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Designing an eHealth Well-Being Program: A Participatory Design Approach

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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(14), 7250; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18147250
Received: 28 May 2021 / Revised: 29 June 2021 / Accepted: 2 July 2021 / Published: 6 July 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Better Health Services and Preventive Interventions: eHealth)
In recent years, the relevance of eHealth interventions has become increasingly evident. However, a sequential procedural application to cocreating eHealth interventions is currently lacking. This paper demonstrates the implementation of a participatory design (PD) process to inform the design of an eHealth intervention aiming to enhance well-being. PD sessions were conducted with 57 people across four sessions. Within PD sessions participants experienced prototype activities, provided feedback and designed program interventions. A 5-week eHealth well-being intervention focusing on lifestyle, habits, physical activity, and meditation was proposed. The program is suggested to be delivered through online workshops and online community interaction. A five-step PD process emerged; namely, (1) collecting best practices, (2) participatory discovery, (3) initial proof-of-concept, (4) participatory prototyping, and (5) pilot intervention proof-of-concept finalisation. Health professionals, behaviour change practitioners and program planners can adopt this process to ensure end-user cocreation using the five-step process. The five-step PD process may help to create user-friendly programs. View Full-Text
Keywords: well-being; intervention; eHealth; participatory design; prevention well-being; intervention; eHealth; participatory design; prevention
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van Hierden, Y.; Dietrich, T.; Rundle-Thiele, S. Designing an eHealth Well-Being Program: A Participatory Design Approach. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 7250. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18147250

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van Hierden Y, Dietrich T, Rundle-Thiele S. Designing an eHealth Well-Being Program: A Participatory Design Approach. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(14):7250. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18147250

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van Hierden, Yannick, Timo Dietrich, and Sharyn Rundle-Thiele. 2021. "Designing an eHealth Well-Being Program: A Participatory Design Approach" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 14: 7250. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18147250

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