Hogeschool van Amsterdam

Urban Vitality

Look! A healthy neighborhood: Means to motivate participants in using an app for monitoring community health

Casy Study: Activities and Health

Conference

Participatory data collection relies on the commitment<br/>of the participants to report data continuously, which<br/>makes providing incentives to people crucial. In this<br/>case study, we describe how we designed a web app by<br/>using different incentive mechanisms to collect<br/>participatory data for monitoring community health.<br/>The insights we gathered through evaluating the<br/>prototype in focus groups and the lessons we learned<br/>about sustaining motivation and interest are discussed<br/>in the paper. We expect that these lessons would be<br/>useful for other participatory sensing projects that aim<br/>for constant and systematic data contribution from a<br/>large group of people.

Reference Cila, N., Jansen, G., den Broeder, J. M., Groen, M., Meys, W., den Broeder, L., & Kröse, B. (2016). Look! A healthy neighborhood: Means to motivate participants in using an app for monitoring community health: Casy Study: Activities and Health. In Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 889-898). New York: ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/2851581.2851591
Published by  Urban Vitality 1 January 2016