The BeUpstanding program is based on over a decade of research evidence into what works to help desk workers to sit less and move more. Throughout the program we have worked with multiple stakeholders, including current and potential users of the toolkit, employees, managers, and policy and practice partners, to continue to improve the program. We recently published a scientific article describing this user centred design process and how it was used to adapt the program to be ready for the national implementation trial.
The article showcases the multiple people and multiple disciplines involved in developing and implementing a workplace health promotion program like BeUpstanding, including content experts, design thinking and interaction design, business and product development, software development, implementation science. The article also describes the multiple ways in which data were collected to inform the iterative adaptions, including through deep dive interviews, surveys, toolkit analytics, and ad hoc communication and feedback.
The BeUpstanding Journey Map was developed to help users understand what was involved in the BeUpstanding program.
As we wrap up the national implementation trial, we are busily applying the user centred design approach to build the next iteration of BeUpstanding. This approach ensures that the program meets both our research needs and the needs of the end user. A huge thank you to everyone that has contributed to the iterative development of BeUpstanding. If you would like to be involved in this next stage, please get in touch with the team.
You can read more at:
Goode AD, Frith M, Hyne SA, Burzic J, Healy GN. Applying a User Centred Design Approach to Optimise a Workplace Initiative for Wide-Scale Implementation. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2022; 19(13):8096. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19138096