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Self-Reflection and Personal Physicalization Construction

Alice Thudt Uta Hinrichs Samuel Huron 1, 2 Sheelagh Carpendale 
1 SID - Sociologie Information-Communication Design
I3, une unité mixte de recherche CNRS (UMR 9217) - Institut interdisciplinaire de l’innovation
Abstract : Self-reflection is a central goal of personal informatics systems, and constructing visualizations from physical tokens has been found to help people reflect on data. However, so far, constructive physicalization has only been studied in lab environments with provided datasets. Our qualitative study investigates the construction of personal physicalizations in people’s domestic environments over 2–4 weeks. It contributes an understanding of (1) the process of creating personal physicalizations, (2) the types of personal insights facilitated, (3) the integration of selfreflection in the physicalization process, and (4) its benefits and challenges for self-reflection. We found that in constructive personal physicalization, data collection, construction and self-reflections are deeply intertwined. This extends previous models of visualization creation and data-driven self-reflection. We outline how benefits such as reflection through manual construction, personalization, and presence in everyday life can be transferred to a wider set of digital and physical systems.
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Alice Thudt, Uta Hinrichs, Samuel Huron, Sheelagh Carpendale. Self-Reflection and Personal Physicalization Construction. CHI'18: ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Apr 2018, Montréal, Canada. ⟨10.1145/3173574.3173728⟩. ⟨hal-02412362⟩



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