Exploring Digital Service Concepts for Healthy Lifestyles

  • Jonna HäkkiläEmail author
  • Ashley Colley
  • Virve Inget
  • Mira Alhonsuo
  • Juho Rantakari
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9186)


In this paper, we report our findings charting the user interfaces (UI) design trends of current mobile phone wellness applications (n = 39), and report e.g. that whereas features related to sharing are already quite common, conversational UIs and gamification still play a minor role. In addition, we present the service design based development of future concepts for ubiquitous wellness services and UIs, and evaluate the concepts in an online survey based user study with 89 participants. The salient findings show that concepts that were embedded into everyday life routines and which contained clearly presented interpretation of the data were the most appreciated.


Digital health services Wellness Service design Mobile applications Ubiquitous computing User studies 



We thank the University of Passau, Germany and prof. Matthias Kranz for hosting the service design workshop. This research has partially been supported by a grant from Tekes – the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation as part of Digital Health Revolution programme.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jonna Häkkilä
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ashley Colley
    • 2
  • Virve Inget
    • 2
  • Mira Alhonsuo
    • 1
  • Juho Rantakari
    • 2
  1. 1.University of LaplandRovaniemiFinland
  2. 2.Center for Internet ExcellenceUniversity of OuluOuluFinland

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