Towards proactive food diaries: A participatory design study

Edith Talina Luhanga, Akpa Akpro Elder Hippocrate, Hirohiko Suwa, Yutaka Arakawa, Keiichi Yasumoto

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Abstract

Self-monitoring (tracking) of food and activity behavior is an evidence-based strategy for weight loss, and the main strategy employed in weight loss applications (apps). However, tracking is difficult and time-consuming and it is the main cause for abandoning usage of weight loss apps. We conducted a participatory design study with 26 participants to identify users' ideas on how to design better tracking experiences. Participants were interested in 2 main features: (i) adaptive interfaces, where the input methods and details required change based on context, and (ii) timely and context-Aware decision and motivation support.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiComp 2016 Adjunct - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages1263-1266
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450344623
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 12 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2016 - Heidelberg, Germany
Duration: Sep 12 2016Sep 16 2016

Publication series

NameUbiComp 2016 Adjunct - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing

Other

Other2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2016
CountryGermany
CityHeidelberg
Period9/12/169/16/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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    Luhanga, E. T., Hippocrate, A. A. E., Suwa, H., Arakawa, Y., & Yasumoto, K. (2016). Towards proactive food diaries: A participatory design study. In UbiComp 2016 Adjunct - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (pp. 1263-1266). (UbiComp 2016 Adjunct - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/296219.2968441