Habit change as a learning process: Design framework for mobile interventions

J. Vainio, Kirsikka Kaipainen, Ilkka Korhonen

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Abstract

Health interventions aim to influence behavior by creating healthy habits that substitute existing unhealthy ones. Habits are often deeply ingrained but also easily disrupted in new situations. This makes changing habits a life-long learning and adaptation process rather than a one-time task of limited duration. Therefore, applying modern understanding of learning could be fruitful in designing effective and sustainable health interventions. This paper presents the initial design framework for interventions based on learning theories, and also introduces a mobile habit change application. The application guides the user in habit formation through small daily changes, supported by a user-selectable cartoonish avatar with varied styles of dialogue.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings
Subtitle of host publicationIEEE-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics, BHI 2014
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Pages801-804
ISBN (Print)978-147992131-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics, BHI 2014 - Valencia, Spain
Duration: 1 Jun 20144 Jun 2014

Conference

ConferenceIEEE-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics, BHI 2014
Abbreviated titleBHI 2014
CountrySpain
CityValencia
Period1/06/144/06/14

Keywords

  • mobile intervention
  • habit change
  • learning theories
  • design framework
  • behavior change
  • health

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    Vainio, J., Kaipainen, K., & Korhonen, I. (2014). Habit change as a learning process: Design framework for mobile interventions. In Proceedings: IEEE-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics, BHI 2014 (pp. 801-804). IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/BHI.2014.6864485