A framework for designing persuasive mobile healthcare applications





persuasive technologies, mobile applications, mobile healthcare applications, mobile interaction design, healthy behaviour


This research presents a framework for designing persuasive mobile healthcare applications. The aim of the proposed framework is to help the analysis and design of mobile healthcare apps. Two versions of the framework are presented. A study was conducted with experts in order to test the framework and also to provide suggestions for it. The test with the experts showed that the framework was able to help identify the strengths and weaknesses of the applications and proved to be effective. It is expected that the proposed framework will help designers and programmers to design and analyse mobile applications with a persuasive character, and thus assist users in changing and maintaining healthy behaviour.


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Biografia do Autor

Maria Luiza Bergo Demonte, Universidade de Brasilia

Mestre em Design pela Universidade de Brasília

Virginia Tiradentes Souto, Universidade de Brasília

Dra. Virgínia Tiradentes Souto é Professora Associada do Departamento de Design da Universidade de Brasília (UnB). Membro do PPG Design e do PPG Artes Visuais ambos da UnB. Tem mestrado (1998) e doutorado (2006) em Typography and Graphic Communication pela Universidade de Reading, Inglaterra. É coordenadora do grupo de pesquisa Design da Informação (desde 2008), editora gerente da Revista Brasileira de Design da Informação (InfoDesign) e editora associada da Revista Design, Tecnologia e Sociedade, e revisora de vários periódicos. Foi coordenadora do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Design da Universidade de Brasília de maio de 2013 a maio de 2017. Antes de atuar como professora, trabalhou como designer gráfico (a partir de 2004) tendo sido bolsista de Desenvolvimento Tecnológico Industrial DTI-CNPq, coordenadora da equipe de Design e Comunicação do Núcleo de Tecnologia da Informação (NTI), membro da equipe de design da Rede Nacional de Ensino e Pesquisa (RNP). Suas principais áreas de pesquisa são: Design da Informação, Design de Interação, Criatividade e Inovação em Design.


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DEMONTE, M. L. B.; SOUTO, V. T. A framework for designing persuasive mobile healthcare applications. Human Factors in Design, Florianópolis, v. 11, n. 21, p. 003-024, 2022. DOI: 10.5965/2316796311212022003. Disponível em: https://revistas.udesc.br/index.php/hfd/article/view/21121. Acesso em: 5 jul. 2022.