Fit4life: the design of a persuasive technology promoting healthy behavior and ideal weight

@inproceedings{Purpura2011Fit4lifeTD,
  title={Fit4life: the design of a persuasive technology promoting healthy behavior and ideal weight},
  author={Stephen Purpura and Victoria Schwanda Sosik and Kaiton Williams and William Stubler and Phoebe Sengers},
  booktitle={CHI},
  year={2011}
}
This is a critical design paper offering a possible scenario of use intended to provoke reflection about values and politics of design in persuasive computing. We describe the design of a system - Fit4Life - that encourages individuals to address the larger goal of reducing obesity in society by promoting individual healthy behaviors. Using the Persuasive Systems Design Model [26], this paper outlines the Fit4Life persuasion context, the technology, its use of persuasive messages, and an… CONTINUE READING
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