April 6, 2018


1. Video Scripts

2. Microsoft HoloLens

3. iPhone Prototype 1: choose photos


4. Next Steps

  • Webpage Prototype.

  • Video.


1. iPhone Photo Data

Google Sheets Link

Data of 143 photos I took from March 03 to April 06.

2. Technical Support Research

e.g. Microsoft HoloLens


March 26, 2018

Idea: Tell My Story With Photos

Presentation Slides URL

In the previous six weeks, I used different tools to track myself.  I got a bunch of data such as my daily sleep hours, walking distance, calorie for each meal, time spent on iPhone and etc. What's interesting is that all these are numbers. By making charts and diagrams, I can hav...

March 19, 2018

ABOUT: Develop a method to hack one (or more) of your tracking apps. Software or hardware solutions or a combo of both are welcome. Document your process. Write a short reflection about your hack - how did you do it? What information is gained or lost? What are the implications of hacking your data in the way that you did?



March 3, 2018

Try different motivational Apps

I found out that those APPs which are social based interventions have less effect on me. I think it is because I don't care much about how people judge me. And I'm not often influenced by the people around me. Instead, I care more about my true feelings, such as, do I have any progress today? Do I have...

February 26, 2018

Insights from my personal data tracking

I built a food service based on my self-tracking of what I eat during a day, and how much time I spend on the whole process of eating, including the time I go grocery shopping, on the way to the restaurant, waiting for food, etc.

From my self-tracking, I found out six pain points as following.

I d...

February 11, 2018

SPRING 2018 


Reflect: Visualization, Representation, and Analysis

This week, I made my version of "Dear Data". I tracked my everyday outfit of this week and made a data visualization post card with the data I got. Xiran, as my partner, worked on the same topic.

Getting Data

Everyday before I left home, I toke a photo of m...

February 4, 2018

SPRING 2018 


Track: Data, Representation, and Access in Tracking

In this blog, I talk about the methodology for my self-track.


01 Google Forms + Google Sheets


My self-tracks that use these tools:

  • The moment when I feel inferior.

  • The time when I feel sleepy during the daytime.

  • Aha moments.

  • New thi...

Please reload

Search By Tags
Please reload

© 2019 Mengzhen Xiao