"Every pregnancy is different": Designing mHealth interventions for the pregnancy ecology

Tamara Peyton, Erika Poole, Madhu Reddy, Jennifer Kraschnewski, Cynthia Chuang

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of an ongoing study into the potential role of mobile or wireless health applications for targeting the prevention of excessive gestational weight gain in pregnant lower-income American women. Informed by a qualitative study of pregnant women's experiences, we develop a set of design requirements for designing mobile health (mHealth) interventions related to healthy pregnancies. We identify a disconnection between physical activity and food tracking application design paradigms, and the reality of pregnant women's lives and capacities. We introduce the concept of an individualized pregnancy ecology, which provides an alternative paradigm for design of health and wellness management tools for lower-income pregnant women.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDIS 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Designing Interactive Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages577-586
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781450329026
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event2014 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, DIS 2014 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: Jun 21 2014Jun 25 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Conference on Designing Interactive Systems: Processes, Practices, Methods, and Techniques, DIS

Other

Other2014 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, DIS 2014
CountryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period6/21/146/25/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software

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    Peyton, T., Poole, E., Reddy, M., Kraschnewski, J., & Chuang, C. (2014). "Every pregnancy is different": Designing mHealth interventions for the pregnancy ecology. In DIS 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (pp. 577-586). (Proceedings of the Conference on Designing Interactive Systems: Processes, Practices, Methods, and Techniques, DIS). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2598510.2598572