As context, I am going to give you a whirlwind tour of the toolWill focus on the process and our learningif time, take you through the learning on the from the livetool.
12 weeks of lessons to walk user through key steps of behavior change. Virtual counsellor is providing the structure.
Demonstrations of personal feedback and interactivity
Based on age and gender (carried forward from UA) and activity level
User is taught appropriate level of calorie restriction to lose weight,Based on our reco’s and what they have learned, user selects their target weightApproach: try to educate. Not just formula’s and cells to fill in.
Feedback to help user set up goals
IN several subsequent lessons, user will get a chance to create various components of their plan such as challenges, rewards, support.Example: challenge & solution
Can add and edit goals
Section to allow tracking
My plan- place to consolidate whole plan, and make edits
Vendor that did the lit search, went on to develop the toolSuch a big decision needs active debate at every go/no go stage
Context:Med size org with modest budgetsHealth promo staff, not software development or website design experts.
6 month delay
Extensive data—show a preview just to give you a sense of what is possible
lesson 2 - only 23% completing the lesson (of those that started lesson 2). This is a very long lesson.How to solve this, without compromising the science
Next we did usability
Dr. Bob Bensley as Project lead: a Professor of Community Health Education; PI on over $1 million in grants focused on Internet-based behaviour changeBA in Kinesiology and Physical Education from Wilfrid Laurier University and a MA in Kinesiology and Health Science at York University. Obesity guide, food guide, PA guide, DRI’sMr. Rivas has degrees in community health education, exercise science, and public administration.