Chloe Fan's Study on Barriers to Self-Tracking

April 28, 2011

This is a guest post by Chloe Fan:

Hi! I’m a graduate student at Carnegie Mellon in Human-Computer Interaction, and I’m interested in learning about the barriers that you may encounter while collecting or reflecting on your personal information (e.g., too tedious to collect, information not useful, forgetting to collect).

I’m also interested in learning how long-term users have overcome these barriers. The area of personal informatics/self-tracking is not yet well-studied in academic research, so this research on how people respond and cope with barriers to tracking and reflecting can help us design better tools for tracking personal information.

Study details:
This study consists of a short 5-10 minute online survey about the personal information you’re collecting, the tool you are using, and any barriers that come up during the collecting and reflecting process. At the end of the survey, you will have the option to enter your contact information if we can follow up with a phone interview. This interview should last about an hour.

Compensation:
If you complete the online survey, you will be entered into a $25 online gift card raffle. If you are chosen for the interview and choose to participate, you will be compensated $10 an hour.

Thank you, and I look forward to hearing about your experiences!

Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/F77P7Q7

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