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Self-tracking is an important part of self-care. However, predefined self-tracking approaches can impede people’s agency in managing their health. We investigated a customisable and pictorial self-tracking approach in multiple sclerosis self-management by implementing and conducting a field study of Trackly: a prototype app that supports people in defining and colouring pictorial trackers, such as body shapes. We found that participants utilised the elements of Trackly designed to support agentive behaviour: they defined personally meaningful tracking parameters in their own words, and particularly valued being able to flexibly colour in and make sense of their pictorial trackers. Having been able to support their individual self-care intentions with Trackly, participants reported a spectrum of interrelated experiences of agency, including a sense of ownership, identity, self-awareness, mindfulness, and control. Our findings demonstrate the importance of supporting people’s individual needs and creative capacities to foster mindful and personally meaningful engagement with health and wellbeing data.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '20)|
|Place of Publication||Honolulu, HI, USA|
|Publisher||Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Apr 2020|
|Event||ACM SIGCHI: CHI'20 - Hawaii, Honolulu , United States|
Duration: 24 Apr 2020 → 30 Apr 2020
|Name||Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems|
|Publisher||Association for Computing Machinery|
|Conference||ACM SIGCHI: CHI'20|
|Period||24/04/20 → 30/04/20|
- Digital Health
- symptom monitoring
- mood tracking
- bullet journaling
- perceived control
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Craddock, I. J., Mirmehdi, M., Piechocki, R. J., Flach, P. A., Oikonomou, G., Burghardt, T., Damen, D., Santos-Rodriguez, R., O'Kane, A. A., McConville, R., Masullo, A. & Gooberman-Hill, R.
1/10/18 → 31/01/23
Project: Research, Parent