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QSEU15 Preview: Putting Physiological Signals into Pictures

September 2, 2015

Media artist Danielle Roberts (check out her Reverse Calendar), found her curiosity piqued by a scientific paper claiming that  the well-known calming benefits of being in nature can be achieved by merely looking at pictures of natural landscapes. At QS Europe 15, Danielle will present her “Virtual View” project, which combines image and sound for immersion in…

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2015 QS Visualization Gallery: Round 4

August 13, 2015

We’re excited to share another round of personal data visualizations from our QS community. Below you’ll find another five visualizations of different types of personal data. Make sure to check out Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 as well! Name: Damien Catani Description: This is an overview of how I have been doing today against my daily habit targets….

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How to Represent a Year in Numbers

January 20, 2015

As the calendar turns over to a new year, it’s useful to look back and see what the last 365 days have been all about. Looking back is always easier when you have something to look back on, and, no surprise here, self-tracking is a great help for trying to figure out how things went….

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Tim Ngwena: My Music Listening Habits

October 23, 2014

In 2009 Tim Ngwena switched on Last.fm and he’s been running in across all his devices ever since. Earlier this year he decided to take a deep dive into his listening data to see what he could learn.

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QS Access App Visualization Showcase

October 21, 2014

Two weeks ago we announced the release of the QS Access App so you could access your HealthKit data in tabular format for personal exploration, visualization, and analysis. In that short period of time, we’ve seen a good number of downloads and positive feedback. We know from our experiences hosting in-person and online communication about…

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Visualizing Our Quantified Self

September 16, 2014

At our 2013 Quantified Self Global Conference we were excited to share a variety of beautiful and insightful data visualizations from our community. In the months leading up to the conference we asked attendees to send in their own personal data visualizations along with a short description. In our 6 years of hosting Quantified Self…

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Rain Ashford on Wearing Physiological Data

July 2, 2014

Rain Ashford is a PhD student in the Art and Computational Technology Program at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her work is based on the concept of “Emotive Wearables” that help communicate data about ourselves in social settings. This research and design exploration has led her to create unique pieces of wearable technology that both measure and…

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How to Map Your Moves Data

March 14, 2014

In the Quantified Self community we focus on projects and ideas that help people access and get meaning out their personal data, including the information you can collect with your smartphone. If you have an iPhone, Android, or Windows phone you’re already have carrying of the world’s most sophisticated self-tracking tools. The GPS, accelerometer, the…

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Enrico Bertini on Tracking Focused Work

February 28, 2014

We’ve all come face to face with tracking some aspect of our life only to realize that we’re not quite sure how to get started. Enrico Bertini encountered this roadblock when he began thinking about tracking the amount of time he spends engaging in “focused work.” As an information visualization researcher at NYU he decided…

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Jana Beck on Visualizing Her Diabetes Data

February 3, 2014

As you may know, we get excited when someone in our community uses interesting data visualizations to help tell their self-tracking story. Jana Beck is no exception. As a woman living with Type 1 diabetes she’s constantly learning how to better understand what her Dexcom data is telling her. In this talk, Jana follows up…

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QS Gallery: David El Achkar

December 6, 2013

We thought it would be nice to post David’s 138 days of activities visualization here. Make sure to watch his talk from the 2013 QS Global Conference to learn how he created this and what he’s learned from tracking his time. This is my life during the past six months. Each square = 15 minutes….

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QS Gallery: Doug Kanter

November 20, 2013

Doug Kanter shared this beautiful and unique visualization of his blood glucose with us. Be sure to take a peak at his other great visualizations and his wonderful talk at the 2013 Quantified Self Global Conference. This is a visualization of one month of my blood sugar readings from October 2012. I see that my…

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Doug Kanter: A Year Of Diabetes Data

November 20, 2013

The complex relationship between behavior and diabetes control has long been a testing ground for gathering and making sense of personal data. Doug Kanter is a Type-1 diabetic who’s been thinking about how self-tracking influences his diabetes control for a few years. While in graduate school at the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at NYU he…

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QS Gallery: Bob Troia

November 2, 2013

This entry comes to us from Bob Troia. Bob runs the excellent Quantified Bob blog where he explores self-tracking and experimentation. Make sure to check out this post where he explains how he created this great visualization of his movement data. Here’s a cool visualization of approximately 1 month of my location data in and around…

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QS Gallery: Anita Lillie

November 1, 2013

Our first post in our new ongoing QS Gallery Series comes to us from Anita Lille, a member of our Bay Area QS community and fantastic data visualization designer. click for larger image This is concatenation of screenshots from my sleep app. Most sleep apps don’t let you zoom out like this and still see…

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Peter Denman on Visualizing Data with Biomimicry

July 4, 2013

Biomimicry is an interesting topic and one that we’ve started to see creep into our Quantified Self tools and visualizations. While recovering from surgery, Pete Denman, an interaction designer at Intel, became inspired to start to explore biomimicry as a way to show data. In this short Ignite talk from our 2013 European Conference, Pete talks about…

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Doug Kanter on Data, Diabetes, and Marathon Training

May 23, 2013

Doug Kanter has been a Type 1 diabetic for 26 years. Through this time he’s come to learn more about his disease by using many data-gathering tools and his own work in visual analysis at the NYU ITP program. We’ve featured Doug’s compelling work here on the blog before and we were excited to hear him…

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Fun With Sparktweets

May 3, 2013

It’s no secret we love data here at Quantified Self, but we also love seeing how people interact with data. We’ve explored many of those interactions here and we’re always on the lookout for new and different ways people communicate their data and the insights therein.  A few weeks ago we wrote up a short…