Fitness trackers : understanding how user experience impacts motivation

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dc.contributor.advisor George-Palilonis, Jennifer Siscoe, Darby R. 2019-05-13T19:21:55Z 2019-05-13T19:21:55Z 2019-05-04
dc.description.abstract Fitness trackers have become a popular technology for the fitness industry within the wearable market. Fitness trackers provide a unique user experience in that they are ubiquitous and provide instantaneous biometric data to users. However, the market is oversaturated with many devices ranging from fitness trackers strictly used for tracking biometric data, and smartwatches that are an extension of a mobile device. Furthermore, despite their popularity, users are quick to abandon fitness trackers. There is little research that understands how the user experience of fitness trackers assists in creating positive exercise routines for users and why users adopt these devices for long term. The goal of this thesis is to understand how the usability, design, and social features provided by fitness trackers affects the user experience, which of these factors drive users toward long-term adoption or abandonment of their devices, and provide recommendations for fitness tracker designers and product developers to improve the user experience. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Journalism
dc.subject.lcsh Activity trackers (Wearable technology)
dc.subject.lcsh Public opinion -- United States.
dc.subject.lcsh Exercise -- Psychological aspects.
dc.title Fitness trackers : understanding how user experience impacts motivation en_US
dc.title.alternative Fitness trackers : user experience and motivation en_US Thesis (M.A.) en_US

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