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Wednesday, April 15 • 2:15pm - 2:45pm
Digital Interventions For Health Behavior Change: Augmented and Virtual Reality for Behavior Change

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Julies Talk Description: ​If you got the chance to walk around experiencing the world as a retired person, would that change your financial planning in the present? If you got to have firsthand experience of being a patient, could that change how you treat patients? If you were able to experience the results of a major safety catastrophe, would that make you safer in your daily work life?
This session will look at different examples from the ongoing research into using immersive learning environments to address difficult behavior change problems. Several intriguing studies suggest that having a visceral experience may be a powerful tool for behavior change.
In this session, you will learn:
  • About research efforts to use VR and AR for behavior change
  • About the limitations of these efforts, and what to be cautious of
  • About examples of ways to use VR for behavior change
  • About models for behavior change that apply to visceral experience
Track Description: Digital Behavior Change Interventions (DBCIs) are increasingly being adopted for use in primary prevention, treatment, and self-management of chronic diseases. They offer a promise to revolutionize the ways in which individuals gain access to care and guidance, track and promote behavioral change, reduce costs, and ultimately improve patient experience, engagement, and outcomes. Delivering on those promises requires multi-disciplinary collaboration throughout the design process, merging evidence and rigor with creative ingenuity. This session will showcase a range of digital interventions and highlight the methods used and insights gained throughout research, design, and evaluation phases.    

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Dustin DiTommaso

SVP, Behavior Change Design, Mad*Pow
A designer and researcher, Dustin founded the Behavior Change Design practice and methodology at Mad*Pow. Over the past decade, he’s designed and implemented a number of high-profile digital health interventions reaching millions of end-users and improving access, costs, and most... Read More →

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Julie Dirksen

Julie Dirksen is a consultant and instructional designer who applies to behavior strategies in learning & development. Her MS degree is in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University and she’s been an adjunct faculty member at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design... Read More →

Wednesday April 15, 2020 2:15pm - 2:45pm EDT