Temporal Relations in Affective Health
2010 (English)In: Design Case in Proceedings of NordiCHI, Reykjavik, Iceland, ACM Press , 2010Conference paper (Other academic)
In the Affective Health project we explore possibilities of how to, through
biofeedback support users in making sense of the relationship between their
stress and their behavior in everyday life. Affective Health is a tool for visu-
alizing patterns and trends of bodily and contextual information. It is par-
ticularly important that the design reflects changes over time as this is how
people start recognizing patterns in their own behavior and connect it to their
bodily reactions. We spent substantial effort sketching and testing ways of
portraying time that would move us away from more mathematically inspired
representations such as for example graphs and calendars. Instead, we want
users to see the signals our bodies emit as part of themselves, of their own
ways of being in the world, alive, acting and reacting to their environment.
We have explored many possible, alternative ways of visualizing temporal
representations through biofeedback. For example as the relation between dif-
ferent places and with time as different layers of history in a concept inspired
from ecology. The latest and most developed concept is a cyclic repetition of
biodata mapped on a spiral shape.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ACM Press , 2010.
Research subject Man-Machine-Interaction (MMI)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-52007DOI: 10.1145/1868914.1869043ISBN: 978-1-60558-934-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-52007DiVA: diva2:386487