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Capacity planning for meaning
         in the age of personal informatics




                               Aaron Straup ...
“We should be mapping information that in
     some ways has been historically
 unmappable because it is 1) not valued or
...
“It is this narrow definition of context that
makes life harder for ourselves, because
adding more and more sensor readings...
“Your focus on implementation details is
       limiting your imagination.”




    Kellan Elliott-McCrea
Hi, my name is Aaron
No, really
Aa is for Alphabetical
08:08 AM
08:31 AM
08:36 AM
1,269 clicks. 28 minutes.
Kill me now
Ubiquitous
The future was 20 minutes ago
Information wants to be seen
Based on a true story
Translation: OMG
Translation: WTF
Translation: STFU
But what does it mean?
Capacity planning
But is it art?
I/O is fancy-talk for In-n-Out
Ceci nʼest pas un bar chart
WALTERIN UR BENJAMINZ
Itʼs a good problem to have
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  1. 1. Capacity planning for meaning in the age of personal informatics Aaron Straup Cope Design Engaged 2008
  2. 2. “We should be mapping information that in some ways has been historically unmappable because it is 1) not valued or is 2) actively seen as threatening or is 3) simply too hard to map using traditional tools.” Anselm Hook
  3. 3. “It is this narrow definition of context that makes life harder for ourselves, because adding more and more sensor readings is not really the same thing as adding more and more context.” Dawn Nafus
  4. 4. “Your focus on implementation details is limiting your imagination.” Kellan Elliott-McCrea
  5. 5. Hi, my name is Aaron
  6. 6. No, really
  7. 7. Aa is for Alphabetical
  8. 8. 08:08 AM
  9. 9. 08:31 AM
  10. 10. 08:36 AM
  11. 11. 1,269 clicks. 28 minutes.
  12. 12. Kill me now
  13. 13. Ubiquitous
  14. 14. The future was 20 minutes ago
  15. 15. Information wants to be seen
  16. 16. Based on a true story
  17. 17. Translation: OMG
  18. 18. Translation: WTF
  19. 19. Translation: STFU
  20. 20. But what does it mean?
  21. 21. Capacity planning
  22. 22. But is it art?
  23. 23. I/O is fancy-talk for In-n-Out
  24. 24. Ceci nʼest pas un bar chart
  25. 25. WALTERIN UR BENJAMINZ
  26. 26. Itʼs a good problem to have
  27. 27. http://www.flickr.com/photos/straup/2566161300/ http://lists.burri.to/pipermail/geowanking/2008-September/005594.html http://blogs.intel.com/research/2008/03/dawn_nafus_add_gps_and_stir_so.php http://www.laughingmeme.org/ 08:08 http://www.flickr.com/photos/mishu/2791606756 http://www.flickr.com/photos/straup/504954422 08:31 08:36 JONESFIELD http://www.flickr.com/photos/revdancatt/2593401848/ KILL ME NOW OMG ! A PICTURE THATʼS NEVER BEEN PUBLISHED ON THE INTERNETS BEFORE!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_njrzVU1r8s http://www.flickr.com/photos/straup/2696830709/ LIFEʼS RICH PAGEANT OMG WTF STFU http://stamen.com/clients/indigital http://www.slideshare.net/jallspaw/velocity2008-capacity-management1-484676 http://www.flickr.com/photos/pstar/397375505/ (used w/permission) http://www.flickr.com/photos/straup/2623018714/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/luiscolan/260411037/ (used w/permission) http://www.flickr.com/photos/kellan/2900547100 http://www.flickr.com/photos/straup/2380695585/ See also: http://www.slideshare.net/blackbeltjones/polite-pertinent-and-pretty-designing-for-the-newwave-of- personal-informatics-493301 http://www.aaronland.info/talks/

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