The potential of technology in facilitating positive stress experiences

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Abstract

The positive side of stress, eustress, has remained an understudied area in psychology, health technology and HCI. Based on 21 qualitative interviews with entrepreneurs on their positive stress experiences, we aim at providing implications for technology-supported service design. First, we shed light on the current role of technology in experiencing positive stress in the everyday work-related situations of entrepreneurs. Second, the potential of technology is assessed by analysing entrepreneurs' mind-sets and the ways of working which they perceive as enablers for eustress and which could be facilitated by novel technological solutions. Our findings show that the potential of technology for supporting eustress includes areas such as co-creation and collaboration, planning and scheduling, togetherness and shared success, the means for mental preparing and ways to recover.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECCE '15 Proceedings of the European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics 2015
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery ACM
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-3612-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event33rd European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics, ECCE 2015 - Warsaw, Poland
Duration: 1 Jul 20153 Jul 2015
Conference number: 33

Conference

Conference33rd European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics, ECCE 2015
Abbreviated titleECCE 2015
CountryPoland
CityWarsaw
Period1/07/153/07/15

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Entrepreneurs
Co-creation
Planning and scheduling
Enablers
Health technology
Psychology
Human-computer interaction
Mindset
Service design

Keywords

  • positive side of stress
  • eustress

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Heikkilä, P., Ainasoja, M., & Oksman, V. (2015). The potential of technology in facilitating positive stress experiences. In ECCE '15 Proceedings of the European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics 2015 [27] Association for Computing Machinery ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/2788412.2788441
Heikkilä, Päivi ; Ainasoja, Mari ; Oksman, Virpi. / The potential of technology in facilitating positive stress experiences. ECCE '15 Proceedings of the European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics 2015. Association for Computing Machinery ACM, 2015.
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Heikkilä, P, Ainasoja, M & Oksman, V 2015, The potential of technology in facilitating positive stress experiences. in ECCE '15 Proceedings of the European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics 2015., 27, Association for Computing Machinery ACM, 33rd European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics, ECCE 2015, Warsaw, Poland, 1/07/15. https://doi.org/10.1145/2788412.2788441

The potential of technology in facilitating positive stress experiences. / Heikkilä, Päivi; Ainasoja, Mari; Oksman, Virpi.

ECCE '15 Proceedings of the European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics 2015. Association for Computing Machinery ACM, 2015. 27.

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