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"I had to become my own hero": En utvärderande studie av träningsapplikationen RunKeeper
Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
"I had to become my own hero" : An evaluating study of the training application RunKeeper (English)
Abstract [en]

Being physically active plays an essential role in ensuring good health and well-being. Motivation is a key factor for maintaining a healthy lifestyle and together with the help of today’s modern technology, facilitating new innovative approaches has made it easier to motivate people towards regular physical activity. This study aims to examine how a training application can increase motivation and how behavioral change occurs when using a training application. Qualitative data collection methods such as interviews and observations have been used in this study. The results show that the training applications ability to motivate varies, and there is a vast interest in taking part of the statistical results and having control over personal developments.

Abstract [sv]

Fysisk aktivitet är en viktig roll för att kunna säkerställa god hälsa och välmående. Motivation är en nyckel faktor för att upprätthålla en hälsosamlivsstil. Tillsammans med dagens moderna teknik har det utvecklats nya innovativa tillvägagångssätt för att motivera människan till regelbunden fysisk aktivitet. Denna studie undersöker hur en träningsapplikation kan bidra till ökad motivation och hur beteendeförändring förekommer vid användning av en träningsapplikation. Kvalitativa datainsamlingsmetoder såsom intervjuer och observationer har använts i denna studie. Resultatet visar att träningsapplikationens förmåga att motivera varierar beroende på användare. Det finns även ett stort intresse att kunna ta del av slutresultat och ha kontroll över den personliga utvecklingen.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 61 p.
Keyword [en]
Fogg behavior model, RunKeeper, training application, apps, applications, functions, health, fitness, training, physical activity
Keyword [sv]
Fogg Behavior model, RunKeeper, träningsapplikation, appar, applikationer, funktioner, hälsa, fitness, träning, fysisk aktivitet
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Media and Communication Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-23381OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-23381DiVA: diva2:715192
Subject / course
Media Technology
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Technology
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Available from: 2014-05-05 Created: 2014-05-01 Last updated: 2014-05-05Bibliographically approved

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