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A User Centred Approach To Sustainable Development: How UX as means to develop a tool to reduce everyday stress and promote a sustainable lifestyle.
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Applied Physics and Electronics.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

How can user experience as means support people in their struggle to keep up with their stressful life. This thesis cover how user experience can be used as method to develop a application that in short term reduce everyday stress, and in long term support a sustainable development. A literature study was conducted what stress is and what impact it has on people, also a compilation of sustainable development in everyday life together with the theory of user experience on a mobile platform was made. To create a prototype of a mobile application an iterative design process been conducted by design, test and evaluate prototypes in three stage from paper prototypes, lo-fi to hi-fi. Finally interactive prototype of a mobile application were created with functionality that reduce stress among people in their everyday life.  This applications functionality to ease the burden on chores that frequently accrued in the user study as source of stress. Mainly related to laundry, cleaning and food chores.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 45
Keywords [en]
user experience, UX, Sustainable development
National Category
Interaction Technologies
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-161621OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-161621DiVA, id: diva2:1337400
External cooperation
YOURS - kommunikationsbyrå
Subject / course
Examensarbete i Interaktionsteknik och design
Educational program
Master of Science Programme in Interaction Technology and Design - Engineering
Presentation
2019-06-04, Umeå, 13:39 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2019-07-14 Created: 2019-07-14 Last updated: 2019-07-14Bibliographically approved

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