Personal Differences and Habits of Walking Behavior

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The reasons and benefits that people pursue through walking are mostly unconscious and unknown to many individuals. With the “My Daily Badge” device created through the OSAD process (Adaptive Problem Solving using Off-the-Shelf Adaptive Design), this research aims to find the underlying reasons and benefits that people value during their walk through the collection of biometric data.

Until now, we have attempted to study the factors that people value while walking and could successfully identify some factors in the following four categories.

process However, the underlying reasons for why these factors are valued by different people are still relatively unknown. Therefore, currently we are investigating people’s walking behavior through a Cognitive Chrono-Ethnography (CCE) methodology.

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As a result, the end goal of this research is to help people that want to develop a walking habit, by guiding to achieve their goal. The final CCE model could show in detail, what factors trigger them to advance to the next walking habit stage.


This project is supported by the Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI) Program from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).

Muneo Kitajima
Muneo Kitajima
Professor at Nagaoka UT

Muneo Kitajima currently works at the Department of Management and Information Systems Engineering, Nagaoka University of Technology.

SeungHee Lee
SeungHee Lee
Associate Professor of Kansei Design

Designing happiness for everyone, borderless use concerning Global Kansei.

Max Hanssen
Max Hanssen
MAX GROUP

Exploring the relation between people and their environment through design.

Yuyang "Toma" Liu
Yuyang "Toma" Liu
Research Student

I like photography and boxing, like peace and chaos.

RuoTian "Sora" Zhang
RuoTian "Sora" Zhang
Master Student

I’m interested in the research of Smart Home and also like archery, traveling and games. Chat with me anytime if you want!