Tag: survey


The State of Self Tracking (QS London Survey)

March 25, 2014

The excellent organizers of the London Quantified Self Show&Tell recently fielded a detailed survey about the self-tracking practices in their group. In the video below Ulrich Atz presents their findings. Some of the interesting results from the survey: 105 respondents (22 identified as female, 76 as male). Over 500 unique tools were being used. 47% of…


How Can We Get More Meaning Out of Our Data?

August 6, 2013

For about a year QS Labs has been working on a small scale project to learn how we can get more meaning out our personal data. The program involves small group discussions in which participants share data in advance, collaborate on visualization and analysis, and discuss the results. With a research grant from Intel, we’ve…


Do You Take Magnesium?

January 15, 2012

This is a guest post from Ken Snyder of Quantified Self London. Thanks Ken! — I have personally found Magnesium to be a great tool in getting better sleep, although I believe a more common use is to help get more sleep. In any event, I thought it would be interesting to hear from the…


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…


Results of the Personal Informatics Survey

February 9, 2010

In the summer of 2009, I posted a survey of personal informatics tools on The Quantified Self, Flowing Data, and forums at personal informatics sites like Slife and MoodJam. Many people participated describing their experiences using existing tools to track and reflect on personal information. The survey helped us develop a model to describe personal…