The Influence of Self-Quantification on the Online User's Decision-Making Process
The advancement of information technology, online accessibility and wearable computing is fostering a new playground for users to engage with quantified data sets. On one hand, the online user is continuously yet passively exposed to different types of quantified data in online interfaces and mobile apps. On the other hand, the user may actively and knowingly be gathering quantified data through ubiquitous sensory devices, such as wearable technology, e.g. the Jawbone UP and Fitbit. In both instances, the user is exposed to versions of self-quantified measures, namely the aggregation and transformation of personally attributed activity into quantified data. This study approaches the adoption of wearables by looking at active and passive self-quantification online and explores how it may influence and support the user's cognitive processes and subsequent decision-making process.
Proceedings of the 2014 Acm International Symposium on Wearable Computers: Adjunct Program, 2014, p. 131-137
Quantified self; Self-quantification; Pointification; Personal informatics; Behavioral economics; Push and pull effect; Decision-making; Cognitive processes; Wearable technology; Ubiquitous sensory devices
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