Low Friction                       Personal                 Data CollectionAaron Parecki@aaronpk • aaronparecki.comCyborgC...
Things I currently track Location/GPS (since 2008) Location/Checkins (since 2009) Sleep (since November 2011) Weight (...
Location / GPS           2008 - Present@aaronpk
Hardware GPS Logger@aaronpk
GPS-Enabled Phone (2008)                           @aaronpk
Geoloqi on an iPhone                       @aaronpk
@aaronpk
@aaronpk
Location / Checkins           2009 - Present@aaronpk
Foursquare Checkins                      @aaronpk
Checkie: One-click Checkins                              @aaronpk
Checkin History                  @aaronpk
Car Gas Fillups           2008 - 2011@aaronpk
Simple SMS Interface                       @aaronpk
Fillups
Sleep           Nov 2011 - Present@aaronpk
Sleep Cycle App              Place your phone on your bed              Requires your phone to be               plugged i...
Fitbit          Tracks steps, activity, and sleep          To track sleep, requires you wear it           around your wr...
Jawbone UP Always on my wrist, so I never forget about it Battery lasts 8-10 days Button tap to put into “Sleep” mode  ...
Sleep Logs             @aaronpk
Sleep Logs             @aaronpk
Sleep Logs             @aaronpk
Weight           Oct 2011 - Present@aaronpk
Withings Wireless Scale                          @aaronpk
Withings Wireless Scale                          @aaronpk
Things I Want to           Track           But have not yet been able to           for various reasons@aaronpk
Food and drink I   consume                   @aaronpk
Stress level               @aaronpk
What people I am with  at any given time                    @aaronpk
Who Ivecommunicated with   each day                    @aaronpk
General noise levelaround me at all times                     @aaronpk
Ambient soundrecordings with transcriptions                  @aaronpk
Ambient photo/video     recording                  @aaronpk
Low Friction is Key           If I can’t use it, then probably           nobody else will either@aaronpk
Thanks   Aaron Parecki       @aaronpkaaronparecki.com
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  • The reason I've been able to sustain tracking my location is because this setup requires very little effort to maintain. The data is automatically collected and uploaded without any interaction from me.
  • The reason I was able to sustain this project so long was because of the simplicity of the data collection interface, a simple SMS.
  • The reason I've been able to sustain this setup is because the effort required to tap the button at night and in the morning is very low since the band is already on my wrist.
  • I've been able to sustain this data collection because it is almost no different from using a regular scale.
  • Low Friction Personal Data Collection - CyborgCamp 2012

    1. 1. Low Friction Personal Data CollectionAaron Parecki@aaronpk • aaronparecki.comCyborgCamp PDXNovember 2012
    2. 2. Things I currently track Location/GPS (since 2008) Location/Checkins (since 2009) Sleep (since November 2011) Weight (since October 2011) Car Gas Fillups (2008-2011) @aaronpk
    3. 3. Location / GPS 2008 - Present@aaronpk
    4. 4. Hardware GPS Logger@aaronpk
    5. 5. GPS-Enabled Phone (2008) @aaronpk
    6. 6. Geoloqi on an iPhone @aaronpk
    7. 7. @aaronpk
    8. 8. @aaronpk
    9. 9. Location / Checkins 2009 - Present@aaronpk
    10. 10. Foursquare Checkins @aaronpk
    11. 11. Checkie: One-click Checkins @aaronpk
    12. 12. Checkin History @aaronpk
    13. 13. Car Gas Fillups 2008 - 2011@aaronpk
    14. 14. Simple SMS Interface @aaronpk
    15. 15. Fillups
    16. 16. Sleep Nov 2011 - Present@aaronpk
    17. 17. Sleep Cycle App  Place your phone on your bed  Requires your phone to be plugged in  Can wake you up at an appropriate time
    18. 18. Fitbit  Tracks steps, activity, and sleep  To track sleep, requires you wear it around your wrist  I was not able to sustain this because of the extra effort of using the wrist strap  Button tap to put into “Sleep” mode @aaronpk
    19. 19. Jawbone UP Always on my wrist, so I never forget about it Battery lasts 8-10 days Button tap to put into “Sleep” mode @aaronpk
    20. 20. Sleep Logs @aaronpk
    21. 21. Sleep Logs @aaronpk
    22. 22. Sleep Logs @aaronpk
    23. 23. Weight Oct 2011 - Present@aaronpk
    24. 24. Withings Wireless Scale @aaronpk
    25. 25. Withings Wireless Scale @aaronpk
    26. 26. Things I Want to Track But have not yet been able to for various reasons@aaronpk
    27. 27. Food and drink I consume @aaronpk
    28. 28. Stress level @aaronpk
    29. 29. What people I am with at any given time @aaronpk
    30. 30. Who Ivecommunicated with each day @aaronpk
    31. 31. General noise levelaround me at all times @aaronpk
    32. 32. Ambient soundrecordings with transcriptions @aaronpk
    33. 33. Ambient photo/video recording @aaronpk
    34. 34. Low Friction is Key If I can’t use it, then probably nobody else will either@aaronpk
    35. 35. Thanks Aaron Parecki @aaronpkaaronparecki.com

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