Class Media

Course Readings and Other Media

(* = student paper presentation)

A Healthcare Revolution

Required reading

1. J. Rauch. A Healthcare Revolution. National Affairs, No. 24, Summer 2015, 66-85.


Required reading

1. M. Bowden. The Measured ManThe Atlantic, July-Aug 2012.

2. M. Might. Harnessing the NetStanford Big Data in Biomedicine, June 2015 (video)

3. N.L. London and W.T. London. A Case of Self-ExperimentationCancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 1997 Jul;6(7):475-6.


R. Eveleth. How Self-Tracking Apps Exclude Women. The Atlantic, Dec 2014.

S.C. Gandevia. Self-experimentation, ethics and efficacy. Monash Bioeth Rev 2005 Apr;24(2):43-8.

D Nafus, J Sherman. Big Data, Big Questions | This One Does Not Go Up To 11: The Quantified Self Movement as an Alternative Big Data Practice. International Journal of Communication, [S.l.], v. 8, p. 11, June 2014. ISSN 1932-8036.

F. Pasquale. The Algorithmic Self. The Hedgehog Review, Vol 17, No. 1 Spring 2015.

Applications: Mental Health

Required reading 

1. M Osipov, Y Behzadi, J.M. Kane, G Petrides, & G.D. Clifford. Objective identification and analysis of physiological and behavioral signs of schizophrenia. Journal of Mental Health V. 24, No. 3.


2. M. Matthews, S. Abdullah, G. Gay, & T. Choudhury, T. Tracking mental well-being: Balancing rich sensing and patient needs. Computer, 47(4), 36-43.

Tracking: Physical Activity

Required reading 

1. S Voida, DJ Patterson, and SN Patel. Sensor Data StreamsWays of Knowing in HCI, JS Olson and WA Kellogg (eds.), Springer 2015.

2. A Bulling, U Blanke, B Schiele. A Tutorial on Human Activity Recognition Using Body-Worn Inertial Sensors. ACM Computing Surveys, Vol. 46, No. 3, Article 33, Jan 2014.

Tracking: Eating and Nutrition

Required reading

1. S. Consolvo, P. Klasna, D. McDonald, and J. Landay. Foundations and Trends in HCI, Ch. 2 Section 1 (stop at 2.2).


A. Grimes & R. Harper. Celebratory technology: new directions for food research in HCI. In Proc ACM CHI 2008 (pp. 467-476).

F. Cordeiro. E. Bales, E. Cherry, J. Fogarty. Rethinking the Mobile Food Journal:
Exploring Opportunities for Lightweight Photo-Based Capture.
In Proc ACM CHI 2015.

The US Department of Agriculture Automated Multiple-Pass Method reduces bias in the collection of energy intakes.

Tracking: Sleep

Required reading

1. J. Behar, A. Roebuck, J.S. Domingos, E. Gederi and GD Clifford. A review of current sleep screening applications for smartphones. Physiol. Meas. 34 R29.

Required reading 

*2. JK Min, A Doryab, J Wiese et al. Toss ‘N’ Turn: Smartphone as Sleep and Sleep Quality Detector. In Proc. ACM CHI 2014. ACM, New York, NY USA.

Tracking: Stress

Required reading 

1. J. Hernandez, P. Paredes, A. Roseway, M. Czerwinski. Under Pressure: Sensing Stress of Computer Users. In Proc. ACM CHI 2014

2. Ertin et al.AutoSense: Unobtrusively Wearable Sensor Suite for Inferring the Onset, Causality, and Consequences of Stress in the Field. In Proc. ACM SenSys 2011

Tracking: Feedback and Reflection

Required reading 

*1. E.K. Choe, B. Lee, S. Munson, W. Pratt, J.A. Kientz. Persuasive Performance Feedback: The Effect of Framing on Self-Efficacy. In Proc. AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings. 2013;2013:825-833.

2. S. Consolvo, P. Klasna, D. McDonald, and J. Landay. Designing for Healthy Lifestyles: Design Considerations for Mobile Technologies to Encourage Consumer Health and Wellness. Foundations and Trends in HCI, Ch. 3.

Required reading 

*3. EK Choe, NB Lee, B Lee, W Pratt, JA Kientz. Understanding Quantified Selfers’ Practices in Collecting and Exploring Personal Data. In Proc. ACM CHI 2014. ACM, New York, NY USA.

*4. M. Kay, D. Morris, m.c. Shrafel. There‘s No Such Thing as Gaining a Pound: Reconsidering the Bathroom Scale User Interface. In Proc UbiComp’13.


N. Yau and J. Schneider. Self-SurveillanceBulletin of the American Soc for Info Sci and Tech V. 35, Issue 5, pages 24–30, June/July 2009.

User-Centered Design

Required reading 

1. Lauren Wilcox, Dan Morris, Desney Tan, Justin Gatewood. Designing Patient-Centric Information Displays for Hospitals. Proc. ACM CHI ’10, the 28th international conference on Human factors in computing systems. April 2010, Atlanta, GA, 2123-2132

Designing for Behavior Change

Required reading 

1. C. Abraham, S. Michie. A taxonomy of behavior change techniques used in interventions. Health Psychol. 2008 May;27(3):379-87.

*2. S Consolvo, D McDonald, and J Landay. Theory-Driven Design Strategies for Technologies that Support Behavior Change in Everyday Life. In Proc. ACM CHI 2009.

Required reading 

3. K Stawarz, A Cox, A Blandford. Beyond Self-Tracking and Reminders: Designing Smartphone Apps That Support Habit Formation. In Proc. ACM CHI 2015.

*4. S. Consolvo, P. Klasna, D. McDonald, and J. Landay. Designing for Healthy Lifestyles: Design Considerations for Mobile Technologies to Encourage Consumer Health and Wellness. Foundations and Trends in HCI, Ch. 4: Supporting Goal-Setting.


I Li, A Dey and J Forlizzi. A stage-based model of personal informatics systems. In Proc. ACM CHI 2010, 557-566. 

Health Games

Required reading

A. Grimes, V. Kantroo & B. Grinter. Let’s Play! Mobile Health Games for Adults In Proc UbiComp’ 2010 241-250.

Social Interventions

Required Reading

1. S. Munson, H. Cavusoglu, L. Frisch, S. Fels. Sociotechnical Challenges and Progress in Using Social Media for Health. J Med Internet Res 2013 (Oct 22); 15(10):e226

2. M.W. Newman, D. Lauterbach & S. Munson et al. “It’s not that I don’t have problems, I’m just not putting them on Facebook”: Challenges and Opportunities in Using Online Social Networks for Health. In Proc. ACM CSCW 2011.

Patient Participation in Healthcare

Required Reading

1. D.J. Solove. HIPAA Turns 10: Analyzing the Past, Present, and Future Impact 84 J. of AHIMA 22 (2013).

2. A. Hartzler & W. Pratt. Managing the personal side of health: how patient expertise differs from the expertise of clinicians. J Med Internet Res., 13(3) 2011 Aug 16; e62.


Evaluation: Experimental Design

Required Reading

1. Dallery, J., Cassidy, R. N., & Raiff, B. R. Single­-Case experimental designs to evaluate novel technology­-based health interventions. J Med Internet Res., 15(2), e22.

2. Mohr DC, Cheung K, Schueller SM, Brown CH, Duan N. Continuous evaluation of evolving behavioral intervention technologies.  American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2013 Oct;45(4):517­523.

Required Viewing 

Dr. Susan Murphy: Micro-randomized Trials for JITAI Development

Applications: Diabetes and IBD

Required Reading 

1. Lena Mamykina, Elizabeth Mynatt, Patricia Davidson, and Daniel Greenblatt. 2008. MAHI: investigation of social scaffolding for reflective thinking in diabetes management.  In Proc ACM CHI 2008, ACM, New York, NY, USA, 477-486.

2. Chung CF, Cook J, Bales E, Zia J, Munson SA. More Than Telemonitoring: Health Provider Use and Nonuse of Life-Log Data in Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Weight Management J Med Internet Res 2015;17(8):e203