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Grow your world : a positive health based application for young adults

Uhlhorn, L. H. M. (2021) Grow your world : a positive health based application for young adults.

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Abstract:This project aims to motivate young adults towards behavior change to gain a healthier lifestyle through positive health and lifestyle coaching principles. Positive health is a view of health that argues being healthy is more than just not being sick. The available positive health tool is not suited for daily use, so this project designed a mobile application that allows users to set and achieve goals, using positive feedback in the form of a globe. This globe grows based on achieved user goals. The idea is based on multiple brainstorm sessions, and an online questionnaire (n=46), and was further specified using lo-fi prototypes. The application was tested for 5 days and results indicated that the application helped people broaden their view of health and take more actions. Concluding, the research indicated that paying attention to health and consciously taking actions improves health or improves how people view their health. Longitudinal studies are needed to test how the application helps young adults’ lifestyle long-term. The app, however, had promising results, and participants were thankful for the reminder that taking care of yourself is important, especially during the corona epidemic.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:02 science and culture in general
Programme:Creative Technology BSc (50447)
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