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Visuri, A., van Berkel, N., Luo, C., Goncalves, J., Ferreira, D., Kostakos, V (2017). Challenges of quantified-self : encouraging self-reported data logging during recurrent smartphone usage. In Proceedings of the 31st International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2017) : Digital make-believe, 3-6 July 2017, Sunderland, UK (pp. 1-7). doi: 10.14236/ewic/HCI2017.81

Challenges of quantified-self : encouraging self-reported data logging during recurrent smartphone usage

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Author: Visuri, Aku1; van Berkel, Niels2; Luo, Chu2;
Organizations: 1Center for Ubiquitous Computing, University of Oulu
2The University of Melbourne
Format: article
Version: published version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.4 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe201902195446
Language: English
Published: British Computer Society, 2017
Publish Date: 2019-02-19
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Abstract

We argue that improved data entry can motivate Quantified-Self (QS) users to better engage with QS applications. To improve data entry, we investigate the notion of transforming active smartphone usage into data logging contributions through alert dialogs. We evaluate this assertion in a 4-week long deployment with 48 participants. We collect 17,906 data entries, where 68.3% of the entries are reported using the alert dialogs. We demonstrate that QS applications can benefit from alert dialogs: to increase data precision, frequency, and reduce the probability of forgetfulness in data logging. We investigate the impact of usage session type (e.g., sessions with different goals or durations) and the assigned reminder delay on frequency of data contributions. We conclude with insights gathered from our investigation, and the implications they have on future designs.

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Series: Electronic workshops in computing
ISSN: 1477-9358
ISSN-E: 1477-9358
ISSN-L: 1477-9358
Pages: 1 - 7
DOI: 10.14236/ewic/HCI2017.81
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.14236/ewic/HCI2017.81
Host publication: Proceedings of the 31st International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2017) : Digital make-believe, 3-6 July 2017, Sunderland, UK
Conference: British Human Computer Interaction Conference
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
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Funding: This work is partially funded by the Academy of Finland (Grants 276786-AWARE, 286386-CPDSS, 285459-iSCIENCE, 304925-CARE), the European Commission (Grant 6AIKA-A71143-AKAI), and Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (645706-GRAGE).
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 276786
286386
285459
304925
Detailed Information: 276786 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
286386 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
285459 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
304925 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
Copyright information: © Visuri et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development.