Changing a specific health behaviour can be highly com- plex and is often influenced by many personal, social, and environmental factors. Therefore, interventions that aim at behaviour change cannot be one-size-fits-all solutions, and no behaviour change technique is effective for everyone. One potential solution could be to support individuals in finding interventions through self-experimentation. This research explored the requirements for an explorative self- experimentation intervention and developed tools that sup- port users in the process, complementing developments in quantitative self-experimentation. Based on a research through design approach, we developed three different prototypes for supporting a change in health-related behaviour, which were used and evaluated by fourteen par- ticipants over a four-week period. A thematic analysis of interviews with participants led to seven themes, which can be used as a starting point when designing for explorative self-experimentation.
FundingThis research was funded by the Pride and Prejudice project by the 4TU federation under Grant No. 4TU-UIT-346.
- research through design
- behaviour change
- self- experimentation
- human- centred design
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Kraal, J. J. (Creator), TU Delft - 4TU.ResearchData, 14 Mar 2023