Designing for Peer Involvement in Weight Management

Maitland, J. and Chalmers, M. (2011) Designing for Peer Involvement in Weight Management. In: CHI '11: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Vancouver BC., Canada, May 7-12 2011, (doi: 10.1145/1978942.1978988)

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The problems of obesity and overweight are commonly cited as the motivation behind recent efforts to develop technology that promotes physical activity. Prompted by the social nature of many of the emerging applications, this paper presents our investigation of the sociality of weight management as experienced by a broad demographic of individuals. Our findings highlight the broad scope of peer involvement, and provide insight into the context and mechanics of related interaction that may prove valuable in informing the next generation of peer-based weight management technology for use in everyday life.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Chalmers, Professor Matthew
Authors: Maitland, J., and Chalmers, M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Journal Name:Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

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