I/O Bits: User-Driven, Situated, and Dedicated Self-Tracking
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AbstractWe present I/O Bits, a prototype personal informatics system that explores the potential for user-driven and situated self-tracking. With simple tactile inputs and small e-paper visualizations, I/O Bits are dedicated physical devices that allow individuals to track and visualize different kinds of personal activities in-situ. This is in contrast to most self-tracking systems, which automate data collection, centralize information displays, or integrate into multi-purpose devices like smartwatches or mobile phones. We report findings from an e-paper visualization workshop and a prototype deployment where participants constructed their own I/O Bits and used them to track a range of personal data. Based on these experiences, we contribute insights and opportunities for situated and user-driven personal informatics.
GrantingagencyNatural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
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CitationWannamaker, K. A., Kollannur, S. Z. G., Dörk, M., & Willett, W. (2021). I/O Bits: User-Driven, Situated, and Dedicated Self-Tracking. Designing Interactive Systems Conference 2021. doi:10.1145/3461778.3462138
InstitutionUniversity of Calgary
University of Southern California
University of Applied Sciences Potsdam