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      A Taxonomy for Visualisations of Personal Physical Activity Data on Self-Tracking Devices and their Applications

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      Proceedings of the 32nd International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI)
      Human Computer Interaction Conference
      4 - 6 July 2018
      Smartphone Apps, Wearable Devices, Health Tracking, Smartwatches Self-tracking, Personal Visualization


            Self-tracking devices and apps have been widely used for personal data collection, with particular focus on health and physical activity (PA) monitoring. Despite their pervasive use, data representation and data sharing on these devices and apps are still in their infancy. With the aim of contributing towards structuring the design space of personal health visualisation, we present an overview focused on visualisation methods and the typology of tracked data in the most popular health and PA tracking devices and their companion apps/dashboards. Our research method of data collection is based not only on a review of scientific literature in the field, but also on autoethnography, information collected from manufacturers' websites and user manuals as well as online communities and reviews. We then discuss the major issues and limitations users face with regards to health and PA data interpretation and sharing.


            Author and article information

            July 2018
            July 2018
            : 1-15
            [1 ] School of Computer Science and Informatics, Cardiff University, UK
            [2 ] Informatics Department

            Kings College London, UK
            © Alrehiely et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of British HCI 2018. Belfast, UK.

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            Proceedings of the 32nd International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference
            Belfast, UK
            4 - 6 July 2018
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Human Computer Interaction Conference

            1477-9358 BCS Learning & Development

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            Electronic Workshops in Computing

            Applied computer science,Computer science,Security & Cryptology,Graphics & Multimedia design,General computer science,Human-computer-interaction
            Smartphone Apps,Smartwatches Self-tracking,Wearable Devices,Personal Visualization,Health Tracking
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