I began the semester by exploring the motivations for adopting healthy eating habits in the workplace and the resulting healthcare savings. This was accomplished by conducting observational research and by creating a community website to gather comments, determine preferences and generate ideas from the general public and from my cohort.
From my research, I created a Brand Diagram, a Soundscape and a Motion graphic in order to determine the persona, tone, and purpose for a service that would motivate users to embrace a healthier lifestyle.
Finally, I developed an application with the intent of facilitating behavior change through both positive and negative reinforcement. From my exploration, I found that a personalized reinforcement technique is likely to inspire change since motivations are different for each person and depend on a user's environment, past experiences, culture and economic circumstances.
The app determines whether the user best responds to positive or negative reinforcement. Users set healthy lifestyle goals and work on a team to accumulate points in order to earn prizes or avoid penalty.