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Games 4 Health

What motivates people in their 20s to improve their amount of physical activity in a Dutch urban environment?


Rick Borgeld

Interaction Designer / Researcher

Paula Barreto

Marketeer/ researcher

Karen de Graaf


Suzanne Tromp




On the verge of prototyping

We’ve started prototyping some of our concepts! It was fun to do one of these really practical things! Making stuff instead of thinking about ideas etc. However, we decided we are not going to use those concept and we are going to focus on little active breaks during the workday.

Workshop interaction design

This week we had a workshop about interaction design and how we could design for emotion. An emotional designer, Flin Nortier from Soda Studio, came to tell us more about the basic human emotions in different stages of a user interaction and how we could design for this. We found out that for our current concept, people might feel ashamed. People had to find their inner child by playing games that they used to play as a kid, but people could feel embarrassed by this. We want to solve this by having less childish games and encouraging our target group to not play alone.

Trip to iFabrica

On Thursday we went to iFabrica in Amsterdam North with all of MediaLAB to find out if some of us can make our prototypes there. iFabrica is a creative workspace with all kinds of machinery. Whatever you want to work with, paper, 3d printers or 5mm thick steel, they’ll have some kind of a machine for it. We first had a tour around the building and after that they showed how to make a lamp of steel. Although we’d expected it to be more hands-on, that probably was not possible because of the timeframe we had.


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