Digital Epiphanies: how self-knowledge can change habits and our attitudes towards them.
Presented at: The 27th International British Computer Society Human Computer Interaction Conference: The Internet of things, Brunel University, London, UK.
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People often have an inaccurate perception of their habits, for example, how long they spend doing various activities and how their behaviour compares to that of other people. The resulting inaccurate comparisons can lead to increased stress levels that can impact health and well-being. Personal informatics systems measure and display information about personal behaviours and can facilitate reflection and increase self-knowledge. We provide empirical evidence to show that accurate self-knowledge can result in ‘digital epiphanies’ that lead to changes in attitude and behaviour.
|Type:||Conference item (Presentation)|
|Title:||Digital Epiphanies: how self-knowledge can change habits and our attitudes towards them|
|Event:||The 27th International British Computer Society Human Computer Interaction Conference: The Internet of things|
|Location:||Brunel University, London, UK|
|Open access status:||An open access version is available from UCL Discovery|
|Additional information:||© Cox, A. L., Bird, J. and Fleck, R., 2013.|
|Keywords:||Digital epiphanies, Email, Social networking, Self-reflection, Personal informatics|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Psychology and Language Sciences (Division of) > UCL Interaction Centre
UCL > School of BEAMS
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
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