Breakout: Recording Data By Hand

Many of us record our data manually. This allows collecting data that cannot be recorded with automated tools and often plays an important role for our self-management. What are the motivations for active self-tracking? What are the current practices, and how could they be improved?

Examples for manual tracking / Recording data that cannot be measured with sensors

  • Nutrition tracking
  • Mood
  • Behavior
  • Finances
  • Body Measurement
  • Journaling
  • Getting random samples
  • Collecting Data from various sources in a spreadsheet


  • Self Management -> Reminder
  • What are the feedback loops
  • Confrontation

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