A Quantified Past: Toward Design for Remembering With Personal Informatics

@article{Elsden2016AQP,
  title={A Quantified Past: Toward Design for Remembering With Personal Informatics},
  author={Chris Elsden and David S. Kirk and Abigail C. Durrant},
  journal={Human-Computer Interaction},
  year={2016},
  volume={31},
  pages={518-557}
}
This article questions how people will interact with a quantified past—the growing historical record generated by the increasing use of sensor-based technologies and, in particular, personal informatics tools. In a qualitative study, we interviewed 15 long-term users of different self-tracking tools about how they encountered and made meaning from historical data they had collected. Our findings highlight that even if few people are self-tracking as a form of deliberate lifelogging, many of… CONTINUE READING

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