Personal Informatics & HCI: Design, Theory, & Social Implications — CHI 2011 Workshop

Personal Informatics & HCI: Design, Theory, & Social Implications

Accepted Papers | Day of Workshop | Workshop Notes | Call for Participation | Organizers

BinCam: Waste Logging for Behavioral Change
Anja Thieme, Jack Weeden, Nicole Kraemer, Shaun Lawson, Patrick Olivier

We present BinCam, a personal informatics system to monitor individuals’ food waste and recycling behavior. As such, it uses an augmented kitchen bin to automatically capture and log an individual’s waste management activity. Each time the bin is used, a mobile phone installed in the inside of the lid captures an image of the contents and uploads it to a Facebook application. The application offers various visualizations of individuals’ bin usage to increase their awareness of the items they disposed of. Applying Facebook as a platform for reflection offers the potential to engage individuals to regularly use the application. In addition, we regard the social network of Facebook, with its communication dynamics and social influences, as a powerful source in changing personal attitudes and behavior. In this scope, the paper discusses several challenges for designing and evaluating persuasive personal informatics systems.




Follow @allpi on Twitter.

Join the Personal Informatics Facebook Group.

Organized by

Ian Li | Anind Dey | Jodi Forlizzi
Kristina Höök | Yevgeniy Medynskiy


  • Papers Due  February 11, 2011
  • Notification  March 15, 2011
  • Workshop  May 7, 2011

CHI 2011

CHI 2011
May 7–12, 2011
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Created by Ian Li. HCII, Carnegie Mellon University.