Visual quotes and physical activity tracking: Can aesthetic pleasure motivate our short-term exercise motivation?

Lígia Duro, Evangelos Karapanos, Pedro Campos, Teresa Romão

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Abstract

Empirical studies of activity tracking in HCI research have paid little attention to the impact of the visual presentation of motivational text messages on exercise motivation, even though, these days, motivational texts are often embedded in a visual presentation (such as visual quotes). Herein, we report the results of an online experiment with a total of 368 participants. Contrary to expectations, perceived aesthetic pleasure did not strengthen the motivating capability of perceived positive or neutral motivational text messages on the type of exercise motivation linked to the short-term (on the extrinsic-identified behavior regulation). Findings are discussed in the context of physical activity tracking services.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnology, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Education - 3rd EAI International Conference, TIE 2019, Proceedings
EditorsCristina Sylla, Ido Iurgel
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages109-118
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-40180-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-40179-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event3rd EAI International Conference on Technology, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Education, TIE 2019 - Braga, Portugal
Duration: 17 Oct 201918 Oct 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST
PublisherSpringer
Volume307 LNICST
ISSN (Print)1867-8211

Conference

Conference3rd EAI International Conference on Technology, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Education, TIE 2019
CountryPortugal
CityBraga
Period17/10/1918/10/19

Keywords

  • Aesthetic pleasure
  • Exercise motivation
  • Motivational text messages

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