Agu, Emmanuel O.
Excessive alcohol consumption is a growing health problem in the United States. Many smartphone applications track drinking habits to solve this problem; but most do not provide contextual data, which may cause a change in habit. This Major Qualifying Project focused on researching and developing a smartphone application that visualizes contextual data of a user's alcohol drinking habits, such as drinking locations, drinking times, and people drinking with. Data visualization presents data to users where recurrent patterns can be seen and not obvious information is apparent. Research steps included identifying alcohol context and charts to visualize those contexts. Surveys and focus groups were conducted to compile a set of visualizations into the mobile application AlcoContextualizer.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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