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Spark: Visualizing Physical Activity Using Abstract, Ambient Art
Chloe Fan, Jodi Forlizzi, Anind Dey
Many consumer personal informatics tools use charts to visualize complex data, help people better understand their behavior, and ultimately guide them to change their behavior. Informative art  as a form of visual representation has not been extensively explored in displaying personal information, but it has the potential to provide ambient, public, non-intrusive, playful, and interactive feedback that could be more engaging than reflecting on static charts. In this workshop paper, we describe Spark, an application that visualizes physical activity data as information art, and propose a study evaluating the effectiveness of such visualizations in the realm of personal informatics.