Fitbit displaying a self tracked health insights

Qualified self  goes by many names - lifelogging, personal informatics and self tracking. Qualified self is a behaviour design pattern that is best used for giving feedback. It helps people to see and understand their own behaviour, in a graphical way. It displays self-knowledge through numbers. This makes the behaviour milestones easy to see, easy to follow their own behaviour change and create a positive experience.

Other examples of Qualified self

Sleep Cycle app

Useful for

  • Starting a new behaviour
  • Giving feedback that positively encourages people to continue
  • Supporting goal directed behaviour