GoDesk - Reducing Sedentary Behavior
GoDesk is a smart desk gadget that reduces the sedentary behavior in white-collar workers by nudging the users to sit less.
Project Type & Deliverables
My Role — UX Designer
Project Duration — 6 Weeks
A sedentary job is a work that involves very limited amounts of physical activity. These jobs require sitting for 6 out of 8 hours in a work day. Examples of sedentary jobs: Desk jobs, accountants, receptionists, etc. Having less physical activity and prolonged sitting can result in health related issues.
Why white-collar workers?
The physical inactivity in white-collar workers is observed mainly due to the sedentary nature of their jobs, which makes it challenging to stay active during office hours
Over the last two decades, white-collared jobs in the U.S. have increased to almost 80%, which puts workers at higher risk of getting diseases like obesity, type-2 diabetes, etc.
What was my task/work?
As a UX Designer (student), my job was to understand the project objectives and work with other teammates to solve the issue by following the user-centric design process.
How might we design technology to address physical inactivity in white-collar workers?
GoDesk is a solution that combines a smart desk gadget and a smartphone app. It nudges users to sit less and keep physically active by suggesting different activities and keeping track of it.
Skip to Design Process
Showing Recommended Activities
The app recommends various activities to the user based on their sitting pattern and physical profile.
Providing Meaningful Insights
Users can track their activity data using the app. The app interface provides users with simple, meaningful insights.
Unobtrusive, Subtle Nudges
The user gets notified via device if the user has been sitting at the desk for too long.
What would I do differently?
Along with physical inactivity, I would consider adding the following two features: ‘food & water intake tracking’ and ‘spreading awareness about health issues’
I would test whether users are using the application daily or not. I would measure it using UX metrics called ‘H.E.A.R.T.’
I would try to provide a personalized experience to users by adding meaningful micro-interactions.
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