Title: Personalised Support for Reconciling Health and Wellbeing Information of Varying Complexity and Veracity Towards Positive Behavioural Change
This project will introduce a new approach to visual scrutability that can facilitate users in examining complex and sometimes conflicting information, specifically in the context of personal health-care, towards changing behavior to improve their health. The research will examine how scrutability, an approach to facilitating the inspection and alteration of user models that underpins a system’s interaction with a user, may provide a means for empowering users to interact with such difficult to reconcile information in order to promote behaviour change. Visual metaphors can empower the user to scrutinise and reflect on their understanding development, knowledge acquisition and the validity of different sources of information. Defining a new approach that will enable users to reflect upon and control what information they consume in a personalised manner is proposed as a key element in fostering enhanced understanding of their own health-care and wellbeing. This research will build on results from the H2020 Provenance and ProACT projects.