LOOP: A physical artifact to facilitate seamless interaction with personal data in everyday life

in DIS 2017 Companion - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, Conference paper (text)

Abstract

© 2017 Copyright is held by the owner/author(s). We investigated how a physical artifact could support seamless interaction with personal activity data in everyday life. We introduce LOOP (Figure 1), a physical artifact that changes its shape according to the activity data of the owner, providing an abstract visualization. This paper reports on the design process of LOOP that was informed by interviews and co-creation sessions with end users. We conclude with future work on the evaluation of the concept. This paper makes two main contributions. Firstly, LOOP is proposed as an example of an alternative approach to physically represent activity data. Secondly, the design process and rationale behind LOOP are presented as design knowledge.