I create persuasive tech. My goal is to understand what motivates individuals to chase their objectives. Particularly, I support people to improve or change their behavior with temporary technology support. Health, Physical Activity, and Wellbeing are my focus fields. My research lies in the intersection between behavior change, human-computer interaction, psychology and software development.
I enjoy creating software, sharing knowledge and training and leading people. These activities were my routine while working back in Costa Rica -my fascinating home country-.
In my PhD research, I study human motivation. Particularly, the effects of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation (based on Self-Determination Theory) on physical activity. I do this through long-term mobile technological interventions.
When not wearing my researcher hat, I travel to new cities to enjoy concerts of my favorite music bands. I also love cooking and recently got immersed in the yoga world.
See more information on my work here.
For more information visit my personal website: www.gvillaloboz.com