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"Reducing Desk-Based Sedentary Behaviour in University Settings using Personalised Digital Health Solutions: An Application of the Integrate, Design, Assess and Share (IDEAS) Framework for UX Design." C. Wani. M. Lennon. Department of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Strathclyde. 2019. Download PDF (BibTeX) DHS

Purpose: Desk-based sedentary behaviour in university settings is an important concern. Due to the
unique mix of university populations, they remain a significant target for sedentary behaviour (SB)
interventions (Montagni et al. (2018), particularly in terms of health app use. The research was
concerned with reducing desk-based sedentary behaviour in university settings using a personalised
digital health solution
Design, Methodology and Approach: The IDEAS framework (Mummah et al. 2016) was used to
explore how a personalised digital health solution might help manage desk-based sedentary
behaviour. The framework was selected because it integrates behavioural theory, design thinking,
user-centred design, evaluation and dissemination approaches, which are suitable to address the
research aims and objectives. A Total of 10 participants were involved in this study, which took place
in three phases; (1) semi-structured interviews, (2) low-fidelity prototype evaluations and high
fidelity prototype evaluations.
Findings: The research indicated that a personalised digital health solution would be an acceptable
means of managing desk-based – SB. It is recommended that researchers build a fully functional
version of the prototype app and rigorously test it with more users.