Poster pitch at Data Science Summit 2018

On November 27 Elcin Hanci presented her poster “I self-tracked myself and now I feel bad” at the 5th edition of the Data Science Summit in Eindhoven. The poster reflected some insights from Elcin’s latest research.

In this research, a creative writing task was used to elicit reflections of the role of self-tracking data in relation to self-evaluation. This was a field study during which participants walked all day with a step-counter, whereby the accessibility of the numerical feedback participants received was manipulated. Results showed that self-tracking increased self-awareness. Those who were able to see how many steps they took were particularly more self-evaluative and self-critical about their performance. Those who thought the device was not functioning, however, were more likely to enjoy the activity itself without being self-evaluative.

Published book chapter on e-coaching for health

Lily Frank and Philip J. Nickel just published a chapter on the ethics of e-coaching in the book Verleiding tot gezond gedrag, a collection of essays on persuasive technology in the health domain.  Their essay is entitled “E-coaching in de gezondheidszorg: is het zacht paternalisme?” (“E-coaching for health: is it soft paternalism?”) and has also been presented at the annual conference of the Dutch Research School for Philosophy in November 2017.  For more information about the book, see:

Poster presentation on Distributed Consent at OZSW conference 2017

On November 10, Dr. Lily Frank, Iris Loosman, Prof. Anthonie Meijers and Dr. Philip J. Nickel presented a poster (below) at the annual conference of the Dutch Research School for Philosophy.

OZSW poster Rethinking Trust and Consent in Mobile Behaviour Change Support Systems