Step-by-step: exploring a social exergame to encourage physical activity and social dynamics among office workers

Xipei Ren, Lotte Hollander, Rylana van der Marel, Lieke Molenaar, Yuan Lu

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This paper presents an exploratory study of a social exergame, called Step-by-Step, to help office workers initiate physical movements and social interactions in the work routine. In this project, we developed a mobile system for exploring a new mechanism of office vitality, through which the fitness task can be relayed from one to another co-worker in a workplace. Based on our prototypes, we evaluated the feasibility of Step-by-Step through a user study with five office workers and an expert interview with three senior designers. We discuss implications for the future development of the Step-by-Step system based on our qualitative findings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Subtitle of host publicationextended abstracts
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-5971-9
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2019
EventAnnual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '19) - Glasgow, UK, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 May 20199 May 2019


ConferenceAnnual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '19)
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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  • Fitness breaks
  • Office vitality
  • Social exergames
  • Workplace social dynamics

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