Personal Informatics & HCI: Design, Theory, & Social Implications — CHI 2011 Workshop

Personal Informatics & HCI: Design, Theory, & Social Implications

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A Mobile Application for Improving Health Attitudes: Being Social Matters
Amy L. Gonzales, JP Pollak, Daniela Retelny, Eric P.S. Baumer, Geri Gay

This paper describes a pilot test of a mobile phone application, VERA, (Virtual Environments to Raise Awareness) designed to improve attitudes about health by increasing awareness of health behaviors through use of a photolog. VERA was tested in a group and individual setting over the course of 2 weeks. Quantitative and qualitative data were collected. Participants in the group condition rated themselves as more aware of health behaviors and having more self- control after using the system. These results are discussed using a social psychological theory of self- perception and public commitment.




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Organized by

Ian Li | Anind Dey | Jodi Forlizzi
Kristina Höök | Yevgeniy Medynskiy


  • Papers Due  February 11, 2011
  • Notification  March 15, 2011
  • Workshop  May 7, 2011

CHI 2011

CHI 2011
May 7–12, 2011
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Created by Ian Li. HCII, Carnegie Mellon University.