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Maintaining life change and supporting maintenance with design – what can we learn from Twelve Step recovery?
Number of Authors: 1
2011 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The project has created a design for a mobile service for personal Twelve Step work and situated Twelve Step work within the space of internet therapy and mobile services. The Twelve Step program helps addicts to recover from addiction and obsessive behavior, and their families to recover from the effects of living with an addict. Since recovery touches upon all aspects of life, mobile technology is a useful tool. The design presented below consists of three functions: · compiling the daily rhythm – helping users reflect over their routines through data collection and visualization, · rolling the dice - helping users break out of negative thinking by suggesting activities, · a gesture for letting go – helping users let go of issues they cannot handle. They are grounded in interviews and literature and will be further tested in future projects. Here, they are described and their minimal technical requirements are listed.

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Kista, Sweden: Swedish Institute of Computer Science , 2011, 10.
SICS Technical Report, ISSN 1100-3154 ; 2011:08
Keyword [en]
lifestyle change, maintaining lifestyle change, design, Twelve Step recovery
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Computer and Information Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-23866OAI: diva2:1042944
Available from: 2016-10-31 Created: 2016-10-31

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