FutureSelf: Interactive Mirror UX Design for Health Promotion

In the novel A Christmas Carol, Scrooge is visited by ghosts showing his future that he will meet with a tragic end if he continues to be cold and miserly. After then, the imagination of future self transforms him into a changed man. We are to adopt this usefulness of imagining the future to help people change their health-related behavior. To investigate this, we began with defining the term Consequence Information as a consequence of continuing what a person has done in the past. We conducted a 4-week ethnographic study to explore how users interact with Consequence Information. Based on the findings from the study, we also conducted a workshop with designers to find out what designers focus on when designing quantified-self services providing Consequence Information. Finally, we suggested a framework for Consequence Information Quantified-Self Service Design. In addition, we produced a video that shows our interactive mirror concept design as an example of Consequence Information quantified-self service. Video link: https://youtu.be/9oyeeE9qK58

Rho, S., Lee, I., Kim, H. K., Jung, J. H., Kim, H., Jeon, B. G., Lim, Y. K. (2017). “FutureSelf: What Happens When We Forecast Quantified Selfers’ Future Health Statuses?” In Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS’17): 637-648. Honorable Mention Award.