Stimulight: exploring social interaction to reduce physical inactivity among office workers

Hans Brombacher, Dennis Arts, Carl Megens, Steven Vos

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Prolonged sitting at the workplace is a growing public health concern. In this paper, we propose the activity-focused design framework which provides an overview of recent work in HCI to stimulate physcial activity or to reduce sedentary behavior. Next, based on this framework, we present Stimulight, an intelligent system designed to explore the effect of providing personal and/or social feedback on the activity pattern of office workers. To test the intuitiveness of the feedback modalities of our design, three different feedback conditions were explored in a lab study with 61 participants. Our results show a positive effect of visualizing and sharing physical activity patterns with coworkers. Based on our findings, we present design implications and offer perspectives for future work on how to use social feedback mechanisms to encourage social interaction in the workplace to enhance physically active behavior among office workers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI EA 2019 - Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-5971-9
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Publication statusPublished - 2 May 2019
Event37th ACM International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI2019) - Glasgow, UK, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 May 20199 May 2019
Conference number: 37
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Conference37th ACM International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI2019)
Abbreviated titleCHI2019
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period4/05/199/05/19
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Keywords

  • Design framework
  • Intervention design
  • Office environment
  • Physical activity
  • Social feedback
  • Social interaction

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Brombacher, H., Arts, D., Megens, C., & Vos, S. (2019). Stimulight: exploring social interaction to reduce physical inactivity among office workers. In CHI EA 2019 - Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems [LBW0136 ] New York: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3290607.3313094
Brombacher, Hans ; Arts, Dennis ; Megens, Carl ; Vos, Steven. / Stimulight : exploring social interaction to reduce physical inactivity among office workers. CHI EA 2019 - Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York : Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, 2019.
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Stimulight : exploring social interaction to reduce physical inactivity among office workers. / Brombacher, Hans; Arts, Dennis; Megens, Carl; Vos, Steven.

CHI EA 2019 - Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York : Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, 2019. LBW0136 .

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Brombacher H, Arts D, Megens C, Vos S. Stimulight: exploring social interaction to reduce physical inactivity among office workers. In CHI EA 2019 - Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. 2019. LBW0136 https://doi.org/10.1145/3290607.3313094