Self-reflection and personal physicalization construction
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Self-reflection is a central goal of personal informatics systems, and constructing visualizations from physical tokens has been found to help people reflect on data. However, so far, constructive physicalization has only been studied in lab environments with provided datasets. Our qualitative study investigates the construction of personal physicalizations in people's domestic environments over 2-4 weeks. It contributes an understanding of (1) the process of creating personal physicalizations, (2) the types of personal insights facilitated, (3) the integration of self-reflection in the physicalization process, and (4) its benefits and challenges for self-reflection. We found that in constructive personal physicalization, data collection, construction and self-reflections are deeply intertwined. This extends previous models of visualization creation and data-driven self-reflection. We outline how benefits such as reflection through manual construction, personalization, and presence in everyday life can be transferred to a wider set of digital and physical systems.
Thudt , A , Hinrichs , U , Huron , S & Carpendale , S 2018 , Self-reflection and personal physicalization construction . in Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'18) . , 154 , ACM , New York, NY , ACM CHI 2018 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , Montréal , Canada , 21/04/18 . https://doi.org/10.1145/3173574.3173728conference
Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'18)
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