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Colours that move you: Persuasive ambient activity displays


Burns, P and Lueg, C and Berkovsky, S, Colours that move you: Persuasive ambient activity displays, Proceedings of Persuasive 2013, 3-5 April 2013, Sydney, Australia, pp. 27-32. ISBN 978-3-642-37157-8 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-642-37157-8_5


Regular physical activity is essential for maintaining good health. Unfortunately due to the increasingly sedentary nature of modern life many people are not active enough. Although most have the ability to be more active they lack sufficient motivation. Persuasive technology could help to address this problem. We discuss the use of persuasive ambient displays, specifically wearable ambient displays, to motivate users to be more active. We show that it is critical to carefully consider how best to visualise data with a display in order to realise maximum persuasive effect. We present as a case study our ongoing design and development of ActivMON, a wearable persuasive ambient display.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Library and information studies
Research Field:Human information interaction and retrieval
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Health education and promotion
UTAS Author:Burns, P (Mr Patrick Burns)
UTAS Author:Lueg, C (Professor Christopher Lueg)
ID Code:85522
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2013-07-15
Last Modified:2014-12-02

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