How to gain insight on yourself? Tools for personal analytics.
How to get insight on yourself?
Tools for personal analytics
By Gene Leybzon
“Personal informatics is a class of tools that
help people collect personally relevant
information for the purpose of self-reflection
What we want to know?
• Common behavior
• To improve health
– Cure or manage health condition
– Achieve a specific goal
– Find triggers
• To improve quality of life
– Maximize performance
• To find new experiences
• Sensors (Fitbit, WiFi-scale, heart rate monitor)
• Applications (including mobile apps)
• Pen and paper
• Web sites