Abstract

Over the recent decades, a gradual shift towards less physically active and more sedentary work tasks and environments has taken place in many professions. Low levels of physical activity are now one of the major societal challenges due to its negative impact on health. We report a case study generating knowledge on how to support a change of work practise from low levels of physical activity to an increased level by combining and integrating and not separating work tasks from physical activity. This approach resulted in Meeting afoot – a system supporting walk meetings developed in close collaboration with participants and a cross-disciplinary team. The study share generated knowledge from two design iterations and user experience that can be valuable for the design research community aiming at similar approaches.

Keywords:

User Experience design; transforming work practise; Physical activity; Physical literacy

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Meeting Afoot – A Step Towards Transforming Work Practice By Design Of Technical Support

Over the recent decades, a gradual shift towards less physically active and more sedentary work tasks and environments has taken place in many professions. Low levels of physical activity are now one of the major societal challenges due to its negative impact on health. We report a case study generating knowledge on how to support a change of work practise from low levels of physical activity to an increased level by combining and integrating and not separating work tasks from physical activity. This approach resulted in Meeting afoot – a system supporting walk meetings developed in close collaboration with participants and a cross-disciplinary team. The study share generated knowledge from two design iterations and user experience that can be valuable for the design research community aiming at similar approaches.

 

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