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Many health technologies are reactive in nature: they prescribe behavior change. But there is another class of technologies that focus on engagement with one’s mental and emotional state. An …

Many health technologies are reactive in nature: they prescribe behavior change. But there is another class of technologies that focus on engagement with one’s mental and emotional state. An inspiration for this area comes from the field of Mindfulness: paying attention with an open, non-judgmental attitude. The goal of this breakout session is to share our experience with self-tracking systems related to mindful technologies, explore a vocabulary more adequate this kind of self-tracking, and identify new problems and opportunities for designing these systems.

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  • 1. Attention Self-tracking for Intention Attitude Mindful Technologies  Design Heuristics  Actionable addresses Attention  Personalized addresses Intention  Explorable addresses Attitude  We want feedback towards our research agenda.  How do your self-tracking tools augment your attitudes or behavior? What are important heuristics for your self- tracking?  How would you apply these to your context?  What are the important questions to address?@frankc - Self-tracking for Mindful Technologies - QS2011 5/31/2011
  • 2. 2 Namaste.  Find me!  designmindfulness.com  @frankc  Special thank you to Eric Hekler for his feedback & brainstorming on this slidedeck!  Finally, thank you to my wonderful mentors Abby King, BJ Fogg, Neema Moraveji, Steph Habif, Floyd Mueller, Scott Klemmer@frankc - Self-tracking for Mindful Technologies - QS2011. http://slidesha.re/mt-qs 5/31/2011
  • 3. 3 References  Reading list: http://bit.ly/mt-lit This will be updated continuously!  Images:  Flickr (hawk2009): http://www.flickriver.com/photos/33917494@N06/set s/72157613939879544/  About .com (Star Wars): http://animatedtv.about.com/od/clonewars/ig/Star- Wars--Clone-Wars/  Stock images (stock.xchng): http://sxc.hu  Fitbit images: http://fitbit.com  Wii images: http://nintendo.com@frankc - Self-tracking for Mindful Technologies - QS2011 5/28/2011