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Environment Change for Better Health Behavior

  1. 1. Designing Environment ChangeHow can environment change help college students improve their health behavior? Kai Kight Stanford University
  2. 2. College is a CRAZYenvironment...
  3. 3. BUSYschedules
  4. 4. A TON OF people
  5. 5. SHAREDliving conditions
  6. 6. WITH ALL THIS...
  7. 7. WITH ALL THIS... How can college students change their environment for positive health behavior?
  8. 8. The first question to ask is...
  9. 9. The first question to ask is... What do college students actually WANT to change?
  10. 10. The first question to ask is... What do college students actually WANT to change? I asked them...
  11. 11. MeetINSIYA
  12. 12. Wants toProcrastinate LESS
  13. 13. MeetJOHN
  14. 14. Wants togo to the gym MORE
  15. 15. MeetKAREEM
  16. 16. Wants to Party LESS
  17. 17. To design environmentchange for them...
  18. 18. To design environment change for them...I did some testing on myself first!
  19. 19. For one week, I changed my own college environment so that I would...
  20. 20. For one week, I changed my own college environment so that I would... 1 Procrastinate LESS
  21. 21. For one week, I changed my own college environment so that I would... 1 Procrastinate LESS 2 Go to the gym MORE
  22. 22. For one week, I changed my own college environment so that I would... 1 Procrastinate LESS 2 Go to the gym MORE 3 Party LESS
  23. 23. My method was SIMPLE
  24. 24. My method was SIMPLEMake the "MORE" behaviors EASIER
  25. 25. My method was SIMPLEMake the "MORE" behaviors EASIERMake the "LESS" behaviors HARDER
  26. 26. 1.
  27. 27. What makes focusing hard for college students?
  28. 28. What makes focusing hard for college students? 1. Mind Distractions from sources of media
  29. 29. What makes focusing hard for college students? 1. Mind Distractions from sources of media 2. Routine of checking other sources
  30. 30. What makes focusing hard for college students? 1. Mind Distractions from sources of media 2. Routine of checking other sources how I made it easier...
  31. 31. Re-OrganizedINTERFACES
  32. 32. Re-Organized INTERFACESCleared Bookmark Bar of Facebook,Yahoo, and ESPN
  33. 33. Re-Organized INTERFACESCleared Bookmark Bar of Facebook, Cleared iPhone Homescreen of SocialYahoo, and ESPN Apps
  34. 34. RESULTS1. My proposed interface change onlyworked for a couple of days, then I built new habits to reach distracting sites.
  35. 35. RESULTS1. My proposed interface change onlyworked for a couple of days, then I built new habits to reach distracting sites. (addiction...)
  36. 36. RESULTS 1. My proposed interface change onlyworked for a couple of days, then I built new habits to reach distracting sites. (addiction...)2. I eventually downloaded "Self Control", an app to disable certain sites for a determined time
  37. 37. In the future I would... tt Engage Social Responsibility1. Have friend hit me when I am not focusing2. Have a friend literally hide my cell phone
  38. 38. 2.
  39. 39. What makes going to the gym hard for college students?
  40. 40. What makes going to the gym hard for college students? 1. Physical effort of going all the way to gym
  41. 41. What makes going to the gym hard for college students? 1. Physical effort of going all the way to gym 2. Time out of a busy schedule
  42. 42. What makes going to the gym hard for college students? 1. Physical effort of going all the way to gym 2. Time out of a busy schedule how I made it easier...
  43. 43. Brought the gym TO MY Room
  44. 44. Brought the gym TO MY RoomPull up bar on the doorway
  45. 45. Brought the gym TO MY RoomPull up bar on the doorway Resistance bands on chair
  46. 46. Brought the gym TO MY RoomPull up bar on the doorway Resistance bands on chair Resistance bands on door
  47. 47. RESULTS1. I worked out in my room everyday for atleast 20 minutes.
  48. 48. RESULTS1. I worked out in my room everyday for atleast 20 minutes.2. I would do pull ups just because the barwas there.
  49. 49. RESULTS1. I worked out in my room everyday for atleast 20 minutes.2. I would do pull ups just because the barwas there.3. Definitely my most successful behaviorchange!
  50. 50. 3.
  51. 51. What makes partying less hard for college students?
  52. 52. What makes partying less hard for college students? 1. Socially exclusive feeling of not fitting in or missing out
  53. 53. What makes partying less hard for college students? 1. Socially exclusive feeling of not fitting in or missing out how I made it easier...
  54. 54. Changed my SOCIALEnvironment
  55. 55. Changed my SOCIAL EnvironmentPlayed socially conscious playlist continuously in my room
  56. 56. Changed my SOCIAL EnvironmentPlayed socially conscious playlist Only parked in back parking lot continuously in my room to avoid intoxicated peers
  57. 57. RESULTS1. I did not party!
  58. 58. RESULTS1. I did not party!2. The feeling of the music was extremelypowerful. It gave me a feeling of socialinclusion through sound even though I was"missing out" on things outside of myroom.
  59. 59. Learnings
  60. 60. Learnings1. The perceived size of a behavior affects whether or not you will do it
  61. 61. Learnings1. The perceived size of a behavior affects whether or not you will do it2. Reduce your cognitive responsibilities in order to focus
  62. 62. Learnings1. The perceived size of a behavior affects whether or not you will do it2. Reduce your cognitive responsibilities in order to focus3. When you invest time into changing your environment, it pays off!
  63. 63. Thanks for Viewing! Kai Kight Stanford University | 2014 B.S. Candidate | Product Design Engineering krkight@stanford.eduSee my other work on Behavior Design

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