Affordances and Behavioral Outcomes of Wearable Activity Trackers

Annamina Rieder, Christiane Lehrer, Reinhard Jung

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Abstrakt

Wearable Activity Trackers (WATs) are often ascribed the ability to reduce health risks by promoting physical activity and healthful eating habits. However, research has shown that their use does not always lead to behavior changes. Using the affordance lens, this study investigates how WATs’ material features facilitate behavioral outcomes, as users interpret WATs in light of their personal healthrelated goals. Using narrative interviews with twenty-five WAT users, we found two categories of affordances—learning affordances and behavior-focused affordances—leading to three behavioral outcomes: behavior change, compliance change, and remaining with the status quo. Moreover, we identified four types of users (based on their goal configurations) that actualized different affordances and showed different behavioral outcomes. While some types of users fundamentally changed their daily routines as a result of using WATs, others simply complied with technology cues or did not change their behavior at all. Our results have several implications for research on WATs and WATs’ design.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProceedings of the 28th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) : A Virtual AIS Conference
Antal sider16
Udgivelses stedAtlanta, GA
ForlagAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
Publikationsdato2020
Artikelnummer23
StatusUdgivet - 2020
BegivenhedThe 28th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2020: Liberty, Equality and Fraternity in a Digital World - Virtual Conference, Marrakesh, Marokko
Varighed: 15 jun. 202017 jun. 2020
Konferencens nummer: 28
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Konference

KonferenceThe 28th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2020
Nummer28
LokationVirtual Conference
LandMarokko
ByMarrakesh
Periode15/06/202017/06/2020
Internetadresse
NavnProceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems
ISSN0000-0034

Emneord

  • Wearable
  • Affordance
  • Behavior change

Citationsformater

Rieder, A., Lehrer, C., & Jung, R. (2020). Affordances and Behavioral Outcomes of Wearable Activity Trackers. I Proceedings of the 28th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS): A Virtual AIS Conference [23] Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL). Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems http://aisel.aisnet.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1022&context=ecis2020_rp