Modeling and Understanding Human Routine Behavior

Visualization tool for analyzing routine behavior data

Everyone has some kind of routine. Whether it's how you get ready each morning or how you drive your car, routines are behavior blueprints that help us purposefully accomplish repetitive tasks. Modeling those routines, though, is anything but mundane. It provides important insight into situations where those routines occur, and may help people change their habits or improve their efficiency.

A team of HCII researchers are investigating how this information, along with variations that occur in routine behavior, could support development of new technologies to improve peoples' lives, like helping them drive more safely or coordinate complex commuting schedules.