Using personal informatics to motivate physical activity

could we be doing it wrong?

Patrick Burns, Christopher Lueg, Shlomo Berkovsky

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPersonal Informatics in Practice
Subtitle of host publicationImproving Quality of Life Through Data, CHI 2012 Workshop
Pages1-4
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event30th ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '12) - Austin, United States
Duration: 5 May 201210 May 2012

Conference

Conference30th ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '12)
CountryUnited States
CityAustin
Period5/05/1210/05/12

Cite this

Burns, P., Lueg, C., & Berkovsky, S. (2012). Using personal informatics to motivate physical activity: could we be doing it wrong? In Personal Informatics in Practice: Improving Quality of Life Through Data, CHI 2012 Workshop (pp. 1-4)