Informing design for reflection: An overview of current everyday practices

Ine Mols, Elise Van Den Hoven, Berry Eggen

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    There is an increasing interest in HCI in designing to support reflection in users. In this paper, we specifically focus on everyday life reflection, covering and connecting a broad range of topics from someone's life rather than focusing on a very specific aspect. Although many systems aim to support reflection, few are based on an overview of how people currently integrate reflection in everyday life. In this paper, we aim to contribute to this gap through a questionnaire on everyday life reflection practices combining both qualitative and quantitative questions. Findings provide insights in the broad range of people that engage with reflection in different ways. We aim to inform design through four considerations: rumination, timing, initiative and social context.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNordiCHI '16
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 9th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Electronic)9781450347631
    Publication statusPublished - 23 Oct 2016
    Event9th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, NordiCHI 2016 - Gothenburg, Sweden
    Duration: 23 Oct 201627 Oct 2016


    Conference9th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, NordiCHI 2016


    • Reflection
    • relective
    • design
    • online questionnaire
    • SRIS
    • design for reflection
    • everyday life

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Human-Computer Interaction
    • Computer Networks and Communications
    • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
    • Software


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