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      A Design Thinking Approach to the Design of a Digital Tool to Support People on a Weight Management Journey

      Proceedings of the 32nd International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI)
      Human Computer Interaction Conference
      4 - 6 July 2018
      User Centred Design, Design Thinking, Behaviour Change, Weight Management, mHealth


            The application of digital tools in support of people making a positive behaviour change is well established. However, it has been observed that the impact is not as significant as predicted. The aim of this project was to investigate whether a Design Thinking approach could generate new insights that could be used to drive the development of an innovative application to help people on their weight management journey. Findings show that although no radically new user needs were identified, careful planning emerged as the most significant challenge; which contrasts with the heavy focus of commercially available apps on calorie and activity tracking.


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            July 2018
            July 2018
            : 1-4
            [0001]Leeds Beckett University

            Leeds, UK
            © Doney. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of British HCI 2018. Belfast, UK.

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            Proceedings of the 32nd International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference
            Belfast, UK
            4 - 6 July 2018
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Human Computer Interaction Conference
            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
            Self URI (article page): https://www.scienceopen.com/hosted-document?doi=10.14236/ewic/HCI2018.166
            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
            Electronic Workshops in Computing

            Applied computer science,Computer science,Security & Cryptology,Graphics & Multimedia design,General computer science,Human-computer-interaction
            User Centred Design,Weight Management,Design Thinking,mHealth,Behaviour Change


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