Tools for Studying Behavior and Technology in Natural Settings

  • Stephen S. Intille
  • Emmanuel Munguia Tapia
  • John Rondoni
  • Jennifer Beaudin
  • Chuck Kukla
  • Sitij Agarwal
  • Ling Bao
  • Kent Larson
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2864)


Three tools for acquiring data about people, their behavior, and their use of technology in natural settings are described: (1) a context-aware experience sampling tool, (2) a ubiquitous sensing system that detects environmental changes, and (3) an image-based experience sampling system. We discuss how these tools provide researchers with a flexible toolkit for collecting data on activity in homes and workplaces, particularly when used in combination. We outline several ongoing studies to illustrate the versatility of these tools. Two of the tools are currently available to other researchers to use.


Experience Sampling Natural Setting Ubiquitous Computing Conjoint Analysis Environment Sensor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen S. Intille
    • 1
  • Emmanuel Munguia Tapia
    • 1
  • John Rondoni
    • 1
  • Jennifer Beaudin
    • 1
  • Chuck Kukla
    • 1
  • Sitij Agarwal
    • 1
  • Ling Bao
    • 1
  • Kent Larson
    • 1
  1. 1.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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