I am thrilled to announce that the below-listed articles will be published online soon (in 2022). I thank all the reviewers, participants and colleagues for their contribution to these results!

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Coskun, A., & Karahanoğlu, A. (2022). Data Sensemaking in Self-Tracking: Towards a New Generation of Personal Informatics and Self-Tracking Tools. Accepted (May 2022) to be published in International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction.

This paper reports the results of a systematic literature review we carried out, by synthesizing the findings of 91 articles published before 2021 in self-tracking literature. In the end, we provide a research agenda with directions for advancing HCI studies on data sensemaking practices.

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Ozkaramanlı, D.  Karahanoğlu, A, Verbeek, P. (2022). Reflecting on Design Methods and Democratic Technology Development: The Case of Dutch Covid-19 digital contact tracing applicationAccepted (in May 2022) to be published in She Ji: The Journal of Design, Economics, and Innovation

About: This paper proposes a way to enhance democratic technology development in public governance, by adding an experiential dimension to it. This paper adds to the interdisciplinary discussion on design and democracy and explicates the role of design methods in political participation.

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Karahanoğlu, A. (2022). Psychological Effects of Energy Gels: An investigation into Runners’ Energy Gel Choice and Consumption Strategies in Marathon Running. Accepted (in October 2022) to be published in International Journal of Food Design.

About: This paper reports the explores psychological effects of energy gel consumption on runners with two participant studies, a narrative study (n=10) and a survey (n=39). The findings elucidated a novel area of food design research by unveiling the nature of the non-nutritional interactions between runners and energy gels consumed in marathon running.
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Ekhtiar, T., Gouveia, R, Karahanoğlu, A. & Ludden, G. (2022). Reflection During Goal Setting: An Analysis of Popular Personal Informatics Apps. Accepted to be presented in Design Research Society Conference, Bilbao, Spain 2022.

About: Commercial applications that support behavior change often use goal setting; however, we know very little about if these implementations are based on theory and how they support reflection. In this paper, we analyze how popular health tracking apps support reflection during goal setting. We found that a majority supported limited or no reflection during the elicitation of goals. We discuss our findings and suggest design considerations for improving how these tools can help people in reflecting and eliciting goals.

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Overdijk, R., Iren, D., & Karahanoğlu, A. (2022). Investigating the Design Opportunities for Mood Self-Tracking and Regulating with MoodieAccepted to be presented in Design Research Society Conference, Bilbao, Spain, 2022.

About: Research on the effects of the tools for tracking moods to create awareness of people’s affective health is gaining attention. In this paper, we aim to contribute to this emerging field. We carried out a three-phase study (i.e., exploratory survey, co-creation, and testing) with a total of 46 participants to explore preferred ways of mood tracking and the ways design can support these ways.

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