Bangor - Day 9 - The use of technology in the pursuit of behaviour change

Thursday 19th The use of technology in the pursuit of behaviour change Programme Overview

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Resources and other content from the day:

Morning Sessions

09.00-09.30  Registration

09.30-10.00  Welcome and Game Briefing

10.00–11.00  Talk One:Technomeopathy, Robot Doctors and other Gimmickry. Presented by Matt Wyatt, 1000 Lives Improvement

11.00–12.00  Talk two: ENACTUS Presented by Aaron John. MSc Student

12.00-13.00  Lunch

Afternoon Sessions

13.00-14.30  Workshop one: Gamification in the Pursuit of Behaviour Change. Presented by Rhi Willmot and Kate Isherwood. PhD students in Health and Well-being.

14.30-15.00 Workshop two: Sport and Behaviour Change. Presented by Rupert Moon

15.00-15.30  Break / Networking

15.30-16.30  TED Talks (Cinema) / Ideate Session (Colab) / Poster session (Foyer) /  Future Generations discussion (Cowork)

16.30-17.00   Panel Discussion (TBC)

17.00-17.30   Evening reception

Key Note Session

17.30-18.30   Key Note Speaker Professor John Parkinson, Head of School of Psychology, Bangor University. Gameful by Design: Can games teach us how to live better lives?



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Posted by Dyfrig Williams 24 March 2016 17:25:00 Categories: Bangor


30 March 2016 13:59:24

Raising awareness of the risks of skin cancer with Free WiFi on the Beach

  • Here is an interesting example of using technology to influence behaviour. Everyone loves WiFi, and what could be better than Free WiFi on the Beach
  • Even better if it reduces your risk of skin cancer if it only operates if you are out of direct sunlight and in the shade
  • Here is an interesting video of how it works: Shadow WiFi



30 March 2016 14:03:54

Cheers Chris, love that example!

09 April 2016 14:42:00

Achievement Badges

Here's an interesting example from Lucky's Lake Swim in Orlando Florida.

A friend was telling me all about it this morning. He currently holds the record for the 70-74 year age group and the 75- 80 year old age group. This entitles him to wear a different colour swim hat.

Just wondering if this is an example of 'Gameification' taken to the limits. A question for Rhi & Kate.

I did notice there was a badge for swimming with your spouse on your wedding anniversary. I'm not quite sure that will be sufficiently motivating for my circumstances.






11 April 2016 11:47:44

Nice! I'll leave the outdoor swimming to the 70-80 year olds!

17 May 2016 14:56:23

Loving these examples :) Food for thought for our discussions on user experiences I think :) 

18 May 2016 12:47:33

Thanks for the comment Susanne, hope the discussions are really useful!