Weaving Healthy Behaviors into New Technology Routines: Designing in (and for) the COVID-19 Work-from-Home Period

X. (Xipei) Ren, Pengcheng An, M.M. (Tilde) Bekker, Yu Chen, Rohit Ashok Khot, Martijn ten Bhömer, Yunlong Wang, Gabriele Spina

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Sitting in front of computers has become a major part of our workaday routines, challenging us in maintaining active and healthy lifestyles. This challenge becomes even more salient during this worldwide work-from-home period due to COVID-19. While a wide variety of existing interactive systems have been developed to facilitate health tracking and healthy exercises, relatively little research concerns incorporating healthy behaviors as HCI elements. To maximize pervasive health benefits in users’ technology routines, this workshop sets out to explore a design paradigm that enables users to use lightweight, healthy behaviors to perform daily interactions with computing systems. To navigate this new design space, this workshop calls for interdisciplinary endeavors, synergizing expertise from HCI design, health informatics, persuasive technology, exertion game, and psychology.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDIS 2020 Companion - Companion Publication of the 2020 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference
Subtitle of host publicationDIS '20 Companion
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450379878
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jul 2020
EventACM conference on Designing Interactive Systems '20: DIS'20 - Netherlands, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 6 Jul 202020 Jul 2020
Conference number: DIS'20


ConferenceACM conference on Designing Interactive Systems '20
Abbreviated titleDIS '20


  • Interactivity
  • Pervasive health
  • Technology routine


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