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Title: The framework of anthropomorphic interface in gamification application for transitional healthcare
Author: Mohd Tuah, Nooralisa
ISNI:       0000 0004 7225 638X
Awarding Body: University of Southampton
Current Institution: University of Southampton
Date of Award: 2018
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Anthropomorphic interfaces in gamified applications may offer different effects on human and computer interactions. Applying them in healthcare applications, particularly for a transition care, could help to support the transition process, transferring a patient from hospital care to self-care. Anthropomorphic interfaces virtually imitate the patient’s health progress in the transition process which could aid in helping to maintain the patient’s motivation throughout the process. Furthermore, an anthropomorphic interface is seen as a tool to support a long-term relationship, especially when human components are applied in a human-computer interaction. Combining gamified applications with an anthropomorphic interface is expected to provide a motivational effect. This can happen when an anthropomorphic interface is designed with its characteristics deemed trustworthy and preferable. However, little consideration has been given to the gamification of anthropomorphic interfaces as a supportive tool for transitional healthcare. This research proposes a framework for the application of anthropomorphic interfaces in gamified applications for transitional healthcare. The framework analyses existing research on anthropomorphic interfaces, gamification, and transitional healthcare. The framework has been validated by triangulating previous literature, expert interviews, and a patient survey. The research further develops an instrument to measure the extent of the gamification of anthropomorphic interfaces for transition care in games. To be validated, the instruments went through a series of tests. The test results showed that the instruments were reliable. Following from the framework and the instrument, a set of guidelines was developed and validated in a focus group discussion. The outcome of this research has provided constructive recommendations for future designs of an anthropomorphic interface in gamified applications for the transitional healthcare.
Supervisor: Wills, Gary Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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