You have 5 seconds: Designing glanceable feedback for physical activity trackers

Rúben Gouveia*, Fábio Pereira, Ana Caraban, Sean A. Munson, Evangelos Karapanos

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Abstract

People engage with activity trackers in short sessions: over 70% are defined by glances - brief, 5-second sessions where individuals check ongoing activity levels with no further interaction. We explore how to best leverage such short sessions to maximize positive impact on behavior. To do so, we explore the design of Glanceable Behavioral Feedback Interfaces, focusing on three directions for design: increasing the frequency of glances, increasing the impact of glances on physical activity, and promoting moments of exploration and learning with activity trackers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiComp and ISWC 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and the Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages643-648
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450335751
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sep 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and 2015 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers - Osaka, Japan
Duration: 7 Sep 201511 Sep 2015

Conference

Conference ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and 2015 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers
Abbreviated titleUbiComp & ISWC
CountryJapan
CityOsaka
Period7/09/1511/09/15

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Keywords

  • Behavioral feedback interfaces
  • Engagement
  • Glanceable displays
  • Physical activity tracking

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Gouveia, R., Pereira, F., Caraban, A., Munson, S. A., & Karapanos, E. (2015). You have 5 seconds: Designing glanceable feedback for physical activity trackers. In UbiComp and ISWC 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and the Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers (pp. 643-648). Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/2800835.2809437