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Designing Experiential Media for Volitional Usage: An Approach Based on Music and Other Hobbies

Abstract Achievement of many long-term goals requires sustained practice over long durations. Examples include goals related to areas of high personal and societal benefit, such as physical fitness, which requires a practice of frequent exercise; self-education, which requires a practice of frequent study; or personal productivity, which requires a practice of performing work. Maintaining these practices can be difficult, because even though obvious benefits come with achieving these goals, an individual's willpower may not always be sufficient to sustain the required effort. This dissertation advocates addressing this problem by designing novel interfaces that provide people with new practices that are fun and enjoyable, thereby reducing the ne... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Wallis, Isaac (Author) / Ingalls, Todd (Advisor) / Coleman, Grisha (Committee member) / Sundaram, Hari (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Multimedia / Music / human-computer interfaces / long-term goals / serious leisure
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 295 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Media Arts and Sciences 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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