Software Design Principles for Digital Behavior Change Interventions - Lessons Learned from the MOPO Study

Lauri Tuovinen, Riikka Ahola, Maarit Kangas, Raija Korpelainen, Pekka Siirtola, Tim Luoto, Riitta Pyky, Juha Röning, Timo Jämsä


Using the Internet as a delivery channel has become a popular approach to conducting health promotion interventions, and the evidence indicates that such interventions can be effective. In this paper we propose a set of design principles and a generic architectural model based on experiences accumulated while developing a Web-based application for a physical activation intervention. The proposed principles address the development of an intervention application as an abstract entity, a platform for gathering data for the needs of three principal stakeholder groups. The principles are derived from the purposes for which the data is gathered and the constraints that may limit the availability of desired data; by observing these principles, developers of intervention applications can identify the design trade-offs they need to make to ensure that all stakeholder needs are adequately fulfilled. An evolutionary development process is proposed as a way of gradually working toward an application that induces the desired effect on the behavior of the users.


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Paper Citation

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Tuovinen L., Ahola R., Kangas M., Korpelainen R., Siirtola P., Luoto T., Pyky R., Röning J. and Jämsä T. (2016). Software Design Principles for Digital Behavior Change Interventions - Lessons Learned from the MOPO Study . In Proceedings of the 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2016) ISBN 978-989-758-170-0, pages 175-182. DOI: 10.5220/0005656101750182

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author={Lauri Tuovinen and Riikka Ahola and Maarit Kangas and Raija Korpelainen and Pekka Siirtola and Tim Luoto and Riitta Pyky and Juha Röning and Timo Jämsä},
title={Software Design Principles for Digital Behavior Change Interventions - Lessons Learned from the MOPO Study},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2016)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2016)
TI - Software Design Principles for Digital Behavior Change Interventions - Lessons Learned from the MOPO Study
SN - 978-989-758-170-0
AU - Tuovinen L.
AU - Ahola R.
AU - Kangas M.
AU - Korpelainen R.
AU - Siirtola P.
AU - Luoto T.
AU - Pyky R.
AU - Röning J.
AU - Jämsä T.
PY - 2016
SP - 175
EP - 182
DO - 10.5220/0005656101750182