Personal Informatics @ CHI 2010


April 10, 2010 · Atlanta, GA, USA

Assisted Self Reflection: Combining Lifetracking, Sensemaking, & Personal Information Management


Conference paper


Brennan Moore, Max Van Kleek, David R. Karger, mc schraefel
Know Thyself: Monitoring and Reflecting on Facets of One's Life at CHI 2010, Atlanta, GA, 2010 Apr 10

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APA
Moore, B., Kleek, M. V., Karger, D. R., & mc schraefel. (2010). Assisted Self Reflection: Combining Lifetracking, Sensemaking, & Personal Information Management. In Know Thyself: Monitoring and Reflecting on Facets of One's Life at CHI 2010. Atlanta, GA.

Chicago/Turabian
Moore, Brennan, Max Van Kleek, David R. Karger, and mc schraefel. “Assisted Self Reflection: Combining Lifetracking, Sensemaking, & Personal Information Management.” In Know Thyself: Monitoring and Reflecting on Facets of One's Life at CHI 2010. Atlanta, GA, 2010.

MLA
Moore, Brennan, et al. “Assisted Self Reflection: Combining Lifetracking, Sensemaking, & Personal Information Management.” Know Thyself: Monitoring and Reflecting on Facets of One's Life at CHI 2010, 2010.


The web, personal computers and instant ubiquitous digital communications have brought unprecedented constant demands on our attention. As a result, people do not spend as much time thinking, reflecting upon situations, decisions and activities as they used to. As a consequence, people feel less organized, and often lack the situational clarity to make informed decisions. In this paper, we present an ongoing project designed to make self-reflection an integral part of daily personal information management activity, and to provide facilities for fostering greater self-understanding through exploration of captured personal activity logs. We describe an application that visualizes such personal activity logs using many available “life-tracking” tools, and uses visual and textual PIM metaphors to convey this information in a familiar way that is personally relevant and meaningful.