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URN etd-0910114-144347 Statistics This thesis had been viewed 1362 times. Download 440 times. Author Shu-Ling Chen Author's Email Address No Public. Department Computer Science and Enginerring Year 2013 Semester 2 Degree Master Type of Document Master's Thesis Language zh-TW.Big5 Chinese Page Count 89 Title THE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF A MOBILE APPLICATION FOR ENGAGING HYDRATION BEHAVIOR Keyword behavior change crowdsourcing mobile computing gamification Persuasive Technology Community activism ubiquitous computing sustainability sustainability ubiquitous computing Community activism Persuasive Technology gamification mobile computing crowdsourcing behavior change Abstract “Do you drink enough water?” This is a typical daily routine that we know what is beneficial to us, but we simply do not make the proper corresponding decision with the knowing. In this research we want to know whether mobile apps can be designed to help people have more control of making informed decisions that accumulate over time and cause the improvements or deteriorations in health. By exploiting and leveraging the materiality of contemporary mobile phones, we present HydroMap, an app that reminds and helps its users decide in real-time and reflect the fact, water of life. The aim is to empower every of its users to take part in monitoring, sharing, and taking collective action based on their own water drinking measurements. We report the results of a study that used both quantitative and qualitative methods to investigate the impact of influential factors, including attractiveness, value, ease-of-use, trust, social support, as well as fun. Advisor Committee Yun-Maw Cheng - advisor
Li-Chieh Chen - co-chair
Ming-Chih Huang - co-chair
Files Date of Defense 2014-07-14 Date of Submission 2014-09-10