M1.2 Project

FireFlies for Self-regulation

During my M1.2 project I used the existing FireFlies to study how a peripheral visualization of decision making can stimulate the self-regulating behavior of students. In order to do so I conducted a three-week in context user-study with ±90 students and gathered both qualitative and quantitative data.

In an aim to explore the added value of using data in design, I visualized a simple fraction of data, namely: the student’s decision to listen/work or work alone/together. Even though this is a very visualization from a data perspective, it had quite an effect on students, teachers and the interaction between the two.