Lessons learned in development of a behavior modeling tool for health intervention design: BehaviorSim

Tylar Murray, Eric Hekler, Donna Spruijt Metz, Daniel Rivera, Andrew Raij

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Abstract

The BehaviorSim Modeling Tool, a behavioral-scientist-facing software for development of Computational Human Behavior Models (CHBMs), has been developed in an effort to close the gap between Just-in-Time Adaptive Intervention researchers and dynamical systems modeling. We present a summary of our iterative methodology for creating the BehaviorSim Model Builder alongside insights and lessons learned at each stage of the process. Drawing from our lessons learned, we highlight and explain the following UI design guidelines as especially important in the development of future CHBM tools: (1) promote expertise development, (2) enable quick model iteration, (3) present high-level visualizations to de-internalize models, and (4) utilize adaptive interfaces. A focus on these design guidelines in the development of future CHBM tools, combined with the provided user persona, will allow developers to create systems that are more accessible and have more utility to JiTAI designers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Applied Digital Human Modeling and Simulation - Proceedings of the AHFE International Conference on Digital Human Modeling and Simulation, 2016
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages279-290
Number of pages12
Volume481
ISBN (Print)9783319416267
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017
EventInternational Conference on Digital Human Modeling and Simulation, 2016 - Walt Disney World, United States
Duration: Jul 27 2016Jul 31 2016

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume481
ISSN (Print)21945357

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Digital Human Modeling and Simulation, 2016
CountryUnited States
CityWalt Disney World
Period7/27/167/31/16

Keywords

  • Adaptive interventions
  • Behavior modeling
  • JiTAI
  • MHealth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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