The ability to identify and examine patterns of activities is a key tool for social and behavioural science. In the past this has been done by statistical or purely visual methods but automated sequential pattern analysis through sophisticated data mining and visualization tools for pattern location and evaluation can open up new possibilities for… (More)
Identifying patterns of activities within individuals' time diaries and studying similarities and deviations between individuals in a population is of interest in time use research. So far, activity patterns in a population have mostly been studied either by visual inspection, searching for occurrences of specific activity sequences and studying their… (More)
Globalization and other trends in today's society claim for more flexibility in time and space, in working life and private life. At the same time information and communication technologies (ICT) offers opportunities to its realization. Boarders between activities made for paid work and activities performed for other purposes are dissolved by increased use… (More)
In natural sciences the practice of using computers to visualize and analyze data was adopted early. In social and cultural studies, however, computer technology has not been as commonly used for visualization purposes. This project to visualize Time Geographical datasets, the Time Geography Project, is therefore somewhat groundbreaking.
Policies to reduce household energy use usually target the individual customer. This is probably one explanation for the limited effect of many information policies, because two concepts with different meanings are confused: individual and household. In most contexts, an individual stands for what s/he does, but in the policy context, an individual is taken… (More)
Activity diaries are a powerful data source for studying the time use of individuals and for creating awareness of individuals' daily activity patterns. The presented project is concerned with the development of an easily accessible method for collecting and analyzing diary data which will be applicable across a wide range of industrial, governmental,… (More)