Catalyst Feb Seminar
Thursday, 20 February 2014 from 13:30 to 16:30 (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Technology Mediated Reflection: Using Lifelogging to Improve Psychological Well-Being, presented by Prof. Steve Whittaker, University of California at Santa Cruz, Editor-Human Computer Interaction Journal and ACM CHI Academy Member.
People are increasingly recording and revisiting their lives online, a practice we’re calling technology-mediated reflection (TMR). We use an analytic framework derived from psychology and mental health to explore how TMR benefits psychological well-being. We built Echo, a smartphone application for recording everyday experiences and reflecting on them later. We conducted three system deployments that generated over 12,000 recordings and reflections. We found that TMR improves well-being, and describe the underlying mechanisms by which this happens, by analyzing the content of people's recordings. We also report benefits of very long-term TMR, and describe how we are now exploring how the same technology might be used to help people change their habits.
13.30 Coffee & registration