Well-Being Strategies from Recording and Reflecting

A Field Trial

ABSTRACT
Many systems have been developed to facilitate recording of events and emotions, as well as reflection on these at a later time. Despite their growing popularity, few studies have actually measured the effects of system usage and their influence on well-being. We present data on 64 participants who generated over 3200 recordings and reflections over 28 days. We compare the effects of simply recording experiences versus reflecting on those experiences at a later time. Both recording and reflecting on everyday events have well-being benefits. While recorders and reflectors benefited equally, they did so through different strategies.

Developing Skills for Well-Being Workshop-  CHI 2015

Full Paper

akonrad@ucsc.edu
© 2013 - Artie Konrad - All Rights Reserved