Computer Science

“Design for Multiple Behavioral Changes: Practice-Based Interventions for Sustainable Living”

CS Colloquium Seminar: Dr. Patricia Kuo from the University of Michigan

Host: Hao-Chuan Wang
When: Thursday, April 26th at 1:10pm
Where: 1131 Kemper Hall
Research has shown that people’s eating and exercise behaviors can be changed simultaneously in one single intervention. This is promising as it could reduce healthcare cost. As behaviors in domains of well-being are related to each other in multiple ways, I ask “Could we change people’s behaviors that are implicitly related to each other in the broader scope of well-being?” In this talk, I will discuss two practice-based interventions aiming to change more than one behavior related to sustainable living. Building on emerging knowledge from research in human-computer interaction (HCI), psychology, and behavioral science, these studies aim to develop sustained approaches to help people achieve better well-being.
Patricia Pei-Yi Kuo (Ph.D., Northwestern University) is a postdoctoral research fellow at University of Michigan’s School of Information. Her research in human computer interaction (HCI) focuses on studying and developing digital health interventions and technologies to encourage behavior change in domains of well-being (health, aging, and environmental awareness). Her work can be seen in HCI and health informatics venues, including UbiComp, CHI, and AMIA.

1131 Kemper Hall

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