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Using personal informatics to motivate physical activity: could we be doing it wrong?


Burns, PJ and Lueg, C and Berkovsky, S, Using personal informatics to motivate physical activity: could we be doing it wrong?, Proceedings CHI 2012 Workshop, 6 May 2012, Austin, Texas, USA, pp. 1-4. ISBN 978-1-4503-1016-1 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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The global level of obesity and overweight is on the increase. Personal informatics – tools which assist users to collect and view information on their behaviours and habits – could help to reverse this trend by making users more aware of their daily level of physical activity. Most tools available use high-complexity high- engagement interfaces to convey this information. We argue that simpler interfaces may be more suitable for users who are not highly motivated to undertake physical activity. We discuss our recent work in designing and evaluating such an interface.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Personal informatics, physical activity, wearable ambient display
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Library and information studies
Research Field:Human information interaction and retrieval
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information services
Objective Field:Information services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Burns, PJ (Mr Patrick Burns)
UTAS Author:Lueg, C (Professor Christopher Lueg)
ID Code:81716
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2013-01-02
Last Modified:2018-01-23
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