ShutEye’s display uses a timeline metaphor with colored horizontal bars that correspond to activities that can impact sleep. Thin bars represent times when the activity is not recommended, while thick bars indicate that the activity is either unlikely to negatively affect sleep (e.g., having a cup of coffee) or likely to improve sleep (e.g., relaxing or exercising). The vertical bar indicates the current time on the timeline. The intersection of the activity’s bar with the vertical bar shows the current recommendation—if the activity’s bar is thin, the activity is not recommended; if it’s thick, it’s probably okay.
ShutEye was evaluated in a 4-week field study with 12 participants who were recruited from the general population. It is currently available on the Android Marketplace (see download link below).
CollaboratorsJared S Bauer
Julie A. Kientz
Jonathan O. Schooler
Nathaniel F. Watson
ShutEye: Encouraging Awareness of Healthy Sleep Recommendations with a Mobile, Peripheral Display
Jared S Bauer, Sunny Consolvo, Ben Greenstein, Jonathan O. Schooler, Eric Wu, Nathaniel F. Watson and Julie A. Kientz
Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2012. Full Paper (PDF)