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Fitness by design - Design - Domus
"Can data heal? Yes, argues Dan Hon, whose type 2 diabetes spurred him to embrace "personal informatics" devices such as the Nike FuelBand and the Fitbit. Yet as such devices become a part of everyday life, a new challenge emerges: the Balkanisation of health data across multiple platforms. A design report from Portland by Dan Hon"
diabetes  2012  technology  personalinformatics  quantifiedself  health  fuelband  fitbit  danhon 
january 2013 by robertogreco
How to Build a Time Machine |
"Over the past year or so, I’ve noticed that time, as a concept, is becoming one of these whirlpools that people are being drawn to. And personally, I think there’s something really exciting that hooks them all together… perhaps time travel really is possible – but not quite how we’d imagined it."

"One of the most interesting applications of this, in my opinion, has been the ‘Momento‘ app. Nothing revolutionary, you might think – it’s a system that brings together your activity on various social networks, and allows you to annotate ‘moments’. But the important bit for me is the elegant way in which tweets and so on are organised – by date. There’s very few applications (that I’ve encountered) that do this."

"What’s missing, I feel, is the idea of time as the central organising concept on the Web.

"Of course, as I’ve said to anyone who’ll listen, the Web is all about pointing-at-things. And those things, I feel, can be conceptual as well as physical – this isn’t just the Internet of Things, it’s the Internet of Conceptual Things. And screens aren’t a given, either. So, why not make time addressable, point-at-able?"

"Make time addressable – give packets (i.e. spans of time) URIs, and then we can link to them, we can build services, applications, imaginative creations on top. Web Standard Time."
webstandardtime  stevenjohnson  memolane  personalinformatics  ashipadrift  momento  history  place  placesivebeen  markhurrell  atemporality  perception  mattsheret  internetofthings  internet  eternalism  2012  storytelling  timemachines  jamesbridle  jonathantweed  robstyles  metadata  web  timetravel  time  paulrissen  instagram  iot 
august 2012 by robertogreco
Low2No smart services workbook - Low2No
"This work often involves positioning these otherwise technology-led areas in a more human-centred, and behaviour-oriented, framework — getting well beyond the hype about "smart cities" — whilst also trying to connect it to business drivers (the lack of the latter has hampered pretty much any serious progress in smart cities.)

A particular approach has been a focus on active rather than passive citizens. Too often such technologies can suggest an automation of processes without thinking through the behavoiural implications."

"Note: these print-on-demand books are designed to be updated. This is actually version 2, as you will note. So it is explicitly "work in progress", and that should serve as a caveat. (This was the first time we'd tried this approach, which we took further with the Helsinki Street Eats book: here, and discussed here.)"
customerjourney  finland  helsinki  helsinkistreeteats  smartservices  howto  activecitizens  human-centered  urbanism  urban  smartcities  personalinformatics  low2no  deliverables  methods  methodology  unbook  2010  2012  danhill  sitra 
july 2012 by robertogreco
The Tweeting House: Twitter + Internet of Things
"Stanford-Clark has set up various systems for real-time monitoring of the Internet of Things, many of them using Twitter (he calls the resulting tweets "tweetjects"). One example got a bit of mainstream media coverage lately: a house that uses Twitter to monitor its energy consumption.

As Rory Cellan-Jones from the BBC reported recently, Stanford-Clark has installed sensors on a number of household objects - such as electricity meters and windows. From this he can monitor lighting, heating, temperature, phone and water usage. Stanford-Clark is able to turn his fountain, lights and heaters on and off by flicking switches on a web page or from a live dashboard application on his mobile phone."
twitter  internetofthings  sensors  internet  arduino  technology  ibm  innovation  homes  personalinformatics  sustainability  spimes  iot 
july 2009 by robertogreco
russell davies: measuring pebbles
"To me, this illustrates the huge potential for partnering little devices to iPhones and Androids and the like. (Perhaps those little devices will be along the lines that Julian's been thinking of with the Flavonoid.)
russelldavies  flavinoid  iphone  pedometer  games  nintendods  personalinformatics  health  phones  mobile  technology  wireless 
july 2009 by robertogreco
I have this idea of making a squiggly line out of... - Vex Appeal
"Location-based stuff is rather hyped-up, but I’m not really interested in “sharing my location” or “finding great nearby restaurants” or any of those ‘useful’ things. What I really want is a map with a zingly blue dot (me) pinging about, leaving behind a pretty contrail of past activity. And you could probably zoom in and out for varying levels of detail, and control the length of the contrail, but it’s basically a map, plus a time scrubber, plus points on a map displayed/connected sequentially. ... So, I’m looking for some kind of service I can update using a location tracking tool, and then displays these points in space & time in an interesting visual way. iPhone app + intermediary + web app, I expect… any suggestions?"
via:blackbeltjones  maps  mapping  quantifiedself  personalinformatics  iphone  patterns  discovery  applications  ios 
june 2009 by robertogreco
Yawnlog: A Social Sleep Tracker - ReadWriteWeb
"Yawnlog is a wacky new site that lets you track how much sleep you're getting, note how good the sleep was, record your dreams and compare all of that information with your friends. This is no laughing matter! Imagine cross referencing aggregate sleeping hours and moods with a timeline of historically significant events. Silly as this service might sound, we think it sounds pretty cool, too."
personalinformatics  sleep  tracking  data  analytics  informatics 
february 2009 by robertogreco
Dopplr presents the Personal Annual Report 2008: freshly generated for you, and Barack Obama…
"We’ve generated what we call the Personal Annual Report for all our users. It’s a unique-to-you PDF of data, visualisations and factoids about your travel in 2008, that we’re delivering over the next week via email to every Dopplr user who travelled in 2008.

To give you an example, we thought we’d show you the Personal Annual Report of someone who’s had a very busy 2008 - President Elect Barack Obama."
dopplr  infographics  data  statistics  visualization  barackobama  2008  politics  maps  graphics  personalinformatics  travel  mapping  carbon  design 
january 2009 by robertogreco
"Daytum is a home for collecting and communicating your daily data. Begin tracking anything you can count and display the results immediately... or just look around and see what other members are recording."
datavisualization  lifestream  visualization  infographics  statistics  personalinformatics  life  charts  tracking  self  onlinetoolkit 
january 2009 by robertogreco
Trend: Mobile Eco Applications | CScout Trend Consulting
"Innovative cellphone software now fulfills users’ wishes to adopt environmentally sound practices
mobile  phones  applications  environment  personalinformatics  sustainability  trends 
december 2008 by robertogreco UbiFit and UbiGreen apps
"Researchers at the University of Washington and Intel have created two new cell phone applications, dubbed UbiFit and UbiGreen, to automatically track workouts and green transportation. UWNews via DVICE. "Thanks to built-in accelerometers like the iPhone they figure out if you're walking, running or biking, and cell phone towers to determine when you're in a vehicle.""
technology  mobile  iphone  ecology  personalinformatics  green  applications  phones  transportation  ios 
december 2008 by robertogreco
"It is becoming clear that the enormous amount of energy needed to support all of our lives is having a profound effect on the world's climate. We need to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels by increasing alternative energy infrastructure, but we also need to immediately start using less energy altogether. How do you fit in? How much of an impact do you have and what steps can you take to minimize it? WattzOn provides a framework for thinking about climate and energy in the context of your own life."
personalinformatics  sustainability  green  energy  consumption  tracking 
october 2008 by robertogreco
The web in the world
"In same way as the web is quickly extending onto mobile platform, we are starting to see web moving further into physical world. Many emerging technologies are beginning to offer physical-world inputs & outputs; multi-touch iPhones, gestural Wii controllers, RFID-driven museum interfaces, QR-coded magazines, GPS-enabled mobile phones. These technologies have been used to create very useful services that interact with web such as Plazes, Nokia Sports Tracker, Wattson, Tikitag, Nike+. But the technologies themselves often overshadow the user-experience and so far designers haven’t had language or patterns to express new ideas for these interfaces. This talk will focus on a number of design directions for new physical interfaces...various ideas around presence, location, context awareness, peripheral interaction...haptics & tangible interfaces. How do these interactions work with the web? What are the potentials and problems, and what kinds of design approaches are needed?"
timoarnall  design  RFID  interactiondesign  touch  nearfield  nfc  personalinformatics  interface  haptics  context  spimes  web  interaction  wattson  wiimote  iphone 
october 2008 by robertogreco
Leapfroglog - Playing With Complexity — slides and notes for my NLGD Festival of Games talk
"Data visualization traditionally draws displays of data about things that have happened...Games...models to generate fictional realities....By combining these visualizations that describe what has happened, and predict what could happen."
visualization  design  games  complexity  interaction  play  information  hacking  data  software  simplicity  ixd  interactive  comics  mapping  personalinformatics  janemcgonigal  happinesshacking  nassimtaleb  gamedesign  blackswans 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Scott Rosenberg’s Wordyard » Blog Archive » Tools for an informational self-audit
“Pay attention to what you’re paying attention to.” "I’d like to do this: take some period of time — a day, a week? — and track exactly how I’m spending my media time."
howardrheingold  attention  media  consumption  selfauditing  personalinformatics 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven: Ennea
"Ennea records real-life data by looking at social contact and interaction between pupils within a school environment. This is done with mobile-networked objects, which can be carried around by the pupils."
social  children  youth  teens  interaction  personalinformatics  ethanzuckerman  microsoft  finance  mobilephones  behavior  design  socialnetworks  arduino  surveillance  privacy  socialization  schooling  edg  xbee  wireless  microcontrollers 
july 2008 by robertogreco
WorldChanging: Social Lions, Fiscally-Literate Mobile Phones
"set of small, cute, wireless-aware objects that students carried with them for a few weeks. The objects measured interactions between children, timing the interactions each child had, and whether they were with individuals or groups."
social  children  youth  teens  interaction  personalinformatics  ethanzuckerman  microsoft  finance  mobilephones  behavior  design  socialnetworks  arduino  surveillance  privacy  socialization  schooling  edg  xbee  wireless  microcontrollers 
july 2008 by robertogreco
iPhone Apps We Like: Dynolicious Car Performance Meter [more here:]
"Dynolicious is an all-purpose automotive performance meter, utilizing the built-in accelerometer in the iPhone and iPod touch to record your driving characteristics...can record 0-60 times within .08 of a second, accurately estimate your current speed an
personalinformatics  iphone  applications  cars  driving  ios 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Dream Recorder
"Dream Recorder is a sleep monitoring system detecting body motions with a professional night vision processing for iSights. Motions and sleep phases are strongly correlated.
mac  software  sleep  dreams  via:blackbeltjones  osx  personalinformatics  lifehacks  visualization 
july 2008 by robertogreco
The Quantified Self: First Personal Genome User Group - "what I have learned by messing around in personal quantified genomics in the last six months:
"far less known about proven genetic diseases that I thought...Sequencing is not just about health...Your DNA can reveal much about your deep genetic past...I have been surprised at how fast & eager users have been to share their genetic data"
dna  kevinkelly  genome  23andme  genetics  sequencing  privacy  data  information  health  personalinformatics 
july 2008 by robertogreco
SeeShell @ ::setbang:: [johanna brewer]
"We spend our lives being directed by signage, but what do the signs get up to when they have no one to tell what to do? Reactive signage, giving a look into the lives of overworked pictograms."
via:preoccupations  personalinformatics  mobile  transport  travel  privacy 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Blackbeltjones/Work » Polite, pertinent and pretty: a talk at Web2.0expo SF, April 2008
"It was a presentation by Tom Coates and myself on an area that fascinates us both – the coming age of practical ubicomp/spimes/everyware. Although hopefully grounded in some of the design ideas explored in our respective current projects, it was a whistlestop tour around the ideas and conversations of many."

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mattjones  tomcoates  personalinformatics  ubicomp  spimes  informatics  information  mobile  place  fireeagle  dopplr 
july 2008 by robertogreco
"turns your phone bill into a map of your relationships with friends, colleagues, and customers - your true social network. We show you who called you, whom you need to call, and who never calls back. And since we also keep track of how much you're spendi
personalinformatics  socialnetworking  mobile  phones  statistics  firefox  extension  handheld  mobilecomputing  networking  wireless  economics  datamining 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Calit2 : Tracking Pollution and Social Movement: Love Fest for Calit2 Technologies at 'Make Fest 2007'
"For Calit2 postdoctoral researcher Shannon Spanhake, it meant putting her Calit2-funded mobile air pollution monitor through its paces - while giving press interviews between demonstrations."
mobile  phones  sandiego  ucsd  monitoring  sensors  shannonspanhake  make  personalinformatics  pollution  bluetooth  technology  art  environment  engineering  science  mobility  nataliejeremijenko  calit2  glvo  classideas  via:blackbeltjones  etech 
may 2008 by robertogreco
Shannon Spanhake: Meet Squirrel, a Personal Pollution Monitor | Visarts-Drupal
"Since 1990, San Diego’s population rose by 1.8m people, yet # of official pollution monitors increased by 1. UCSD engineer-turned-artist Shannon Spanhake has come up w/ new&better way to monitor environment: personal pollution sensor called Squirrel."
bluetooth  data  environment  personalinformatics  shannonspanhake  pollution  ucsd  classideas  sandiego  science  art  engineering  sensors  mobile  phones  monitoring  make  technology  mobility  nataliejeremijenko  calit2  glvo  via:blackbeltjones  etech 
may 2008 by robertogreco
Manodo's Screen Is The Big Brother Of Energy Saving : TreeHugger
"it's a screen that tells you everything you want to know about your consumption, plus a few stats you maybe didn't want to see - like how many pounds of CO2 emissions that long, hot bath you just took is worth"
sustainability  tactile  monitor  energy  touchscreen  personalinformatics  conservation 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Purse Lip Square Jaw: Towards The Forgetting Machine
"at UbiComp, surrounded by examples of ubiquitous & merciless memory, I again wondered about differences between dementia (as forced forgetfulness), nostalgia (as voluntary forgetfulness) and hope (as necessary forgetfulness)."
annegalloway  forgetting  memory  personalinformatics  ubicomp  via:blackbeltjones  nostalgia  philosophy  history 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Clive Thompson on Why the Next Civil Rights Battle Will Be Over the Mind
"We think of our brains as the ultimate private sanctuary...but...boundaries are gradually of emerging technologies aimed at tapping into our heads...raise a fascinating, & queasy, new ethical question: Do we have a right to "mental privacy
brain  ethics  neuroscience  surveillance  advertising  privacy  science  society  personalinformatics  technology  mind  intelligence  research  rights  future  psychology  politics  philosophy  clivethompson 
april 2008 by robertogreco
.CSV » group think
"Now, new equations describing “crowd dynamics” are about to change our lives. And not always for the better. This is one of the most significant technology trends I have seen in years; it may also be one of the most pernicious."
behavior  personalinformatics  surveillance  systems  technology  psychology  simulations  social  society  government  crowds  perception  predictions  politics  culture  sociology  collaboration  software  modeling  socialsoftware 
april 2008 by robertogreco :: Bend your mind around Messrs Jones and Freitas
"only now just emerging from haze of desktop-networked-browser-based-environment design to recognize there’s more to the world than point & clicking on form fields....obscured very real innovative work being done in user experience design over the last
personalinformatics  data  mattjones  brunolatour  web  future  interface  experience  design 
april 2008 by robertogreco

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