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Title:Hibiol – A time tracking web extension based on cognitive dissonance
Author(s):Su, Kevin
Subject(s):Attention economy
Digital wellbeing
App usage
Screen time
Abstract:

With the recent discussions surrounding misinformation and personal privacy, there has been escalating concern over the effects of the internet and the attention economy. In response, Apple introduced Screen Time with iOS 12 and Google released Digital Wellbeing for Android. Both help users visualize and self-impose limits on how much time they spend on their mobile devices. These aids, however, are often tucked away behind menus, reducing their accessibility. They also focus primarily on total time spent, making it difficult to see apps we are constantly distracted by but spend little time on. In addition, fixed time limits are very rigid compared to our more fluid behavior. To accommodate for this, time limit mechanisms often include easy bypasses which obviate their purpose.


Hibiol visualizes your browsing history in your browser’s new tab page. A timeline displays information for today and a day within the past week. For both days, the 3 websites you spend the most time on and the 2 websites you visit most frequently are shown.


Instead of using onerous interventions, Hibiol uses high data visibility to create a consistent cognitive dissonance-based feedback loop. This lets us frequently adjust our expectations and actions to be consistent with one another.


(Acknowledgements)

KOSHO TSUBOI DESIGN: Magic Calendar

Leon Festinger: Theory of Cognitive Dissonance

Issue Date:2019
Genre:Website
Other
Type:Other
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/106514
Rights Information:Copyright 2019 Kevin Su
Date Available in IDEALS:2020-03-11


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