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Running: A Flexible Situated Study

Temir, E; O'Kane, AA; Marshall, P; Blandford, A; (2016) Running: A Flexible Situated Study. In: Kaye, J and Druin, A and Lampe, C and Morris, D and Hourcade, JP, (eds.) CHI EA '16: Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. (pp. pp. 2906-2914). Association for Computing Machinery (ACM): New York. Green open access

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Abstract

This paper describes a situated study of personal informatics applications for running that had to be conducted in a flexible and pragmatic way to adjust for the context of use. A qualitative situated study highlighted important differences in runners' motivations, uncovering markedly different uses and preferences between people who run either for health or for pleasure, but also underscored how the physical nature of the interaction impacted data collection. By adjusting the method to be sensitive to the physical nature of the interaction and the preferences of the participants, a pragmatic situated approach provided insights into how these technologies are actually used.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Running: A Flexible Situated Study
Event: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 7-12 May 2016, San Jose, California, USA
ISBN-13: 9781450340823
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1145/2851581.2892385
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2851581.2892385
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © 2016 Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. (ACM).
Keywords: Wellbeing; fitness; exercise; running; situated studies; apps; context; mobile; personal informatics
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > UCL Interaction Centre
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Computer Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1482117
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