Dear Diary: A Design Exploration on Motivating Reflective Diary Writing

Ine Mols
Faculty of Industrial Design, University of Technology Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Panos Markopoulos
Faculty of Industrial Design, University of Technology Eindhoven, The Netherlands

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Ingår i: Persuasive Technology: Design for Health and Safety; The 7th International Conference on Persuasive Technology; PERSUASIVE 2012; Linköping; Sweden; June 6-8; Adjunct Proceedings

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 68:8, s. 29-32

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Publicerad: 2012-06-06


ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


This research-through-design study explores the motivations and threshold for reflective diary writing; as a case of supporting behavior change through product design. A field study examines how a new design of a diary triggers and stimulates writing and taking a reflective perspective. The most important finding shows that the design changes the overall experience and strengthens the reflective value of diary writing. The findings suggest focusing on motivation and experience design for supporting behavior change.


Daily Reflection; Motivation; Diary Writing; Design Exploration; Changing Behavior


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