Personal informatics is a class of tools that help people collect personally relevant information for the purpose of self-reflection and self-monitoring. These tools help people gain self-knowledge about one's behaviors, habits, and thoughts. It goes by other names such as living by numbers, personal analytics, quantified self, and self-tracking.

Recent Publications

Personal informatics for everyday life

Amon Rapp, Federica Cena

International Journal of Human-computer Studies \/ International Journal of Man-machine Studies, vol. 94, 2016 Aug 30, pp. 1-17

Beyond Abandonment to Next Steps: Understanding and Designing for Life after Personal Informatics Tool Use

Daniel A. Epstein, Monica Caraway, Chuck Johnston, An Ping, James Fogarty, Sean A. Munson

chi, Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2016 Apr 6, pp. 1109-1113

Adolescent and Caregiver use of a Tethered Personal Health Record System.

Matthew K. Hong, Lauren Wilcox, Clayton Feustel, Karen Wasileski-Masker, Thomas A. Olson, Stephen F. Simoneaux

2015 Nov 31

A lived informatics model of personal informatics

Daniel A. Epstein, An Ping, James Fogarty, Sean A. Munson

ubicomp, Ubiquitous Computing, 2015 Aug 6, pp. 731-742

Motivational affordances and personality types in personal informatics

Yamini Karanam, Leslie Filko, Lindsay Kaser, Hanan Alotaibi, Elham Makhsoom, Stephen Voida

ubicomp, Ubiquitous Computing, 2014 Aug 12, pp. 79-82

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