One of the mean goal of designers is often to provide solutions. To investigate the definition of the problems and to provide the solutions, surveys and questionnaires are the most commonly used methods. Currently, sensors that can collect more detailed and in-depth data about, i.e. human activity, add new possibilities to oversee the bigger picture to come up with the right solution. This is particularly the case when tools and programs are used for data analytics. Both mentioned methods are applied within this study. In the field of office workers, health is highly discussed since office workers tent to sit too much. The relevance of this study increases since the absence of physical activity is a risk factor for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases [1].

The question: “Can data-based notification influence the number of steps per day of an office worker?” is attempt to answers within this two week study. With the results of this study, it can not be assumed that wearing an activity tracker with notifications about the activity has a positive effect on the number of steps. Nevertheless, this study assumes that wearing a device like Mi Band 3, can increase the awareness of activity with the result of an increasing step count. In order to give an answer to the research question, two sub-questions arise; (1) “What is the influence of the notifications in the hours after the participant received the notification?” and (2) “What is the difference between the total number of steps each week?”. 

Students: W. Audenaerd, L. Goudswaard, L.D. Jonker, W.A. Saly

1 – Biernat, Elżbieta & Tomaszewski, Paweł & Milde, Katarzyna. (2010). Physical activity of office workers. Biology of Sport. 27. 10.5604/20831862.927495.

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