Application of the IDEAS Framework in Adapting a Web-Based Physical Activity Intervention for Young Adult College Students
2. Materials and Methods
2.1. Step 1: Empathize with Target Users
2.2. Step 2: Specify Target Behavior
2.3. Step 3: Ground in Behavioral Theory
2.4. Step 4: Ideate Implementation Strategies
2.5. Step 5: Prototype Potential Product
2.6. Step 6: Gather User Feedback on the Prototype
2.7. Step 7: Build Minimum Viable Product
3.1. Step 1: Empathize with Target Users
- Engagement: fostering ongoing engagement with the program;
- Accountability: need for personal and social accountability;
- Cultural fit: cultural fit within college lifestyle is imperative.
3.2. Step 2: Specify Target Behavior
3.3. Step 3: Ground in Behavioral Theory
3.4. Steps 4 and 5: Ideate Implementation Strategies and Prototype Potential Product
3.5. Step 6: Gather User Feedback on the Prototype
3.6. Step 7: Build Minimum Viable Product
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|Race and/or Ethnicity|
|American Indian, Alaskan |
Native or Native Hawaiian
|Asian or Pacific Islander||1|
|Black or African American||2|
|Themes with Supportive Target User Quotations||Modifications to Program |
(Affected Lessons & Program Components)
|Metatheme 1: Fostering Ongoing Engagement with Program|
|(1) Mixed media|
“I am not really big on like reading a whole lot … I liked the little text boxes that had like, ‘Did you know’ in it. That, for me, I like to read stuff like that because it’s attention grabbing and it’s short and just quick and to the point and the little info-graph, kind of poster-looking thing, I liked that, and the video, I liked the video a lot too.” (Participant 7)
|(2) Interactive content|
“I liked the way it’s kind of interactive rather than just reading because I can’t just sit and read. It will just go in one ear and out the other, kind of.” (Participant 7)
|(3) Physical activity ideas and how-to instructions|
“But like the first step is usually the hardest. So, I think, yeah, like having a section or whatever you’re thinking about to like have options or like instructions or suggestions for how to like start doing something would be really good.” (Participant 5)
|(4) Social connection|
“… and possibly like ways to do it with friends or people that you know because like college students are always trying to find like ways to hang out with people and stuff, so maybe like bringing in the social aspect of physical activity?” (Participant 5)
|Metatheme 2: Need for personal and social accountability|
|(1) Personal and social accountability|
“I think [trackers are] a great idea to help you get motivated to see how you’re doing and keep coming back… then like weekly charts so you can see your progress, if you are doing good one week or one day you’re doing good, it shows you like progress and graphs.” (Participant 2)
|Metatheme 3: Cultural fit within college lifestyle is imperative|
“I think mental health would be biggest for us just because I think our generation feels, like I was talking to someone the other day and I think the reason like with COVID and traumatic things that happen, … because ever since we were born it was like 9/11, school shootings, blah, blah, blah, so I think that mental health is a big deal in our generation …” (Participant 6)
|(2) Lesson delivery|
“… unless I’m looking back at it in my planner or somebody reminds me or texts me … I won’t think twice about it and I’ll be like, ‘Oh man, I didn’t do it. Catch it next time.’” (Participant 1)
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Hartson, K.R.; Della, L.J.; King, K.M.; Liu, S.; Newquist, P.N.; Rhodes, R.E. Application of the IDEAS Framework in Adapting a Web-Based Physical Activity Intervention for Young Adult College Students. Healthcare 2022, 10, 700. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare10040700
Hartson KR, Della LJ, King KM, Liu S, Newquist PN, Rhodes RE. Application of the IDEAS Framework in Adapting a Web-Based Physical Activity Intervention for Young Adult College Students. Healthcare. 2022; 10(4):700. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare10040700Chicago/Turabian Style
Hartson, Kimberly R., Lindsay J. Della, Kristi M. King, Sam Liu, Paige N. Newquist, and Ryan E. Rhodes. 2022. "Application of the IDEAS Framework in Adapting a Web-Based Physical Activity Intervention for Young Adult College Students" Healthcare 10, no. 4: 700. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare10040700