1. Trusting own abilities in an unfamiliar environment.
2. Conducting a field study with an ‘intelligent system’.
3. Designing for greater knowledge instead of designing for the user.
Nowadays, data is more presented as consumer product, though sometimes with an unclear appropriate interaction. The aim of my research was to explore what opportunities lie in the physicalization of personal data and how this could elicit reflection in the everyday life. LOOP is a physicalization designed to allow the individual to engage with their activity data coming from activity trackers. The rings visualize the daily progress compared to the step goal and the results of previous days. For the realization of LOOP multiple end-users have been interviewed and have participated in a co creation session to extract important values for them using an activity tracker. LOOP is evaluated by a field study in the home context. Each participant received LOOP for 1 week and provided information about his/her experience via interviews and a diary.