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Persuasive Interfaces for Health

This project aims to understand how to design persuasive interfaces that encourage users to adopt positive health behaviors. In collaboration with Dr. Kathryn Ross in the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions and the INIT Lab, this research endeavor started as part of an NIH R-01 grant on long-term weight loss. A significant outcome of the grant was the development of MyTrack+, a mobile app specifically designed to support a clinical trial through targeted data visualizations and questionnaires. Building upon this foundation, the project has expanded its focus to explore broader questions in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) pertaining to health apps, user engagement, and behavior change. By investigating these areas, the research aims to uncover valuable insights that will inform the design of persuasive interfaces, ultimately facilitating the adoption of positive health behaviors among users.

Evaluation of an Adaptive Intervention for Weight Loss Maintenance

A Survey of Notification Designs in Commercial mHealth Apps

Julia Woodward, Yu-Peng Chen, Katarina Jurczyk, Kathryn M. Ross, Lisa Anthony, and Jaime Ruiz. 2021. In Extended Abstracts of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA ’21). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 232, 1–7. DOI: