Research Seminar: Getting More Value from Self-Monitoring Data, Alone and Together

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 from 12-1 PM
Please note, the time has been changed to 12-1 PM from July onwards. Please feel free to bring your lunch.

munson-seanSean Munson, PhD
Assistant Professor

Human Centered Design & Engineering


Today, connected devices and mobile applications enable people to track a variety information. Health and wellness data is one of the most commonly tracked data types; over 69% of United States adults currently track a health factor, with 14% using technology to so do. These numbers will continue to rise as new sensing removes barriers to long-term, ubiquitous personal monitoring. Less clear, however, how much value people gain from these tracking abilities. More data can increase one’s capacity to understand one’s behavior or symptoms, factors which influence it, and opportunities for improvement. Review of these data to produce actionable information, however, can be challenging for individual trackers, the support networks with whom they share it, and experts that consult. In this talk, I will discuss early efforts and challenges to helping people gain more value from their personal informatics data, both individually and in collaboration with others.

Roosevelt 1, 4225 Roosevelt Way NE, Suite 308, Conference Room 357