A Goal- and Context-Driven Approach in Mobile Period Tracking Applications

  • Richard A. BretschneiderEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9177)


Over the past few years the interest in period tracking apps increased, which represent a sub-genre of quantified self apps in women health. They are available in a variety of complexity levels ranging from simple menstruation diaries up to applications with complex fertility calculation algorithms. The goal of this paper is to propose an approach for a period tracking app with an adaptive user interface that takes the users goal and context into account. Our research focusses on the motivations to use a period tracker, the questions that users have regarding their cycle data and how a quantified self app could help in answering these questions.


Self-tracking Period tracking Context User experience Personalization User monitoring Quantified self 


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  1. 1.TOMORROW FOCUS News+ GmbHCologneGermany

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