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Spatial Sync Chart

30 Nov 2006 / in

This chart provides a method for graphic analysis of a day’s activities along virtual-physical and synchronous-asynchronous axes. By categorizing and quantifying daily activities according to their “synchronicity” (do you do them together with other people or on your own schedules?) and their “physicality” (are they performed physically or using computing processes, or a mixture?)

Potential applications include technology ‘throttling’ to even out usage across days/weeks and family counseling or behavioral therapies. For example, in journaling a family’s activities, it may be revealed that they simply need to spend more face time together to improve their relationships….graphics like this could help them visualize their patterns and become aware of time expenditures.