'This is your life!': the design of a positive psychology intervention using metaphor to motivate

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Abstract

‘This Is Your Life’ is a training aimed at personal growth, or ‘flourishing’, and is based on the science of positive psychology. The objective of this project was to create a design for a digital version of a book with theory and exercises about positive psychology. The target group for the digital version were primary school teachers. A user-centered design approach was used together with persuasive and gameful design frameworks. More specifically, a metaphorical design was used to motivate the target group to start using the training and to continue using and complete the training. Several metaphors were explored and tested with the target group. Finally, a working prototype of the digital training was developed and tested by the target user group. From this final test we found that the chosen metaphorical design indeed motivated people to (1) start working on the training and (2) continue working on the training.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown
Place of PublicationPadua, Italy
PublisherSpringer
Pages-
ISBN (Print)9783319071268
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 May 2014
Event9th International Conference on Persuasive Technology, PERSUASIVE 2014 - University of Padua, Padua, Italy
Duration: 21 May 201423 May 2014
Conference number: 9

Publication series

NameLecture notes in computer science
PublisherSpringer
Volume8462
ISSN (Print)0302-9743

Conference

Conference9th International Conference on Persuasive Technology, PERSUASIVE 2014
Abbreviated titlePERSUASIVE
CountryItaly
CityPadua
Period21/05/1423/05/14

Keywords

  • METIS-303650
  • IR-91098

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