River: Using Personalisation to Support Reflection on Personal Activities
Bon Adriel Aseniero, Anthony Tang, and Sheelagh Carpendale. (2014). River: Using Personalisation to Support Reflection on Personal Activities. In PVA 2014: A Personal Perspective on Visualization and Visual Analytics - Workshop at DIS 2014.
Tools that help us track and log activities ? a class of tools broadly termed personal informatics, are gaining prevalence in both the marketplace (e.g. FitBit, Nike) and in the research space. These tools collect data about a person?s physical activity but leave out contextual data which could be valuable for reflection. To address this, we look at other common practices involving the logging of activities such as day-planners and diaries. We distil previous research to articulate four design considerations to support reflection on activities, and realised these in a work-in-progress web-based personal informatics tool ?River.