through urban planning and design. This case study offers an HCI solution and approach to design for healthy urban structures and dynamics in existing neighborhoods. We discuss the design process and design of ROOT, an interactive lighting system that aims to stimulate walking and running through supportive, collaborative and social interaction. We exemplify how multidisciplinary HCI approaches in a hackathon setting can contribute to real life urban health challenges. This case study concludes that the experimental and collaborative nature of a hackathon facilitates the rapid exchange of perspectives and fosters interdisciplinary research and practice in urban planning and design.

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    Damen, I., Brankaert, R., Xue, M., Chen, S., Grave, A., & Vos, S. (2019). ROOT: A multidisciplinary approach to urban health challenges with HCI. 1-7. Abstract from 37th ACM International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI2019), Glasgow, United Kingdom.DOI: 10.1145/3290607.3299051
    Damen, Ida ; Brankaert, Rens ; Xue, Mengru ; Chen, Sherri ; Grave, Anne ; Vos, Steven. / ROOT: A multidisciplinary approach to urban health challenges with HCI. Abstract from 37th ACM International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI2019), Glasgow, United Kingdom.
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    Damen, I, Brankaert, R, Xue, M, Chen, S, Grave, A & Vos, S 2019, 'ROOT: A multidisciplinary approach to urban health challenges with HCI' 37th ACM International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI2019), Glasgow, United Kingdom, 4/05/19 - 9/05/19, pp. 1-7. DOI: 10.1145/3290607.3299051

    ROOT: A multidisciplinary approach to urban health challenges with HCI. / Damen, Ida; Brankaert, Rens; Xue, Mengru; Chen, Sherri; Grave, Anne; Vos, Steven.

    2019. 1-7 Abstract from 37th ACM International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI2019), Glasgow, United Kingdom.

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    Damen I, Brankaert R, Xue M, Chen S, Grave A, Vos S. ROOT: A multidisciplinary approach to urban health challenges with HCI. 2019. Abstract from 37th ACM International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI2019), Glasgow, United Kingdom. Available from, DOI: 10.1145/3290607.3299051