Persuasive Design in Mobile Applications for Mental Well-Being: Multidisciplinary Expert Review

Ting-Ray Chang, Eija Kaasinen, Kirsikka Kaipainen

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    Abstract

    Smartphones are a promising channel for health promotion interventions. Mobile applications can track behaviour and provide real-time guidance and support. Research on mobile interventions has mainly focused on physical health and disease management, whereas promotion of mental well-being has received less attention. This paper presents results of a multidisciplinary expert review of twelve currently available mobile applications for mental well-being. The aim of the study was to identify what kinds of engaging and persuasive features are used in the applications and to assess how well the features were implemented. The expert reviews were carried out from user acceptance, mobile intervention design, and persuasive design points of view. Current applications were assessed moderately good from all three perspectives but improvement needs were identified in more versatile utilisation of mobile technology, leveraging social support, and providing a wider range of personalized intervention features.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationWireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare. MobiHealth 2012
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages154-162
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-37893-5
    ISBN (Print)978-364237892-8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event3rd International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare, MobiHealth 2012 -
    Duration: 21 Nov 201223 Nov 2012

    Publication series

    SeriesLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
    Volume61
    ISSN1867-8211

    Conference

    Conference3rd International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare, MobiHealth 2012
    Abbreviated titleMobiHealth 2012
    Period21/11/1223/11/12

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    Keywords

    • mobile applications
    • mental well-being
    • persuasive design
    • expert reviews
    • TAMM
    • technology acceptance model

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    Chang, T-R., Kaasinen, E., & Kaipainen, K. (2013). Persuasive Design in Mobile Applications for Mental Well-Being: Multidisciplinary Expert Review. In Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare. MobiHealth 2012 (pp. 154-162). Springer. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, Vol.. 61 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-37893-5_18
    Chang, Ting-Ray ; Kaasinen, Eija ; Kaipainen, Kirsikka. / Persuasive Design in Mobile Applications for Mental Well-Being: Multidisciplinary Expert Review. Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare. MobiHealth 2012. Springer, 2013. pp. 154-162 (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, Vol. 61).
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    Persuasive Design in Mobile Applications for Mental Well-Being: Multidisciplinary Expert Review. / Chang, Ting-Ray; Kaasinen, Eija; Kaipainen, Kirsikka.

    Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare. MobiHealth 2012. Springer, 2013. p. 154-162 (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, Vol. 61).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

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    Chang T-R, Kaasinen E, Kaipainen K. Persuasive Design in Mobile Applications for Mental Well-Being: Multidisciplinary Expert Review. In Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare. MobiHealth 2012. Springer. 2013. p. 154-162. (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, Vol. 61). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-37893-5_18