Persuasive systems design for smart sports training technologies for runners

  • Program: Master of Digital Transformation and Innovation with Concentration in UX Design – University of Ottawa
  • Course: Digital Transformation and Innovation Research Project
  • Date: 2022


The goal of this paper is to understand the persuasive technologies used for smart sport training by runners. The Persuasive Systems Design (PSD) by Oinas-Kukkonen & Harjumaa (2009) was used as the framework, and its components were identified. This takes in consideration the analysis of the persuasion context (intent, event, strategy), design of system qualities, and intended behaviour changes.

This work explores and consolidates findings from 35 works. It provides different perspectives from this multidisciplinary field such as psychology, technology, social sciences, sport sciences, etc. The hope is that this framework will help advance the understanding of persuasive technologies design for smart sport training for runners.

Maxime Gauthier-Kwan