Just finished a Mooc on Human Centerd Design – IDEO method. A great experience, interesting how we did our journey and came to some interesting conclusion. I’m a very technology oriented person, but lately returning to the human perpsective. It is quite refreshing and rewarding. Enjoy our journey and amazing results!
View the thesis here!
We observe that more “smart devices” are becoming part of our daily life, and people that quantify aspects of their lifestyle are becoming more mainstream. In doing so, they leave a huge digital footprint behind in an active and passive way.
We notice that the Quantified Self is mainly focused on creating awareness towards a healthier lifestyle. We learn that there are opportunities for realizing healthcare that is more oriented and organized around prevention. Not only on an individual level, but also on a population level. Patterns might be discovered in user data helping to support predictions in a more granular and personalized way. At the same time, a lot of questions arise when using Quantified Self. How do these device integrate in people’s daily life? Are they as effective as we think? Do they create enough awareness and persuasion to create a sustainable and healthier lifestyle? Do they facilitate a structural behavior change with the user? Do they continue the lifestyle they adopted during the tracking period? Or are we seeing more a temporary phenomenon in the usage and behavior changes?
My sleep effeciency rose by 6% to an 88% in August compared to June – July period. Although I haven’t slept more hours, but the quality was better. So what was so different in these months? Basically in June there were the exams for my Master to deal with. On top of that my mom had to be taking to the hospital and a few weeks after that went to a senior home. Alzheimer took over her life. So a lot on my mind. But maybe this is not all, because during these years I’m measuring my sleep my average is around 80-82 %. So these events I had in June- July did not had that big influence on my sleep, still I feel much calmer and naturally tired in the evening. Im curious how I will do in September – October when things get more busy again.