For this week’s data visualisation, I tracked how often I unlock one of my devices from Monday to Thursday and if I use face, touch, or passcode identification.
You can see below that I used different colours of sticky notes to distinguish between my phone, tablet, private laptop and school laptop. Each black line is one pickup or one unlocking. You can spot a circle, short line/hyphen or wavy line next to the ‚unlocking’ line, which shows the identification type.
By observing my device access, you can follow me through my day. I can see a link to my commute (from last week): As soon as I leave my flat, I use a passcode or touch identification because the face recognition no longer works with a mask on. Shortly after I enter the school building, I access my school laptop and spent less time on my phone.
It was quite shocking to me, how often I accessed my devices, and there is much room for improvement regarding self-control!
However, I can already see how access and my productivity are connected since I started using the forest app following the personal data task from week 4 of CDE. Tracking my focus time helped me stay away from my phone because I cut back on useless scrolling! In my upcoming blog post, I will go into a more in-depth review of the past three weeks of ‚learning ‘with data.